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April 19, 2014

Rehana Pothiawala, Fathima Samen and Christopher Thomas Veal


Medical Mentors

Spring semester of senior year is hectic for any UVM student staring down that Sunday, May 18, graduation date on the calendar. Christopher Thomas Veal has upped the ante in recent weeks with trips to academic medical conferences in Florence, Italy and Harvard University to present research he’s been involved with as an ...

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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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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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  • 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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