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How Many Basic Plots Are There in All Stories Ever Written?

Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's idea that stories share basic "shapes," UVM researchers have analyzed more than 1,700 texts, discovering six narrative trajectories -- the building blocks for storytelling. Read The Guardian's coverage...

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Agricultural Emissions 'Reality Check'

The BBC reports on research, led by UVM scientist Lini Wollenberg, that shows that even if world-wide agriculture implements all of today’s best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it will fall short of what is needed—and block the goals of the recent Paris climate change agreement. Read the story...

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How America’s Best Idea Can Be Colleges’ Best Opportunity

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published Professor Robert Manning's thoughts on the value of the national parks to students and researchers. "As American colleges and universities continue to revolutionize their curricula through high-impact practices that include student engagement with real places and problems, and ...

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A Hole Punched Through History

CNN spotlights Ground, a compelling photo book assembled by Bill McDowell, professor of art, which shares the hole-punched negatives of photos commissioned by a federal agency to document the plight of farmers during the Great Depresseion.

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