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Board Hears of UVM’s Economic Impact, Learns of a New Institute, Approves Two Major Capital Projects

During its October meeting, UVM’s Board of Trustees heard a report on the university’s significant impact on the state’s economy, learned of the creation of a new Institute for the Environment and gave the green light to two important construction projects.

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Edward Hopper painting Bridle Path


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.”


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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Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the Cancer Moonshot event at UVM. Also pictured: Sen. Leahy and Gary Stein, director of the UVM Cancer Center


Vice President Biden Brings 'Cancer Moonshot' to UVM

“If you are ever going to be involved in cancer research, this is the moment,” Vice President Joe Biden told a packed Davis Center ballroom at the University of Vermont Oct. 21. “This is the inflection point.”

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UVM’s Innovation Slam Attracts a Crowd and a Senator

The Silver Maple Ballroom of University of Vermont’s Davis Center was a hub of creative entrepreneurship on the morning of Oct. 17, as the university hosted its first ever Innovation Slam.

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Waterman Building


New Study: UVM’s Economic Impact in Vermont Is $1.33 Billion

According to a new study, the University of Vermont created $1.33 billion in economic value for the state of Vermont in 2014-15. The university also supported 11,287 jobs throughout the state and generated $78.8 million in state and local taxes.

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