‘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.

Vermont Humanities Council event: UVM professor examines trauma and triumph of Maya Angelou

*+-UVM professor Emily Bernard will look at the transformation of beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on January 7 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Delicious to the Ear: The Inspiring Voice of Maya Angelou,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Gov. Shumlin and University of Vermont announce new round of Cabinet-level graduate interns

*+-Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont are pleased to again col­laborate on the Vermont Governor’s Cabinet Graduate Internship Program for the upcoming spring semester.

Vermont ranks first nationally among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing states

*+-The Peace Corps today announced the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country and Vermont ranked No. 1 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita for the second straight year.

University of Vermont selects FirstLight Fiber for network upgrades

*+-FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that the University of Vermont (UVM) will expand its relationship with FirstLight to include a 10 Gbps connectivity upgrade.

Allan Rodgers: The $10,000 college degree

*+-EXC Could Vermont, always first in experiments, offer a statewide $5,000 associate degree education, followed by a $5,000 bachelor’s degree completion program?

Residents willing to pitch in cash for Lake Champlain

A shot of algae-free waters of St. Albans Bay off Gould Susslin’s dock. Right: A 2006 blue-green algae bloom off the same dock. Photos courtesy of Gould Susslin

*+-A recent UVM study shows nearly all Vermonters want clean water, and most are willing to pay for it. Residents asserted “protecting water quality” was more important than “fighting poverty and hunger in Vermont.”

Sanders and UVM host Youth Climate Summit

*+-U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today.

Sanders and UVM host youth climate summit

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Dec. 5, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today. More than 150 Vermont high school students and dozens of teachers from 26 high schools throughout the state worked in small teams to create climate action plans […]

50 years of UVM hockey highlight new film from Vermont PBS

*+-The University of Vermont men’s ice hockey program recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Tom Sullivan: On the value of a liberal education

*+-What should be the purpose of a college education and what should it accomplish for the student?

Fletcher Allen becomes University of Vermont Medical Center

UVM President Tom Sullivan (left) and Fletcher Allen CEO John Brumsted reveal the new branding for the University of Vermont Health Network. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

*+-In the final step of a rebranding process, Fletcher Allen Health Care has been renamed the University of Vermont Medical Center, and its regional network is now the University of Vermont Health Network. The system includes two Vermont hospitals and two in New York; further expansion is likely in both states.

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