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Alison Bechdel


Drawing From Life

Enter the Fleming Museum gallery for “Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” and the first work you encounter is a self-portrait of the artist as sifter of cat litter. The cat looks intently upon the business at hand; the artist looks out at the viewer; the dialogue bubble offers a flat ...

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eric bishop von wettberg with chickpeas


Genetic Limits Threaten Chickpeas, a Globally Critical Food

Perhaps you missed the news that the price of hummus has spiked in Great Britain. The cause, as the New York Times reported on February 8: drought in India, resulting in a poor harvest of chickpeas. Far beyond making dips for pita bread, chickpeas are a legume of life-and-death importance—especially in India, Pakistan, and ...

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Jodi Goldstein and Otto Berkes


UVM Adds Entrepreneurship, Tech Experts to Board

The University of Vermont Board of Trustees has added two new members with expertise in entrepreneurship and technology. The board also added a new student trustee. 

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Williams Hall in snow


Trustees Hear Upbeat Reports on New Research Facility, Capital Campaign, Student Learning

At its February meeting, UVM’s Board of Trustees gave the green light to campus leaders to continue planning and design for an ambitious Larner College of Medicine-Department of Psychological Sciences joint building project, got an upbeat report on UVM’s $500 million capital campaign and received a positive update on a recent ...

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