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April 24, 2014

Peter Doubleday


Office Gives Students Leg Up in National Scholarship Competitions

What Peter Doubleday is researching is interesting: an emerging area of cancer biology called autophagy, a process by which cells cannibalize themselves. Where he’s doing the research is also interesting: Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales.        

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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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Two New Turtles

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have discovered that it is not one species — but three.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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