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07-21-2015

Four Innovative Research Project Proposals Earn SPARK-VT Funding at UVM

University of Vermont Vice President for Research Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., has announced that four UVM research teams have each been awarded seed grants – ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 – to help move their innovative work one step closer to the marketplace. The researchers were among six finalist teams who pitched ...

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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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Bias awareness is an important indicator for people's willingness to change their subtly prejudiced behaviors

07-15-2015

Color Blind? Bias-Aware Whites Better for Modern Race Challenges, Says New Study

Some white Americans like to pat themselves on the back for being racially color blind. But a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that whites aware of their biases are better equipped to address contemporary racial challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and ...

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Stuart Hart

07-14-2015

Prof's New Book Further Develops Base of Pyramid Business Model

More than a dozen years have passed since Professor Stuart Hart co-authored the landmark paper “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” offering a blueprint for companies wanting to turn a profit while also lifting the world’s poorest people out of poverty. Two books would follow along with major investments from ...

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bumblebee

07-09-2015

Buzz the Alarm: Climate Change Puts Squeeze on Bumblebees

Global warming is putting the squeeze on bumblebees. In the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators, scientists have discovered that global warming is rapidly shrinking the area where these bees are found in both North America and Europe.

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Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.; Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D.; Jon Ramsey, Ph.D.; Rachael Oldinski, Ph.D.; Dryver Huston, Ph.D., Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

07-01-2015

Researchers Pitch their Ideas: UVM Hosts First University-Wide SPARK-VT

With proposals ranging from low-cost ground-penetrating radar to a lung sealant derived from seaweed, six research teams from the University of Vermont pitched their ideas to a panel of experts at the first university-wide SPARK-VT session, all hoping to receive a seed grant to help move their innovative work one step closer to ...

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