Vermont opens state-of-the-art public health laboratory

An exam room at the new state Health Department laboratory in Colchester. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

The $31 million lab will house public health workers and UVM researchers, allowing for sharing of information and ideas. It will replace the state’s current lab, which is outdated and too small, officials say.

Sanders, VA Secretary McDonald urge medical students to care for veterans

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.

Mark Whitworth: Big wind’s public relations problem

A new WCAX poll shows public support for wind plummeting from 66 percent in 2013 to 50 percent now.

Leahy, VCET, UVM and FairPoint to officially open new Technology Hub

Senator Leahy, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), the University of Vermont and FairPoint officially open the new technology hub called VCET@BTV.

UVM to host new Regional Transportation Workforce Center

The University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center has been selected to host the Northeast Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center under a four year grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

National experts to discuss Ukraine crisis at UVM on Friday

The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.
The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.

Tarrant Foundation makes $5 million gift to UVM middle school program

A nationally recognized University of Vermont program bringing innovative, technology-rich teaching practices to Vermont middle school students will expand dramatically across the state thanks to a $5 million gift from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation.

VSEA seeks to unionize UVM staff

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

The Vermont State Employees Association will seek to organize about 800 non-teaching staff at the University of Vermont. The move comes about two years after a failed attempt by the Vermont-NEA.  

James Maroney: A misconstrued mission statement

The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture should rethink its mission, specifically the meaning of “sustainable.”

USDA awards $658,175 in research grants for UVM

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) Wednesday announced the University of Vermont Extension program received two grants totaling over $650,000 for agricultural research.

BED corrects billing errors for largest customers

Burlington City Hall. Photo by Roger Crowley for VTDigger

The Burlington Electric Department overcharged the city of Burlington and the University of Vermont by more than $2 million over the past decade.

Felicia Kornbluh: More at stake than wages

The most significant points of disagreement between United Academics and senior UVM administrators are philosophical and moral.

UVM, McGill, York partner on graduate program to address ‘anthropocene’

The University of Vermont and two Canadian institutions, McGill University and York University, have received a six-year, $2.5 million grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to develop a graduate curriculum designed to produce leaders who can help reverse recent trends and lighten humanity’s footprint on the planet’s fragile ecosystems.

UVM urges departments to become financially self-sufficient

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

The University of Vermont is moving to an incentive-based budget process in which departments would, in some ways, compete for enrollment.

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