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  News from the Rubenstein School October 2015
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Dean's Message

 Dean Nancy MathewsOur Fall 2015 Semester is well underway in the Rubenstein School and we are thriving!
We welcome 147 first year students to the School, bringing our total undergraduate population to 615. This class is one of our most academically well-prepared groups of students, with 12% enrolled in the UVM Honors College. Students are from diverse backgrounds; 90% of them are from 22 other states, Canada, and China. The major most sought was Environmental Sciences, followed by Environmental Studies, and Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. The Rubenstein School continues to be one of the most desired progams on campus...
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Rubenstein School Announces $250K Gift from Crowley Family Foundation for Student Internships

Crowley family toastIn front of a filled Aiken Center Solarium on October 1, 2015, Rubenstein School Dean Nancy Mathews and the UVM Foundation announced a $250,000 gift to the School from the Crowley Family Foundation. The Crowley family of Massachusetts owns Polar Beverages and Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. Their gift is dedicated to supporting valuable internships for Rubenstein School students.
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Rubenstein School Fills Six Faculty Positions

Bindu PanikkarThe Rubenstein School is excited to fill six faculty positions in Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences. Learn more about each new faculty member:
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Rubenstein School Welcomes First Cohort of Graduate Students in New M.S. Leadership for Sustainability Concentration

MSLS students and staffThe Rubenstein School is excited to welcome the first cohort of students in the M.S. Leadership for Sustainability (MSLS) concentration this semester. Graduate students traveled from all over the world (from as far as Guyana and as near as Winooski, Vermont) to attend the first of four residential course experiences.
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Rubenstein School Partners with VT Agency of Natural Resources to Strengthen Student Internship and Public Service Opportunities

Caitlin DrasherIn fall 2014, the Rubenstein School formalized a unique partnership with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) through the efforts of Margaret Burke, RSENR Community Based Learning Coordinator, and Anna Smiles-Becker, RSENR Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator. This August 2015, the School entered its second year of close collaboration in creative educational design and public service with ANR.
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UVM Student Invited Back to the White House for Climate Education Event

Gina FiorileThis February, UVM student Gina Fiorile was one of eight Americans honored at the White House for their extraordinary work to enhance climate education and literacy across the country. It seemed a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the first-year from Saranac Lake, New York. But before even beginning her sophomore year, Fiorile has already been invited back to D.C. for another White House event aimed at improving climate education.
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Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Students from UVM and Bahamas work on compost project.Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.
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Kimberly Wallin Appointed Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

Kimberly WallinResearch Associate Professor Kimberly Wallin has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the University of Vermont Rubenstein School. As a faculty member in the School with a joint research appointment at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station since 2007 and Director of Graduate Programs for the past five years...
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Longtime RSENR Board Member Ann Swanson Steps Down, Leaving Tremendous Legacy of Environmental Guidance

Ann SwansonAnn Swanson (WFB ’79) steps down as a longtime, founding member of the Rubenstein School Board of Advisors in October 2015. She leaves a tremendous legacy of environmental expertise, advocacy, leadership, and institutional knowledge of the Rubenstein School.
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