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Vt. Initiative Seeks to Balance Innovation, Accountability

educationweek Logo Education Week features the UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education's Learning and Engaging Adolescents Project (I-LEAP). In two articles, the magazine highlights the program's initiative to improve teaching and learning for at-risk middle school students through the use of 1-to-1 digital tools, while also rigorously researching the efficacy of the approach. Professor Penny Bishop, Tarrant Institute director, was also an invited expert in an online chat about individualized digital learning. Read a transcript of the chat at EdWeek.org. Contact University Communications for information on the other stories.

CT Scans of Egyptian Mummy Help Vt. Solve Crimes

ap Logo The Fleming Museum's 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy has been telling a new story since radiologists performed a CT-scan on the ancient artifact. Using levels of radiation unsafe for diagnostics on the living, doctors were able to create a sharply detailed, three-dimensional model of the mummy's skull. The technique, according to an Associated Press story that ran in the New York Times, Business Week, National Public Radio and dozens of other media outlets is now being used as a forensics tool by the Vermont medical examiner's office to reveal patterns of injury in modern infant death cases. Read the story and view photos of the mummy scans and models...

Rageless in Riyadh

Councilonforeignrelations LogoIn an article for the Council on Foreign Relation's Foreign Affairs, political science professor and Middle East expert Gregory Gause explains the complex circumstances which set Saudi Arabia apart from other Arab states that have faced large-scale public protests -- and why they are not completely immune in the future. Read the article at ForeignAffairs.com...

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U.S. Needs to Leave Bad Guys in Mideast Alone

Professor Gregory Gause also contributed an opinion piece to Bloomberg about U.S. intervention in Libya and other Arab states. As a prominent expert on the Middle East, Gause has offered his expertise for recent articles in the Financial Times, the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Read the Bloomberg story... Contact University Communications for more information on other articles.

When a Career Is Powered by Passion

Forbes' blog on corporate social responsibility profiles Bennie Hayden, a graduate of Continuing Education's sustainable business program, linking to a Vault.com contribution by Hayden on how UVM helped him reach his goals -- Hayden is founder and president of Marketing for Green, a Detroit-based firm that provides consulting services for sustainable marketing management and corporate social responsibility initiatives designed for urban America. Read the story and find the link at Forbes.com...

Vt. Maple Syrup Makers Try Gadget to Extend Season

An Associated Press story picked up by the New York Times, Boston Globe and numerous other outlets explains how an adaptor developed by UVM maple researchers can help extend the sugaring season by reducing backflow. Read the story at Boston.com...

Family Ties Give Vermont Skiing Team 'Really Healthy Dynamic'

USA Today looks at three sets of siblings who helped UVM win the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championship. Read the article at USAToday.com...

Why Do Earthworms Surface After Rain?

Professor of plant and soil science Josef Gorres tells Scientific American that earthworms may rise to the soil's surface due to vibrations of rain drops, which may be perceived as the vibrations of approaching predators. Read the story at ScientificAmerican.com...

Autopsie d'un Scream

English professor Anthony Magistrale is quoted extensively in the French magazine L'Express, countering the author's argument that the film Scream 4 is a political film for our time -- via the anonymous terrorist in a mask -- arguing instead for a less politicized reading of it in favor of the series as a gender-based portrait of the war between the sexes. The story, in French, is at L'Express...

Is Posting Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus Enough to Help us be Healthier?

Despite a number of negative studies, professor Rachel Johnson, in an editorial for Yahoo, isn't ready to give up on restaurant menu nutritional labeling for helping Americans make healthier choices. Read the article at Shine.Yahoo.com...

What Obama’s Speech Says about 2012 Poll Campaign

In an editorial for Gulfnews.com, political scientist Gordon Robison says Obama's budget speech came down to the fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans: government as solution or problem. "Going into next year's election," he writes, "Obama is banking on the idea that voters will reward a president who is trying to get things done." Read the article at Gulfnews.com.

Thomas Saves Thoughts of Record for Later Date

Former UVM hockey standout, goalie Tim Thomas '97 broke the NHL's record for save percentage, last set in the 1998-1999 season, according to the Boston Globe. Read the story at Boston.com...

UVM Professor Who Is an Expert on Stuttering Lauds ‘King’s Speech’

The Burlington Free Press profiles Barry Guitar, professor in the departments of communication sciences and psychology, from his life-long experience as a stutterer to his controversial intervention he says can stop stuttering if done early. Contact University Communications for more information.

UVM Researcher Looks for Link Between Race, Deep Vein Thrombosis

The Burlington Free Press talks with Neil Zakai, M.D., assistant professor in the College of Medicine, who is researching geographic and racial differences in stroke, in the wake of Serena Williams' pulmonary embolism that coincided with Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month. Zakai tells the Free Press that African Americans have 30 to 60 percent increased risk of having this condition. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

Vermont Authors Document the Joy of Making Cheese

A new book by UVM Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese master cheesemaker Marc Druart, and its program director Jody Farnham, has covered "all things cheese," according to this Burlington Free Press story. The Joy of Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Making, and Eating Fine Cheese, which includes recipes, reflects the story of the institute itself, which, the article notes, was established to serve Vermont dairy farmers and has now attracted people from around the world interested in artisan cheese. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

Heart of Art: Time Spent in Burlington Helped Shape Producer Jon Kilik's Life

The Burlington Free Press features Academy-Award-nominated film producer Jon Kilik '78 and his most recent return to UVM where he talked with students, discussing and screening his new film, Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel. Contact University Communications for information.

UVM President will Leave a Legacy of Growth

The Burlington Free Press looks at the long list of achievements President Daniel Mark Fogel has made during his tenure as he announces his intention to step down in 2012. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

The View from the Top at IBM

In two articles the Burlington Free Press talks with Janette Bombardier '80, IBM's top executive in Vermont, about her vision for the business and her road from UVM to IBM. Contact University Communications for information.

Healthy Business Model

Seven Days announces a licensing agreement for Vtrim, the research-based, behaviorally focused weight-loss program designed by Jean Harvey-Berino, professor and chair of nutrition and food sciences. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Key Obama Aide Got Start in Vermont

The Burlington Free Press profiles Alyssa Mastromonaco '98, who coordinates White House operations. She was recently promoted from her position of White House scheduler, because, according to David Axelrod, Obama's former political adviser, "Mastromonaco was the 'mastermind' behind every trip the president took... a massive operation requiring security, statecraft and political sensitivity." Contact University Communications for information.

UVM Conference Offers Insight to Entrepreneurs

UVM director of the Office of Technology Commercialization Todd Keiller talks to the Burlington Free Press about the university's conference for connecting entrepreneurs and mentions products like a diagnostic test for colon cancer which UVM research has brought successfully to the marketplace. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

Making the Economy our Own – The Growing Care Crisis

Professor of economics Stephanie Seguino argues in Vermont Woman that women, who make up most of the direct-care workers in Vermont's economy, will be most deeply impacted as a crisis in basic care comes to an aging state. Read the article at VermontWoman.com...

UVM's Mas is Scoring Goals at a Record Pace

The Burlington Free Press reports that new women's lacrosse recruit, Sydney Mas, is bound to be one of the top scorers in the nation, with 46 goals in 14 games this spring, fifth most in the NCAA Division I and a Catamount rookie record. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

Debaters, and Arguments, Converge on UVM

The Burlington Free Press features debate, "a thriving enterprise at UVM," as the university hosts the United States Universities Debating Championship, featuring 204 teams from 81 institutions over the U.S and a dozen other countries. Contact University Communications for information.

Newt Pursuit

Seven Days explains how herpetologist Jim Andrews, and a crew of volunteers, helps escort migratory amphibians, waking up for spring, on their arduous but clearly compelling journey to mate. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

'Weird Tale' from a UVM Grad Plumbs New England History

Seven Days profiles a debut novel by Daniel Mills '07, an environmental studies major who says he wanted to capture the landscape he loves, though he presents a work set in 1689 that details stark wilderness and harsh life. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...