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climate change summit

11-19-2014

UVM Shares Expertise with Policy-Makers at Climate Change Summit

The top floor of the Davis Center was a hive of activity on Nov. 18 as 55 members of the Vermont House and Senate and 11 state agency representatives rubbed elbows and exchanged ideas with more than 50 University of Vermont faculty and a half dozen administrative leaders. The occasion was the second annual UVM Legislative Summit, ...

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Tony Lehouillier and Yolanda Chen

11-12-2014

The Midge that Eats More Kale

Three years ago, Tony Lehouillier began to worry about some of his purple kale. “It was just weird looking,” he says, cupping his hands around a tall stalk on his farm near Johnson, Vt. “Then the top would start to die. Plants would fold over.” Others had strangely puckered leaves and brown scarring. The blighted kale ...

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agricultural research

11-11-2014

UVM Research to Play Important Role in Setting Federal Food Safety Guidelines

The University of Vermont has received a $500,000 three-year grant from the Food and Drug Administration to determine how long E. coli will survive in soil after raw manure and a spray containing benign forms of the bacteria are applied to it.  

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Rick Paradis on Mt Mansfield

10-29-2014

Symposium: Education and Research in Natural Areas

In the spring of 1974, the University of Vermont’s Board of Trustees resolved that the summit of Mount Mansfield and nine other parcels of university-owned land across Vermont be designated as Natural Areas. Forty years later, “an impressive amount of high-quality teaching, research, and stewardship has resulted from this ...

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10-24-2014

UVM Promoted to Silver as “Bike Friendly” University

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Vermont as one of the nation’s most “Bicycle Friendly Universities,” on Oct. 22 — and promoted UVM to its silver level award, the group announced from its headquarters in Washington, DC.

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10-23-2014

When Good Compost Goes Big

With Vermont’s new universal recycling law slated to ban landfilling of yard waste by summer 2016, and of food scraps by 2020, composting will soon be required. “And we will likely have a lot more compost in Vermont to spread around,” says Stephanie Hurley, a professor UVM’s Plant and Soil Science Department.

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