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UVM Research Featured in U.S. News, The Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Ed and More

The latest edition of UVM in the News is out with stories from The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Los Angeles Times on research by Julie Dumas, assistant professor of psychiatry, in which she finds that aging brains work harder to maintain cognitive function. Applied mathematician Peter Dodds and his team stay in the spotlight for their work tracking happiness via Twitter, gaining attention from P.C. Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, NPR and numerous other national outlets.

Following is a small sampling of other stories from the publication that highlights UVM people and programs in the national and local spotlight:

Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

How stable is Saudi Arabia in a changing political climate with aging heirs to the throne and a rapidly growing population? Political scientist and Middle East expert Gregory Gause analyzes the situation for the Council on Foreign Relations. Read the story at

Adaptation or Extinction in the Anthropocene

In his National Geographic post, professor of environmental studies Saleem Ali, considering public policy to affect global climate change, reviews two books by UVM colleagues Joe Roman, conservation biologist and author of Listed, and Amy Seidl, ecologist and author of Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming. Read the story at

A Serious Illness or an Excuse?

This trend feature in The Wall Street Journal highlights the success story of a student diagnosed with bipolar disorder who ended a semester with a 3.9 grade-point average thanks to the assistance of UVM's disability service office. Read the story at

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