Laurence H. Coffin, MD, honored posthumously with $100,000 endowment at the University of Vermont Medical Center

News Release — University of Vermont Medical Center April 6, 2015 Contact: Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886 Highlights · Contributions came from former colleagues, friends & family · Funds will support students and early-career physicians (Burlington, VT) Former department of Surgery colleagues of the late Laurence H. Coffin, MD, joined by family and friends, have established […]

University of Vermont Medical Center honored with Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness

News Release — University of Vermont Medical Center March 25, 2015 Contact: Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886 (Burlington, VT) The University of Vermont Medical Center received the “2014 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award” today from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the company’s extensive efforts to improve employee health. The award […]

UVM pathologist lead author in JAMA-published study

News Release — UVM College of Medicine March 17, 2015 Contacta: Sarah Keblin Communications Manager Vermont Cancer Center (802) 656-3099 [email protected] Jennifer Nachbur Public Relations Director UVM College of Medicine (802) 656-7875 [email protected] Study Examines Diagnostic Accuracy of Pathologists’ Interpretations of Breast Biopsies The accuracy of pathologists’ diagnoses is an important and under-studied area. Now, […]

New UVM publication introduces African and Asian crops and their uses

News Release — UVM Extension March 11, 2015 Contact: Cheryl Herrick 802-656-5459 or [email protected] Burlington, VT – The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s New American Farmer program has partnered with the New Farms for New Americans program of the Association of Africans Living in Vermont to publish “Global Food, Local Food: Guide to Growing, Harvesting […]

Vermont Monitoring Cooperative releases report on state’s forested landscape

News Release — Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Contact Info: Jennifer Pontius, Principal Investigator Carl Waite, Program Coordinator
[email protected] Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) 705 Spear Street South Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 656-0683 www.uvm.edu/vmc This report is available at: http://www.uvm.edu/vmc/about/annual_report/2013 In 2014, principal investigators from several of VMC’s flagship monitoring programs collaborated with VMC staff to produce a systems […]

UVM’s ‘Shoebox’ dorms to be demolished

The Shoeboxes at UVM. Courtesy photo

The university is preparing to demolish three old dormitories to make way for expansion of the UVM Medical Center and a new student residence.

UVM plans $1.4 million in repairs to Southwick Hall

Clarence Davis

University of Vermont intends to use the second half of its $2.8 million state capital appropriation to make repairs to the 80-year-old music building.

UVM approves $78M bond for STEM Complex

UVM Green overlooking the Waterman Building. Photo by Sally McCay, UVM Photo

The total estimated cost of the project is $104 million. The university will use the bond, plus $26 million in hoped-for private donations to build a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic center and laboratory.

UVM students protest fossil fuel investments, demand reinvestment at board meeting

For immediate release: February 6, 2015 Burlington, VT UVM Students Protest Fossil Fuel Investments, Demand Reinvestment at Board Meeting Dozens of students interrupted University of Vermont Trustees at their meeting on Friday morning. The demonstration was the eighth consecutive Board meeting that students demanded divestment of the endowment’s fossil fuel stocks and reinvestment in the “just economy”. […]

Renowned political scientist Frank Bryan to speak at BMAC

On Thursday, January 29 at 7 p.m., Brattleboro will have a chance to form its own opinion of this singular Vermont scholar when Bryan appears at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) to give a lecture entitled “Small is Beautiful: How America Benefits from Vermont’s Senatorial Presence.”

Salman Rushdie speaks about storytelling, censorship

Author Salman Rushdie spoke at Ira Allen Chapel at UVM on Wednesday. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

“The moment you limit free speech, it’s not free speech,” Rushdie told a packed crowd at UVM in response to a question about the attack on “Charlie Hebdo”

‘Power from the North’ registration free until Feb. 1

Join leading policy makers, energy professionals, academics and students from both sides of the international border to discuss an increasingly important Quebec-Vermont/New England electric energy relationship. Registration is free until February 1.

Salman Rushdie’s UVM appearance to air on Vermont PBS

Renowned author Salman Rushdie’s sold-out January 14th appearance at the University of Vermont will be recorded live and aired in a weekend broadcast by Vermont PBS.

Committee scraps plan to use pot taxes, lottery to fund Vermont colleges

Woodruff Hall. Wikipedia image.

A subcommittee of the council instead will recommend that the state simply increase spending on higher education by 1 percent a year.

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