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UVM's First African American Graduate Receives Long Overdue Recognition

Andrew Harris’ life may have lasted only three years after becoming the first African American to graduate from the University of Vermont, but what it lacked in longevity was exceeded by Harris’ impact on the African American community and its struggle for freedom.

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Award-Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Speak at UVM

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction with her most recent novel Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on Monday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Stephen Keller


Meet the Profs

Trained at Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, hailing from Glasgow, Beirut, Okinawa, with expertise in nanotechnology, performance studies, and adaptation to climate change, UVM's newest professors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to campus. Read on to get to know nine of the dozens of new faculty members who arrived on campus ...

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Diversifying Computer Science

The University of Vermont is one of fifteen universities across the United States joining a new initiative designed to increase the percentage of their computer science undergraduate majors that are female and students of color.

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Rashad Shabazz


Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., UVM Today noted @RashadShabazz deeply engaged in the conversation. It’s a topic that Shabazz, UVM assistant professor of geography and protégé of renowned activist Angela ...

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UVM to Host Day-Long Institute for Professionals Serving LGBTQ Students

The University of Vermont will host “Points of Influence: LGBTQ Students, Social Change, and You,” a day-long institute designed to connect colleagues across the Northeast to discuss emerging trends and issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) student services. The event, led and organized by the ...

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