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02-11-2015

Pizzagalli Foundation Pledges $1 Million to University of Vermont’s STEM Project

Vermont’s Pizzagalli Foundation has made a $1 million gift commitment to support the University of Vermont’s $104 million STEM project, the largest capital project in the school’s history.

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dodds and danforth

02-09-2015

F-Bombs Notwithstanding, All Languages Skew Toward Happiness

In 1969, two psychologists at the University of Illinois proposed what they called the Pollyanna Hypothesis—the idea that there is a universal human tendency to use positive words more frequently than negative ones. “Put even more simply,” they wrote, “humans tend to look on (and talk about) the bright side of life.” It ...

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Josh Bongard

01-28-2015

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

11-12-2014

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

11-05-2014

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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10-14-2014

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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