UVM Launches Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships

New institute "connects the knowledge, talent and innovative spirit of UVM with the people working for a strong future in treasured communities across Vermont."
5 people excitedly cut a green ribbon in a ceremonial fashion. From left: UVM President Suresh Garimella, Marcelle Leahy, retired U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, U.S. Sen. Peter Welch and Vermont Governor Phil Scott. Photo: Andy Duback.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and U.S. Senator Peter Welch were among the dignitaries on hand to help retired U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and the University of Vermont celebrate the official opening of the Patrick Leahy Building and launch of the Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships at a ribbon-cutting on the morning of Friday, November 10th.

Leahy, who recently retired to his home state...

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Upcoming Faculty Workshops

We will be offering several faculty workshops in the coming weeks (see below for descriptions and dates). Topics include Developing a Community-Engaged Course for Spring, Teaching Transferable Skills, Getting Started Slowly with Community-Engaged Learning, and Overview of Community-Engaged Learning.

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Students planting seedlings along riverbank.

UVM students help local utility reenergize and revitalize central Vermont community of Moscow

Moscow, Vermont, is known mostly as a place motorists drive through on their way north to Stowe village and the Stowe Mountain Resort. Like many small Vermont communities, Moscow (it is officially an unincorporated village, so it has no central government) once boasted a vital woodworking industry powered by a hydro dam on the Little River.

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