UVM People: Adam Nagler '89

Living (and Paddling) on the Edge
adam nagler stands on a paddle board in the middle of the ocean

On the night of July 28, 2023, Adam Nagler ’89 was crossing the mouth of Delaware Bay and then heading north—an open-ocean passage of 53 miles. Suddenly, the wind gusted to 35 knots, tossing big swells. Pea-sized raindrops smacked his head. For most of the night, the water and sky were tied together with lightning. Nagler clipped himself in with an emergency tether, put out a sea anchor, lay...

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4 Questions: Sustainability Check-in with Elizabeth Palchak, PhD

In April, Elizabeth Palchak, director of the UVM Office of Sustainability, announced the university’s new comprehensive sustainability plan (CSP). Its cornerstone: a commitment to a carbon-neutral UVM by 2030. Palchak leads the Office of Sustainability, connecting academics, research, operations, and engagement to amplify UVM’s impact and contributions to sustainable solutions.

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Three Questions with Ajit Singh, UVM Post Doctoral Scientist

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick studied remarkable X-ray images made by Rosalind Franklin—and then put their minds together to unpack what Watson called “the secret of life.” Their study “A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,” published in the journal Nature, revealed the geometry of DNA.

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