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04-09-2014

USA Today Covers History Professor’s New Take on Slavery in Vermont

Associate Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield is profiled in a USA Today article about his research and latest book, The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810. Whitfield discusses his findings regarding the fact that Vermont experienced the lingering effects of slavery after its constitutional ban in the state. "What I'm ...

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04-07-2014

UVM’s April Fool’s Day Prank Featured in Guardian’s “Best of the Web”

Students, staff and faculty at UVM woke on April first to an article from University Communications touting a new plan to recycle used ice from the Gutterson rink Zamboni machines into frozen treats. The satirical story, ending with a declaration of “happy April fool’s day” from President Sullivan, made the list of top ...

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04-01-2014

Wall Street Journal Spotlights UVM Professor’s Strides Against Chronic Heart Failure

Dr. Philip Ades, a professor of cardiovascular medicine, is showcased in a Wall Street Journal article on chronic heart failure and Medicare. Ades and colleagues were able to convince Medicare to cover exercise rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic heart failure, giving them, as Ades puts it, “a chance to improve ...

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03-27-2014

Outside Magazine Reports on UVM Gund Fellow’s Culinary Crusade

Outside magazine chronicles the battle being waged by Bun Lai, a prominent sushi chef, and Joe Roman, fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. The duo have teamed up to ignite the “invasavore” movement, a culinary response to the prevalence of invasive species and the destruction they cause to native species and ...

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03-21-2014

Economist Covers Emeritus Professor’s New Research on the Minds of Birds

Professor Emeritus Bernd Heinrich and visiting scholar Thomas Bugnyar’s research on theory of mind in ravens is the subject of an article in The Economist. Humans are often considered to be the only species capable of advanced mental processes such as recognizing that other people have their own personal thoughts. Heinrich and ...

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03-21-2014

Boston Globe Covers UVM Researchers’ Revolutionary Maple Research

The Boston Globe reports on a new maple syrup tapping method devised by director Timothy Perkins and plant biologist Abby van den Berg of UVM’s Proctor Maple Research Center. Instead of drawing sap from mature trees, the new method vacuums the sap out of cut saplings. Practitioners in the maple industry feel that this could have ...

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03-18-2014

Groundbreaking UVM Research on Lung Regeneration Spotlighted in Science Daily

UVM College of Medicine professor Dr. Daniel Weiss and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Darcy Wagner, are featured for their groundbreaking research developing a new method to reliably, artificially engineer a lung.The scientists are seeking to address both the scarcity of donor lungs and the high rate of organ rejection by the body for ...

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03-18-2014

The American Scholar Features UVM Professor’s Writing Advice

Emily Bernard, a professor of English and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies, shares a piece of her writing philosophy in The American Scholar’s “writing lessons” column. Her advice for surmounting the crisis of the blank page: “make something useful,” words, she says, that temper loneliness and and offer insight into the world. ...

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03-18-2014

UVM Biology Professor Profiled in Running Times

The latest issue of Running Times features Professor Emeritus Bernd Heinrich in an article that chronicles his life story, exploring the connection between his renowned distance running success and his preeminence as a naturalist. As Heinrich, 73, and his 40 bpm heartbeat run around his off-the-grid property in Maine, he ...

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03-18-2014

Alumna’s Latest Book Reviewed in New York Times

The latest book from author Maria Hummel ’94 is featured in the New York Times Sunday book review. Motherland is historical fiction centered around German citizens during World War II. Hummel drew on letters and records from her ancestors to create this work, which reviewer Nicholas Kulish describes as “deeply researched, ...

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