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.

UVM students team up with The Nature Conservancy

Students from the University of Vermont (UVM) put a semester’s worth of classwork into action in the field April 28 as they implemented their restoration plans at the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne.

United Academics past president David Shiman honored by American Association of University Professors

Professor of Education David Shiman, longtime activist and President (2004-2013) of United Academics, UVM’s faculty union, was awarded the Marilyn Sternberg award by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

U.S. Senate panel examines alternatives to pain drugs

With chronic pain affecting more than half of all veterans eligible for VA health care, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today looked at efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to therapies like acupuncture and yoga as alternatives to addictive narcotics.

Gregory Dennis: Small local steps toward divestment

Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.

Fletcher Allen Cystic Fibrosis Center a national leader in quality care, according to new report

Patients treated at the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont are exceeding targets for lung function, nutrition and other key measures according to a national study that places the Center in the top ranks of 110 certified programs nationwide.

One nation, two Americas: Smith explains the history of the nation’s fiscal divide

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The author will talk about income inequality at UVM Tuesday.

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