• CAS Fall Internship Stories

    We asked six CAS students to talk to us about their fall 2022 internships and how those experiences are changing how they see themselves and their future careers. Read what they had to say.

  • Liberal Arts in Prison Program

    Discover how a program designed to bring UVM students and incarcerated people together to learn side by side is changing perceptions, fostering a greater understanding, and revealing our common ground. Read on to learn more.

  • Tracking Groundwater Contamination

    Groundwater contamination from synthetic chemicals called PFAS is a growing problem in Vermont. But through collaboration, research, and new approaches to tracking, UVM Geology Professor Keith Klepeis is determined to help minimize the damage. Read more about this vital research.

  •  We are excited to announce that Professor Deslandes, now an Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Morris D. Forkosch Award by the American Historical Association for his book, The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain: From the First Photographs to David Beckham.  Read the rest of the story.

  • The Power of Saying No

    You might be surprised to discover how much we can learn from the ancient Cynics about living a simple, moral life in today’s modern world. Classical Languages and Literature Professor M.D. Usher’s new book is an entertaining introduction to their wit and wisdom. Read more about what the ancient Cynics can teach us.

  • UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences Welcomes its New School of the Arts

     It’s one thing to have strong programs in Music, Theatre, Dance, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, and Film and Television Studies. It’s another thing altogether for these programs to exist together within a single creative hub led by world-class, award-winning faculty dedicated to nurturing the artistic voices of the future. 

  • UVM Students and Faculty Develop New Organic Photonic Technology

    Physics professor, Matthew White,  and his team of students describe a never-before-done technology in an article published this fall that could have implications for screens and other devices that create, change or detect light. Read More.

  • Disaster Expert  Studies the Impact of COVID

    Alice Fothergill is a sociologist who focuses on disaster research and most recently turned her attention to COVID-19. Read more.

     

  • Snapchat & The Supreme Court; New Book Tells the Story of Free Speech

    Earlier this year a high school student ripped her school on Snapchat because she did not make the varsity cheerleading squad. In response the school cut her from the team.  Is what the student said protected under the First Amendment? Read More.

  • Arts in Action: A new semester long program in the largest class room in the world: New York City

    Arts in Action is a signature new program of the College of Arts & Sciences to allow students to spend a semester in New York City. Read More. 

     

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  • The Class Inside the Statehouse

    “This isn't a typical classroom,” said Anthony “Jack” Gierzynski, director of the Vermont Legislative Research Service (VLRS) — a hands-on class and policy research shop serving Vermont’s civic legislators — “and students don’t do typical research papers.” Read More.

  • Art Professor Film to Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

    The Berlin International Film Festival recently selected “North By Current,” a genre busting experiential documentary by UVM’s Madsen Minax for inclusion in the film festival’s prestigious summer line up. Read More.

  • Putting the Welcome Sign Back up: A new approach to refugees

    Welcoming and settling refugees in the United States is the right thing to do for a number of reasons, argues Pablo Bose, an urban geographer and migration studies scholar at the University of Vermont. Read More.

  • Civil Society in Real Time: Former UVM President Teaches Class on Impeachment

    Just as the new spring semester gets underway, so does one of the most historic trials in U.S. history: the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump. Read More.

  • Leading through teaching: Rory Waterman

    Close your eyes and picture yourself seated in a chemistry classroom, poised for notetaking. You’re probably expecting a lecture filled with complex diagrams, however today’s class is different. Read More.

  • Poetry of Resistance

    Tina Escaja is compelled by resistance. It’s a way of life that has manifested itself in her latest book, Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution, which she co-edited with Mark Eisner. Read more

  • UVM Geology Professor leads new $3.2M study of Earths’ Critical Zone

    Julia Perdrial is putting Earth science at UVM on the map. In 2020, she and her interdisciplinary team won a $3.2 million dollar grant to study earth’s Critical Zone from the National Science Foundation. Read More

There's an Art and a Science to Humanity.

UVM In the College of Arts and Sciences, students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. This proximity to a wealth of resources  -- and each other -- finds students and faculty who are firing on all pistons in their disciplines. And when there's overlap? It's magical -- and creates a whole as amazing as all parts. Whether you're pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, you have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences' academic ecosystem.

 

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92%

of seniors report being engaged in research, an internship or other experience-based learning/high impact practice while at UVM.  

 

92%

of UVM grads from the Classes of 2016-18 were employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation.