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How Multi-Ethnic People Identify Themselves

NPR Logo Sociologist Nikki Khanna is interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation about her study, “Passing as Black: Racial Identity Work Among Biracial Americans,” published in the December issue of Social Psychology. Stories also appeared in Time magazine and the Burlington Free Press, and Khanna was interviewed on VPR's Vermont Edition. Listen to Khanna at NPR.org...

Simple Steps Can Cut Deadly Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

losangelestimes LogoThe Los Angeles Times reports on research by cardiovascular disease researcher Mary Cushman, M.D., showing that, in a nationwide study of more than 17,820 adults, only two met all of the criteria that can cut one's near-term risk of death by more than half. Read the article at LATimes.com...

Biodegradable Forks: Not So Biodegradable

Chronicle LogoThe Chronicle of Higher Education reports that when UVM discovered biodegradable utensils weren't working, the university offered reusable plastic sporks to environmentally conscious students for a dollar--2,500 had been sold when the story went to press. Read the article at Chronicle.com...

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Quick Picks and Must Reads

A Huffington Post book reviewer includes environmental studies professor Saleem Ali's Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future in a roundup of books that "open a window to a world that you didn't know existed. Narnia for the thinker in you." Read the story at HuffingtonPost.com...

While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales

The New York Times interviews Jean Harvey-Berino, chair of nutrition and food sciences, about the dairy industry's continued claim that dairy could speed weight loss, which Harvey-Berino's research failed to support. Read the article at NYTimes.com...

Ailing Saudi Leaders Turn Thoughts to Succession

The Wall Street Journal seeks analysis from political science professor and Middle East expert Gregory Gause on how succession by Prince Nayyaf might affect Saudi politics when King Abdullah dies. Read the article at WSJ.com...

The China Boom

The New York Times includes the university's U.S.-Sino Pathway program in this feature about the record wave of Chinese high school graduates enrolling in American colleges. Read the article at NYTimes.com...

Who Will Succeed King Abdullah?

Business Week also looks to the expertise of political scientist Gregory Gause on who will next assume power in Saudi Arabia. Read the story at BusinessWeek.com...

Anna Post Minds Manners for the Modern World

Alumna Anna Post '01, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, is the subject of a Los Angeles Times feature on embracing her legacy for the Internet generation. The message: "treat one another with respect both in the real and virtual worlds." Read the article at LATimes.com...

Obama's Next Worry: A Restive Left Flank

The Wall Street Journal quotes sociologist and media expert Tom Streeter on the connection he sees between tea party supporters and Howard Dean's intense Internet-driven support in 2004. Read the story at WSJ.com...

In Parcel Bomb Plot, 2 Dark Inside Jokes

Alfred J. Andrea, professor emeritus and president of the World History Association, helps the New York Times decipher the references made by would-be terrorists who addressed two package bombs to historical figures notorious in Middle Eastern lore for persecution of Muslims. Read the story at NYTimes.com...

Kids Got the Blues?

A U.S. News & World Report story from the National Science Foundation reports on collaborative new research finding that friendless children can become social outcasts who risk spiraling into depression by adolescence. Read the article at USNews.com...

Share Some Family Medical History and Pass the Cranberry Sauce

Philip Ades, director of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology, is featured in this ABCNews.com story about both the importance of knowing one's family health history and using the knowledge to overcome inherited disease risks. Read the article at ABCNews.com...

Embrace Imperfection This Holiday Season

David Fassler, child psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry, talks to MSNBC about holiday expectations for kids facing difficult situations such as a recent divorce or family death. Read the article at MSNBC.com...

Grass-Fed Cows Emit Less Methane

This Mother Earth News story on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the dairy industry notes that University of Vermont analysis determines cows' methane emissions by testing the chemical composition of their milk through a process called gas chromatography. Read the article at MotherEarthNews.com...

Washington Isn't as Simple as the Tea Party Believes

In GulfNews.com political scientist Gordon Robison makes the case that new GOP members of Congress will have a hard time shaking established leadership. Robison also contributed two other essays to the publication. Contact University Communications for more information.

How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Associate professor of psychology Kelly Rohan offers her expertise on seasonal affective disorder to Lifescript's Healthy Living for Women. Read the article at Lifescript.com...

A Look Inside 'the Greening of Aiken'

The Burlington Free Press features the significant measures going into the Aiken's Center's environmentally sustainable renaissance, from locally harvested building materials to a solarium housing a natural wastewater treatment system. Contact University Communications for more information.

The Turkey Less Traveled

Agricultural economist David Conner and professor of applied economics Jane Kolodinsky weigh in on the impacts of locally produced food for this Burlington Free Press feature. Contact University Communications for more information.

Lake Champlain Movie to Debut

The movie Bloom, says the Burlington Free Press, is a work of advocacy by Jon Erickson, professor and director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, to protect Lake Champlain from the serious problems now plaguing it. Erickson produced the work through his nonprofit film company, Bright Blue Media. Contact University Communications for more information.

Mean Scene

This Seven Days story features the research of psychology professor Annie Murray-Close, concluding that the key to stopping "relational aggression" is to empower bystanders. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

UVM Installs 17 Solar Trackers

With support of students who "have the best ideas," according to UVM's green-building coordinator, seventeen solar trackers have been installed, an innovation expected to supply about 20 percent of the renovated Aiken Center's power needs when it goes online, reports the Burlington Free Press. Contact University Communications for more information.

IBM Helps Fund UVM Work on Smart Grid

The Burlington Free Press reports on a U.S. Department of Energy grant, with added funding from IBM, that will help complex system experts Paul Hines and Chris Danforth launch an effort to help Vermont lead the nation in building a "smart grid" to deliver electrical power more reliably and efficiently. Contact University Communications for more information.

Bodies in Motion

Seven Days' feature on the growing emergence and excitement about dance in Vermont notes the heavy influence of UVM's four-year-old dance program, citing associate professor Paul Besaw and lecturer Clare Byrne and their efforts both to bring professional dancers and choreographers to Vermont as well as reach out to local artists. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Putting the Classroom to the Test in Richmond

The Burlington Free Press talks to Binta Colley, assistant professor of elementary education, about a new field program pairing juniors with a teacher mentor in the Richmond Elementary School. Contact University Communications for more information.

Gov.-elect Shumlin Must Face Some Fiscal Realities

Associate professor of economics Art Woolf writes about the incoming governor's budget in a Burlington Free Press editorial. Contact University Communications for more information.

Beyond Covered Bridges: Trying to Explain Vermont’s Image

The Burlington Free Press talks to political science professor Frank Bryan about the tension between collective longing for iconic Vermont and economic reality. Read the article at BurlingtonFreePress.com...

Contest Challenges Students’ Skills in Building a Makeshift Emergency Shelter

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences encourages young scientists with a competition that allows high school students to display their engineering and design skills -- and learn why their inventions do or don't work, according to this Burlington Free Press story. Contact University Communications for more information.

Dinner Conversation in Portuguese

The Burlington Free Press features Debora Teixeira, associate professor in romance languages, and her efforts to create space for students to practice Portuguese in casual conversation -- often accompanied by the rich and spicy smells of her authentic cooking. Contact University Communications for more information.

UVM's Paul Hines, the Safety of the Electric Grid

In this Q&A with VermontBiz, assistant professor of engineering Paul Hines discusses his research upending recent scares about the vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid to terrorist attack. Read the article at VermontBiz.com...

Seven-day Food Challenge Not Only About the Food

Jane Kolodinsky, chair of the department of community development and applied economics, makes a case in this Burlington Free Press editorial that public policy around food should include helping provide the tools for accessing and creating healthful meals. Contact University Communications for more information.

Volunteer of the Week: Monica Beers

Environmental science student Monica Beers is profiled in the Burlington Free Press for her commitment to lake stewardship and animal care. Contact University Communications for more information.

Dissent of a Woman

Seven Days praises theatre professor Gregory Ramos for the well played "gamble" in his innovative direction of Ibsen's challenging play, A Doll's House. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Anatomy Lesson

In a review of art professor and painter Steve Budington's show at the Firehouse Gallery, Seven Days calls him an "emerging artist with an intriguing sensibility that's postmodern as well as posthuman." Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

The Writer at the Table

Spanish professor, multimedia artist and poet Tina Escaja is included in this Seven Days roundup of the cafes and other spots where local writers find their muse. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Getting the Picture

Seven Days reviews an installation of large, multilayered works by photography professor Tarrah Krajnak, affirming her work as "on the forefront of the contemporary art movement." Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Local Arts Organizations Look to the Future

The evolution of the Fleming Museum is featured in this Seven Days story noting the museum's expansion into film, video and multimedia, in addition to showcasing its vast collections of ancient to modern art. Read the article at SevenDaysVT.com...

Introducing the Judges for Vermonter of the Year

The Burlington Free Press announces judges for Vermonter of the Year, including President Daniel Mark Fogel. Contact University Communications for more information.

UVM Students Present Mad River Valley Projects Next Week

The Valley Reporter reports on the dynamic collaboration between local community organizations and service learning work by students of community development and applied economics. Read the article at ValleyReporter.com...