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Josh Bongard

01-28-2015

What Do You Think About Machines That Think?

John Brockman's Edge Question is a major event in the intellectual calendar each year — its roots go back to talks he had with Isaac Asimov and others in 1980. This year's question, "What do you think about machines that think?" drew essays from Daniel C. Dennett, Nicholas Carr, Steven Pinker, Freeman Dyson, George Church and ...

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Ellen Andersen

01-27-2015

Expert Take: Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 16 to determine whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry came as surprise to many Americans, especially after justices passed only a few months earlier on hearing appeals from rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states. Ellen Andersen, associate ...

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Alan Alda

01-27-2015

Alan Alda to Speak at UVM on Connecting Science with the Public

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will give a lecture titled "Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science" at the University of Vermont on Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center.

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Carmen Smith with students

01-21-2015

Mastering Math Through Movement

Picture this: a classroom full of 9-year-olds are up and moving around, contorting their bodies and waving their arms. But it’s not gym period or even music class getting them moving — these kids are learning math.

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Paul Besaw dancing

01-15-2015

Artful Allies

It was time for dancer Paul Besaw to create a solo piece. In 2008, the professor and founding faculty member in UVM’s dance program sought a return to performing more himself. Having just completed a very large collaborative dance project, he was also of the mind that a pendulum swing toward a round of creative independence ...

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01-14-2015

UVM Receives Community Engagement Certification from Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has renewed the University of Vermont’s Community Engagement Classification. The classification certifies that UVM has a significant and institutionalized local, national and global commitment to community engagement  through reciprocal partnerships that benefit both ...

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