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  News from the Rubenstein School march 2016
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Dean's Message

 Dean Nancy MathewsWarm greetings from the Rubenstein School as we begin our sprint into spring! Much has happened in these past few months; perhaps the most notable to many alums and friends is the retirement of one of our most iconic members of the RSENR community, Marcia McAllister Caldwell. We offer our sincere gratitude to Marcia who has loyally served the School for 50 years, supporting three deans, countless faculty members, and thousands of students. Please join me in wishing her well in her retirement!
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Marcia McAllister Caldwell Retires, Devotes 50 Years to Support of Faculty, Staff, Students in the Rubenstein School

Marcia CaldwellIn 2016, Marcia McAllister Caldwell retires after 50 years of administrative service and support to the faculty, staff, and students of the School. Marcia was largely instrumental in the success of each of the School’s major milestones. But along the way, she made long-lasting impressions on the more than 4000 students who have graduated from the School.
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William Cronon’s Aiken Lecture: How Sustainable is Sustainability?

William CrononIn the 1980s almost no one used the term "sustainability." Today, it is as pervasive in political and economic conversation as billboards are in New Jersey. From elementary school curricula to corporate chief sustainability officers to United Nations commissions — it's "a dominant foci in the modern world," William Cronon told a crowd of more than five hundred people gathered for the 40th annual Aiken Lecture at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel on Nov. 12.
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Six Graduate Students Receive RSENR Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Elias RosenblattThe Rubenstein School is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its RSENR graduate scholarship and fellowship awards: the Steven Rubenstein Graduate Fellowship, Heiser Graduate Award, and Chrysalis Graduate Award. Meet the recipients...
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Rubenstein School Announces Appointment of David Blittersdorf as Board Chair

David BlittersdorfDavid Blittersdorf (UVM ’81), member of the Rubenstein School Board of Advisors since 2005, was appointed Chair of the Board in fall 2015, and took up the position in January 2016.
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Paradoxes of Paris: Reflections from COP21

Jennie StephensJennie Stephens, Rubenstein School Blittersdorf Professor of Science and Policy, is one of four UVM people — three faculty members and Rubenstein School student Gina Fiorile — to make the trip to Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21.
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UVM’s Taylor Ricketts Among 2015’s Most Influential Scholars

Taylor Ricketts. Photo by Sally McCayUniversity of Vermont Professor Taylor Ricketts has made Thomson Reuters’ prestigious list of the world’s most-cited scholars for the second consecutive year.
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Recipients of ENVS Ian A. Worley Award Express Creativity through Film, Writing, Art and Herbalism

Isabelle La MotteThe Ian A. Worley award allows undergraduates in the UVM Environmental Program to go beyond conventional forms of problem solving to pursue creative and innovative approaches. Meet the fall recipients...
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Board of Advisors Takes Fund-Raising Lead in the Rubenstein School

UVM move Mountains logoThe Rubenstein School Board of Advisors has taken a lead in fund-raising for the School following its October 1, 2015 announcement of the Crowley Family Internship Fund.
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Rubenstein School Hosts UVM’s New Sports Management Minor

UVM mascotSince the 2016 spring semester began, more than 30 students at the University of Vermont have declared a new minor in Sports Management (SMGT).
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