• 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. 


    *Photo credit: Anna Watts*
  • 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.

  • Pessimism Can Be Good

    “Pessimism is really about a sense of limits, about realizing what we can and can’t control and then working to improve things with no illusions about being able to ultimately solve all of these problems,” Professor Acquisto said. 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.

  • New Student Media Advisor Puts Students First

    In a world constantly in communication, there is no question that we are going to need journalists who are committed to truth and justice.  In her new role as Student Media Advisor, Grosvenor seeks to provide the guidance the next generation of reporters, commenters, broadcasters, and writers will need to face that commitment head on. She comes to the job with a reputation as someone who puts students first. 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.

  • Melody in a Pandemic: How the UVM Lane Series is keeping Music Alive

    Live music presentation has been one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the UVM Lane Series continues to bring theater and music to us in creative yet safe ways. Read More.

    (Photo Moira Smiley (musician), Karl Sargent (Dark Star Lighting & Production) , Tyler Bolles, Someone from ReArch)
  • 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.

  • For the Love of Learning:

    Douglas Smith ’85 and Stephanie Ellis-Smith Establish Scholarship Fund for UVM Students Studying the Humanities Read more

    Photo credit: Sarah Flotard ’96
  • 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

  • Vermonters Vote – Students tell their stories

    Vermonters voted in record numbers on Tuesday. Turnout topped 360,000 – smashing previous records. For the first time, Vermont sent a ballot to every registered voter and more than 240,000 responded, mailing their ballots. But many Vermonters still showed up at the polls on Tuesday. Students with the Community News Service asked why Read more

  • Some public monuments have to come down

    As the nation examines its history with race and racism, a national debate about the place of monuments that celebrate parts of that past is sweeping across the U.S. Read more

  • Vermont Prison Voting: A Model for the Nation?

    In a year fraught with confusion surrounding voting in the midst of a once-in-a-generation global pandemic -- questions about who can vote have been front and center -- questions critical to the understanding of American democracy. Read More

    *photo credit Phoebe Sheehan VT Digger*
  • Promoting composting: An Intern making a difference

    The pandemic turned the typical college experience on its head when UVM suspended in person classes in March. Professors and students moved to the digital world and students adapted to remote learning. As the community got used to the new normal, adjusting to college life in a pandemic, several questions loomed in students’ minds: how do I complete an internship when I can barely leave my house? Read how one student created a unique opportunity.

  • Refugee Resettlement in the Green Mountain State

    Between 2010 and 2020, in the wake of the Syrian civil war, the number of refugees worldwide increased dramatically. The United States stepped into the humanitarian crisis, expanding refugee resettlement programs and extending into smaller towns and more rural areas. How did these programs work in smaller towns? What impact have they had? Read on to find out

  • 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

  • Philosophy and Farming: Plato’s Pigs draws from the past to build the modern case for sustainability

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  • Dr. Lisa Holmes on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death - And What Comes Next

    While many Americans are mourning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, many are also asking: “what comes next?” For more on her legacy and what this means moving forward, we sat down with Dr. Lisa Holmes, associate professor of political science at UVM and an expert on the federal judiciary.

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  • Congratulations Seniors!

    May you celebrate graduation recalling fond memories of the last four years and dreaming exciting visions of your future. Read on to celebrate our Senior Award winners and Phi Beta Kappa inductees. 

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