Update: UVM, union reach agreement on part-time faculty contract

The University of Vermont and the union representing 163 part-time faculty members has reached an agreement on new contract. The deal reached with United Academics calls for a 8.75 percent salary increase over the three-year contract and faculty members who teach nine or more credits a semester per year will be eligible to receive university-paid […]

Consumers don’t see GMO labeling as a deterrent to buying foods, study shows

“When you look at consumer opposition to the use of GM technologies in food and account for the label, we found that overall the label has no direct impact on opposition,” the study’s author said.

Base of Pyramid Global Network Summit brings sustainable business leaders to UVM

News Release — UVM June 29, 2015 Contact: John Turner, Communications Professional Phone: (O) 802-656-8327 (C) 802-324-6531 Email: [email protected] Hosted by the University of Vermont (UVM) School of Business Administration, and Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW), the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Global Network Summit will bring together sustainable business thought leaders, corporate innovators, […]

UVM professor emeritus receives Fulbright Specialists award

News Release — University of Vermont June 30, 2015 Contact: University Communications 802-656-2005 [email protected]   Stephen J. Cutler, professor emeritus of sociology and former Bishop Robert F. Joyce Distinguished University Professor of Gerontology at the University of Vermont, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Romania at the University of Bucharest during October […]

Flies that feed on pests may help save hemlocks

UVM research assistant professor Kimberly Wallin co-leads effort to release nonnative silver flies that prey upon hemlock woolly adelgids.

UVM launches new incentive-based budgeting plan

A college spokesman said that the university intends to focus more spending on areas of growth, and budget in response to enrollment and student retention.

Gerstl-Pepin named interim dean of UVM College of Education and Social Services

News Release — UVM May 22, 2015 Contact: Jon Reidel, [email protected], (802) 656-8206 Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean for academic affairs and research, has been named interim dean of the College of Education and Social Services, effective July 1, 2015. Gerstl-Pepin, a highly regarded scholar who has published […]

Local and international freshwater scientists meet in Burlington

News Release — University of Vermont May 20, 2015 Contact: Joshua E. Brown, [email protected], 802-656-3039 Discussions focus on problems and solutions for the world’s large lakes What’s the latest science on microplastics pollution in our lakes? What can be done to protect drinking water from harmful algae blooms? Which fish species are now safe to […]

Totenberg charms UVM commencement audience with rhymes and reason

News Release — UVM May 17, 2015 Contact: Jeffrey Wakefield [email protected] (802) 578-8830 Given that she was sharing the speaker’s platform with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx, a less confident person than Nina Totenberg might have had second thoughts about starting her speech at the University of Vermont’s 2014 commencement Sunday morning with two extended […]

UVM trustees approve 3.4 percent tuition hike

In-state tuition to rise almost $500 to $14,664, “one of the lowest (increases) in the past decade.” Board boosts financial aid by 6.3 percent.

UVM commencement set for this weekend

For Immediate Release May 13, 2015 Contact: University Communications, [email protected], 802-656-2005 University of Vermont’s 214th Commencement Set for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 The University of Vermont will celebrate its 214th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. The University Commencement Main Ceremony, where the president will confer baccalaureate degree […]

UVM president wins Kutak Award from American Bar Association

News Release — UVM May 12, 2015 Contact: University Communications [email protected] 802-656-2005   University of Vermont president Tom Sullivan has been named the 2015 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Robert J. Kutak Award, honoring an individual who has enhanced significantly collaboration between the academy, the bench and the bar. “Tom Sullivan’s career and many […]

UVM announces new online health sciences degree completion program

News Release — UVM May 6, 2015 Contact: Sara Buscher [email protected] 802-656-3431   A new health sciences degree completion program planned for this fall at the University of Vermont will be an undergraduate major offered entirely online. UVM’s Health Sciences degree completion program is designed for undergraduates and working adults interested in health careers not […]

UVM alumnus Eric Lipton earns second Pulitzer Prize

News Release — University of Vermont April 22, 2015 Contact: Thomas Weaver, [email protected], 802-656-7996 Eric Lipton, longtime reporter for the New York Times and a graduate of UVM’s Class of 1987, is among this year’s recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, which were announced on April 20. The Times won the prize for investigative reporting for […]