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Gina Fiorile

08-20-2015

UVM Student Invited Back to the White House for Climate Education Event

This February, UVM student Gina Fiorile was one of eight Americans honored at the White House for their extraordinary work to enhance climate education and literacy across the country. It seemed a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the first-year from Saranac Lake, New York. But before even beginning her sophomore year, Fiorile has ...

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UVM Proctor Maple Research Center

08-17-2015

UVM Proctor Maple Research Center to Provide Pure Maple Syrup to UVM Dining

UVM Dining will be offering maple syrup from the University of Vermont’s own Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC), starting this fall. PMRC’s Grade A Dark maple syrup will be the standard across the campus’ nine dining locations.

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08-06-2015

Intervale Food Hub Becomes Approved UVM Dining Vendor

The Intervale Food Hub, a social enterprise of Burlington-based nonprofit Intervale Center, is now an approved vendor to UVM Dining at the University of Vermont. The Intervale Food Hub is known for its subscription baskets containing local products including vegetables, eggs, meat, yogurt, and cheese from 40 Vermont producers. ...

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Courtney Giles and Peter Isles on floating platform in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay.

08-05-2015

Missisquoi Bay’s Worst Algae Bloom Tied to Low Spring Snowmelt and Hot, Dry Summer Conditions

Several factors combined to drive the worst blue-green algae bloom in northeastern Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay in recent history. Scientists attribute these unsightly and toxin-producing blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, blooms to a changing climate and changing nutrient inputs from our intensifying land use practices. 

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Post-doc researcher Leif Richardson; Deborah Neher, professor of plant and soil science; Sen. Patrick Leahy; Tom Vogelmann, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Nancy Mathews, dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

07-17-2015

Sen. Leahy, UVM Officials Highlight Cutting-Edge Research Made Possible by 2014 Farm Bill

The University of Vermont welcomed Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to the Miller Research Farm on July 17 to highlight some of the research projects and programs developed with the $15 million in grants and funding Leahy helped secure as a lead negotiator of the 2014 Farm Bill.  

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students at work creating compost system

07-15-2015

Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.

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