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Julian Bond, Heading-Grant

04-17-2015

VP for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Receives Diversity Visionary Award

Wanda Heading-Grant, UVM vice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, is a recipient of a Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the award — a national honor recognizing individuals who ...

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U.S. Citizenship Course

04-15-2015

Students, New Americans Learn from Each Other in U.S. Citizenship Course

When sophomore Eric Venezia decided to come to UVM to play goalie on the men’s soccer team he expected to make new friends and enjoy all of the experiences that come with college life. Befriending a 69-year-old man from Bhutan and helping him become an American citizen wasn’t one of them. 

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Waterman Building, Burlington, VT

04-14-2015

UVM to Hold “Gender and Precarity” Conference in Celebration of Joan Smith

The University of Vermont will sponsor a conference in memory and celebration of former College of Arts and Sciences dean Joan Smith on Thursday, April 16 titled "Gender and Precarity: The Consequences of Economic and Climate Instability." The conference, consisting of two panel discussions, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in ...

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Sarah Turner, senior English lecturer; Maeve Eberhardt, assistant professor of linguistics; Emily Bernard, professor of English and interim director of UVM’s Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program; and moderator Lacretia Johnson Flash, Assistant Dean for Conduct, Policy and Climate

03-27-2015

UVM Professors Engage in “Real Talk about the N-Word”

The disturbing video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members singing a racist chant, widely reported in the media this month, has reignited national concern and conversation about race and racism on college campuses. On March 26, four University of Vermont scholars gathered to talk about the epithet at the heart of that ...

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03-16-2015

Blackboard Jungle 8 to Focus On "Inclusive Excellence at UVM: Building Our Collective Capacities"

Emily Bernard, professor of English and interim director of UVM’s Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, will kick off the Blackboard Jungle 8 Symposium “Inclusive Excellence at UVM: Building Our Collective Capacities” with a keynote lecture on Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. at the Dudley H. Davis Center Grand Maple ...

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Emily Bernard, University of Vermont, 2015 PEN Literary Award Judge

02-24-2015

Talking Race in the Classroom

Emily Bernard says her best writing starts in the classroom. Take the UVM professor and celebrated author’s powerful essay on race, “Teaching the N-Word.”

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