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UVM Receives Community Engagement Certification from Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has renewed the University of Vermont’s Community Engagement Classification. The classification certifies that UVM has a significant and institutionalized local, national and global commitment to community engagement  through reciprocal partnerships that benefit both ...

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Service-Learning: Teaching the Teacher

The determination of a single student to become an accomplished reader was one of Jessica O’Brien ’14’s most rewarding memories as a tutor at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington.  It also helped inspire her to become a teacher.

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Art, Anthro Team Up to Teach Students Museum Work Skills

On a Sunday in November, half a dozen students, guided by an expert in the field of costume installation, are at work in the basement of the Fleming Museum. Their task sounds simple: put clothes on a dress form, make a hat look as it would if someone were wearing it. But how do you accomplish this when the clothing size doesn’t ...

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Living on the LANDS Semester

UVM’s new LANDS Program Field Semester is the only program of its kind in the United States. Similar to a study abroad program — but staying on campus — 15 undergraduate students signed on as the first team in the spring of 2014. Then they worked — full-time, all fall — on field-based alternatives to traditional classes ...

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Gov. Dean, Goat Roast Help CDAE Celebrate 20th

What a difference 20 years make.

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Microphilanthropy Initiative Changes Perspectives, Lives of Students

Not a day goes by that Lauren Dobay ’13 doesn’t think about the people she provided care for in Uganda as a senior nursing student in the rural town of Kamuli. Forever etched in her mind are images of hallways lined with critically ill patients at the acute inpatient hospital unit where she worked -- a facility that had almost ...

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