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.

UVM, faculty declare impasse in contract negotiations

The Dudley H. Davis Center at the University of Vermont. VTD/Josh Larkin

The University of Vermont and its 800 unionized faculty have started classes without a contract to replace one that expired June 30. Salaries and health insurance are the main sticking points. The talks next move to a fact finder.

Free online certification for Vermont diesel truck drivers and fleet managers available

Free training and certification for Vermont diesel truck drivers and fleet managers about the benefits of idling reduction is now available online.

Groundbreaking heart valve procedure tested at Fletcher Allen/UVM approved by FDA

A procedure tested during a clinical trial at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont to replace heart valves using catheters instead of open heart surgery has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use in two categories of patients.

Gov. Shumlin and UVM announce new Cabinet-level graduate internship program

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont are pleased to announce a new collaboration to put tomorrow’s leaders to work on the issues of today.

Fletcher Allen changing names to reflect its role as a teaching hospital

Aerial view of the Fletcher Allen Health Care campus. Photo courtesy of FAHC.

Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington and its parent organization, Fletcher Allen Partners, will become the University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont Health Network.

UVM climate change study projects snow, followed by rain

Green Mountain Power’s 21-turbine wind project on Lowell Mountain. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Warmer temperatures will lead to more snow in the short-run, but then fade to rain, according to a UVM study on the effects of warming on Vermont.

Leahy pulls patent trolling legislation

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is joined by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing on opiate addiction held in Rutland on Monday, March 17, 2014. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

The University of Vermont was among the coalitions that opposed pending patent troll laws, saying their broad applicability would affect legitimate patent holders.

Neighborhood goods swap will be held for students leaving Burlington

Whether you’re moving out or you just want a little more elbow room, the 13th Annual Spring Move Out Project is the time and the place for unloading unwanted (but still usable) household goods.

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