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Josh Bongard


What Do You Think About Machines That Think?

John Brockman's Edge Question is a major event in the intellectual calendar each year — its roots go back to talks he had with Isaac Asimov and others in 1980. This year's question, "What do you think about machines that think?" drew essays from Daniel C. Dennett, Nicholas Carr, Steven Pinker, Freeman Dyson, George Church and ...

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Richard Galbraith


New Research VP's Initiatives Aim to Help Faculty Succeed

After a long and distinguished tenure as a faculty member, clinician, research scientist and administrator in UVM’s College of Medicine, Richard Galbraith was named UVM’s vice president for research in July 2014. UVM Today recently sat down with Dr. Galbraith, an M.D. who also holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology, ...

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Ting Tan and Brian Ribbans


UVM Engineers Build Tiny Renewable Wind Turbine for Developing World

.00002 miles per hour might remind you of a bad day on the interstate. But that’s how fast some bamboo can grow: up to 35 inches every day — a world record. It’s a grass that can, in a few months, grow as tall as a tree. And, as it grows on, say, a mountainside in China or Chile, it gets hammered by the wind. But it ...

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opening celebration for VCET @ BTV


Senator Leahy, Fairpoint, UVM Launch VCET@BTV

At an Oct. 14 ceremony, Senator Patrick Leahy, FairPoint, the University of Vermont and the Vermont Technology Council officially launched VCET@BTV, a co-working and technology accelerator space opened by the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). Located in downtown Burlington in the FairPoint Technology Hub, the ...

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UVM Transportation Research Center Receives $1M Grant from USDOT to Create Workforce Center

The University of Vermont Transportation Research Center has been selected to host the Northeast Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center under a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT). The new center will be based at the Transportation Research Center (TRC) on the UVM Trinity Campus in ...

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STEM building


$1 Million Gift from Alumnus Is First Major Private Gift to UVM’s STEM Project

A $1 million gift commitment from University of Vermont alumnus Richard W. Barrett, class of 1966, and his wife, Elaine, is the first major private gift to the largest capital project in the university’s history.

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