Searching for Extraterrestrial Life
New research, published January 10 in the journal Nature, begins to unravel the origin and nature of "fast radio bursts," bizarre blasts of energy that, in the blink of an eye, emit far more energy than our sun does in 24 hours. Fast radio bursts may be the hottest and deepest mystery in astronomy today—and UVM physics major Casey Brinkman '17 was a co-author on the study, the only undergraduate student on the team.
Stories Behind the Bricks
A UVM undergrad delving into the architecture of Morrill Hall has come to appreciate the history and symbolism of a building that honors Vermont congressman Justin Morrill, sponsor of the Land-Grant College Act of 1862.
Redefining Democratic Ideals
UVM Professor of Art Jane Kent contributed to the 2017 book It Occurs to Me That I Am America, which brings together more than fifty contemporary writers and artists to consider “the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy."
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- Honors Class Publishes Book on Civil War Monuments
- New Book Recognizes Contributions of Professor Emeritus Sam Hand
- Going Big in the Backcountry
- CAS Department Updates