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11-17-2016

UVM Offers New Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management and Policy

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont will offer a new online Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy starting in January.

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Katniss from Hunger Games and Hillary Clinton

11-09-2016

How Entertainment Affects our Politics

Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat begs the question: when will the highest and hardest glass ceiling be shattered in the U.S.? While change is not yet coming to the nation’s political stage, it is under way on our screens, and new research reveals that the fiction we watch influences our gendered perceptions of what it takes ...

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Great Wall of China

11-08-2016

UVM Joins the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Initiative

The University of Vermont has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, committing to increase the number of UVM students participating in study abroad by nearly 40 percent by 2020. An announcement event took place in Waterman Manor on November 8 before about 65 UVM students, faculty ...

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Ray Vega

11-03-2016

The Creative Mind

While teaching a fundamental lesson of jazz, trumpet player and senior lecturer in music Ray Vega will say, "Let's have a conversation." Then, the instant his student talks, Vega interrupts, jabbering incoherently. Looking confused, maybe insulted, the student asks the professor what he's doing. "I'm not listening," Vega replies. ...

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Edward Hopper painting Bridle Path

10-25-2016

Alumni Eyes on Art

“Sargent to Basquiat,” the title of the Fleming Museum’s central exhibit for the fall semester, captures the wide span of time and diverse styles encompassed in this show of art on loan from alumni collections. Variety is also the hallmark of the collectors, a few with careers in the art world, most not, but all united by a ...

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 Tobey, a fourth-grader at JJ Flynn Elementary School watches birds over the bike path in Burlington, VT, with his UVM mentor and “bird buddy,” Sara Fergus, a UVM sophomore enrolled in Environmental Studies 295, “Birding to Change the World.”

10-25-2016

Birding to Change the World

Professor Trish O’Kane’s new course, “Birding to Change the World,” began far from Derway Island in the north end Burlington, where, on an autumn afternoon, her class of UVM students tromps through a floodplain forest with a crew of kids from nearby JJ Flynn Elementary. In 2005, standing inside the soggy remains of her ...

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