Origin of a Biologist

Most of this planet is covered in salt water. From the distance of space, it looks like a serene blue skin. Look beneath the surface, and life gets more complicated.
two hands holding purple sea urchins

In her early childhood, biology professor Melissa Pespeni lived on the edge of the sea on the Japanese island of Okinawa. She would walk down to the water with her snorkel, plunge into the waves to catch fish, then take them home to her aquarium.

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Gold hand, open, on a blue background, with the UVM seal superimposed on top of it.

Honest Pursuits

The conviction to do good is a hallmark shared by generations of Catamounts—from John Dewey, Class of 1879, and his lasting contributions in education and democracy, to Jody Williams ’72, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines,

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Maya Dizack paddles on the Mississippi River

Life on the Mississippi

When did the journey begin? 

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