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Burlington Region Recognized by the United Nations University for its Sustainability Education Programs

This week, Vermont’s Greater Burlington Region received official designation as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability. The region, which includes the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, is one of 136 ...

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Davis Center


UVM Named to Princeton Review’s Top 10 Green Colleges List

The Princeton Review has released its sixth annual guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges — a listing of the schools with “the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities.”  The University ...

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Sophia Hoffacker


UVM Sophomore Wins Udall Scholarship, Two Juniors Named Honorable Mentions

UVM student Sophia Hoffacker ’17 has been awarded the Udall Scholarship, a prestigious, nationally competitive award for sophomores and juniors who are committed to careers related to environmental or Native American issues. Udall Scholars have demonstrated strong leadership and excellence in the classroom.

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Amanda Spears at wingbee


What’s a Woodcock Wingbee?

What do you get when you put twenty-seven wildlife biologists in a UVM classroom with 12,088 woodcock wings? This might sound like the set-up for a Far Side cartoon, but the correct answer is a “Woodcock Wingbee.” The goal of the wingbee? To help understand and protect populations of this upland bird species, a favorite of ...

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Frances Iannucci conducting research in Mongolia


Field Research in Mongolia Informs Senior's Thesis

Fly fishing in Mongolia for the world’s largest trout species, Hucho taimen, may be a fly fisherman’s dream, but for Frances Iannucci, a senior honors student in UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, it was all about serious research last summer. Mongolia’s inland rivers, including the Eg-Uur, are ...

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Gund Institute Vermont climate change environment Senate Committee


UVM Scientists to Senate: Climate Change Is Real -- and Caused by Humans

University of Vermont researchers testified to state lawmakers yesterday that climate change is real and caused by human activity. 

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