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April 23, 2014

Greenland ice sheet


Science: There’s Something Ancient in the Icebox

Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

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inTACT Sketchpad


Senior Project Turns Into Successful Tech Start-up to Help the Blind

Michael Rosen has produced research related to people with disabilities for the past four decades, the last ten as a research associate professor in the School of Engineering. It wasn’t until he co-founded Engineering to Assist and Support You (E.A.S.Y), LLC, with a colleague and a former student, however, that he felt like his ...

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students on field trip


Integrated Programs Help First-Years Find Home

New friends, new school, new teachers, new home. Everything will change in a few months for graduating high school seniors heading off to college. An exciting time, for sure, but navigating a new landscape can be intimidating.

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  • A musical tribute to life at UVM.

  • Follow the UVM Bike Users Group, BUG, as they participate in the annual Burlington, Vermont Halloween Ride, coordinate the UVM bike-share program and work in the BUG Bike Education Center bike shop.

  • Thanks to a three-year, $116,706 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture jointly awarded to UVM and Cornell, all-but-wild shiitake mushrooms like Andy Bojawanowi’s are increasingly common in markets in Vermont, New York and surrounding states. Read the story.

  • A nicknack on a desk or a picture on an office wall may tell a story. Hear Professor Ingrid Nelson talk about her favorite items in her office -- capulanas, collected while conducting research in Mozambique.

  • Generations of UVM students have learned about reporting and editing, photography and layout, late nights and immovable deadlines and the thrill of a byline at the Vermont Cynic.

  • Alumna Sasha Fisher '10 has wasted no time putting her self-designed "human security" major to use. Spark MicroGrants, the non-profit she co-founded, has helped people in eastern Africa achieve security of one kind or another, by funding projects to improve access to education, clean water, healthcare, food and more.

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