Tony Magistrale whips into Michael Strauss’ suburban driveway in a small silver convertible, top down on a beautiful spring day, as Strauss steps out to greet him. At first glance – and probably second too – the pair wouldn’t appear to have much in common. Magistrale, 60, is a professor of English and widely considered to ...
To what extent do stories we read and watch for fun have an impact on our political views and thinking? A new book by a political science professor at the University of Vermont, based on a national survey of college students, suggests that the influence of the Harry Potter series on the Millennial Generation (1982-2002) may extend ...
Designing snowboards at Burton might not be the straightest path to treating patients in the U.S. Army Medical Core, but for one alumnus, the UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program helped bridge that divide.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources installed its new green roof -- or more accurately, roofs -- atop their home in the George D. Aiken Center. It's a design ten years in the making that features eight research watersheds, sloped sections that channel unabsorbed water into separate drains for measurement and further data collection. While the roof's plantings will actively absorb runoff, providing protection for Lake Champlain in the here and now, it's also serving a higher calling: to act as a testing environment to improve green roof designs of the future.
The University of Vermont Howard Fountain is removed from the UVM Green for a restoration. The video follows the restoration process of the fountain and learns about the fountain's history.
Just two years out from graduation, alumna Sasha Fisher '10 has wasted no time putting her self-designed major to use. If "human security" sounds abstract and philosophical (just the sort of lofty, idealistic concept that bright, optimistic undergraduates might enjoy probing during their four years in college), Fisher has found a way to bring her choice of study back down to Earth.
Spark MicroGrants, the non-profit she's co-founded, has already helped humans in eastern Africa achieve security of one kind or another, by funding projects to improve access to education, clean water, healthcare, food and more.
Have you ever been inside Old Mill's tower? Take a tour with 2012 grad Juliet Critsimilios.
How to get across the idea to a group of college sophomores that, thousands of years before Steve Jobs launched Apple Computer, humans were capable of technological innovation and brilliance? In an Honors College course called Ancient Inventions, students learned the old fashioned way: by actually building the machines of the ancient world -- with only a book of illustrations to guide them.
Scientists identify it as Salvelinus namaycush. Other names include mackinaw, lake char, touladi, togue, siscowet, and paperbelly. Lots of people call it, simply, a lake trout. It's a freshwater fish found in many northern lakes in North America.
In Lake Champlain, lake trout spawn at several reefs. Ellen Marsden, UVM professor of fisheries, has found extremely high densities of trout eggs and young fish (called fry) at these spawning sites.
But that's where the happy story seems to end.
University of Vermont Environmental Program and Global Studies student Jens Pharr collects compost on the UVM campus by bicycle. Jens works for One Revolution Bicycle Delivery Cooperative in Burlington, Vermont.
The Vermont Cynic is the University of Vermont's 130 year old student run newspaper that has won a Pacemaker Award two years in a row. Catch a glimpse behind the scenes as the student journalists work at the Cynic on a deadline night.