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12-17-2014

14 Memorable UVM Moments from 2014

Just one of 223 years in UVM's long history, 2014 has had its share of memorable moments. This list shows the range of successes and fun we've had -- whether right here on our campus or on the world stage. Read on to relive some of the year's highlights.

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12-15-2014

Interview with Psychology Professor Broadcast Worldwide by Voice of America

Voice of America recently broadcast an interview with UVM psychology professor Karen Fondacaro. Through the Connecting Cultures program, which she created, Fondacaro and her graduate students provide culturally sensitive counseling to refugees in the Burlington area who have experienced torture and trauma in their home countries. ...

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Congress

12-09-2014

Congressional Quagmire?

When the 114th United States Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since the Republican Revolution of 1994 that the Grand Old Party held majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. The recent takeover of the Senate by Republicans, who now hold a 54-46 advantage, made that possible, and ...

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Brian Sprague, Ph.D.

12-08-2014

Sprague Study Shows Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Dense Breasts Not Beneficial

A new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by Brian Sprague, Ph.D., at the University of Vermont Cancer Center concludes that supplemental ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts would substantially increase costs with little improvement in overall outcomes. The research provides needed evidence on ...

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Lake Champlain

12-03-2014

New Report: Vermonters Willing to Pay for Lake Champlain Clean-up

Vermonters rank water quality as a top public policy priority and are willing to pay to improve the health of Vermont’s waterways, according to survey data published in a new report by the Vermont EPSCoR Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin (RACC) project. The findings are based on two surveys of Vermont ...

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Vermont Advanced Computing Core

12-02-2014

Vermont Advanced Computing Core Accelerates Research

For 10 years, the Vermont Advanced Computing Core — the VACC, UVM’s on-campus supercomputer — has supported the research of more than 338 faculty and students from across the university. “And our faculty and student body is changing — we’re attracting more and more people who are computationally minded,” says ...

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