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Fleming class


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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LANDS students


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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Howard Dean at CDAE event


Gov. Dean, Goat Roast Help CDAE Celebrate 20th

What a difference 20 years make.

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health care in Uganda


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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Return of the Town Forest

About four miles southeast from the city of Barre, Vt., on Millstone Hill, near the unincorporated settlement of Graniteville, 14 UVM students are studying a photograph taken in 1905. The grainy black-and-white image shows perhaps 200 stonecutters, posed in a quarry, some on ladders, some holding steel cables, dwarfed by sheer ...

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Alan Tinkler photo


Tinkler Named National Finalist for Service-Learning Award

Alan Tinkler, assistant professor of education, has been named a finalist for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy. The award is presented annually to pre-tenure faculty members from across the ...

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