Wynton Marsalis to be UVM graduation speaker

The University of Vermont’s class of 2013 will get their parting words of wisdom from the legendary jazz and classical musician, Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis will deliver the keynote speech at UVM’s commencement ceremony on May 19. Marsalis has a son, Simeon, who is a member of the 2013 class. Marsalis has had a storied musical […]

Education Recap 2012: Secretary of ed, school consolidation, test scores, university restructuring at center of reforms

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Educational institutions — public and private — are struggling for resources at a time when student enrollments are declining and demand for higher quality outcomes are at a premium.

Landscape Confidential: Barns tell the history of agriculture, from wheat and sheep to dairy

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Farmers began to build high-drive barns, round barns and monitor barns when they specialized in dairy and needed bigger barns to accommodate bigger herds.

UVM Professor Wolfgang Mieder to speak at Vermont Folklife Center

On December 18 at 4:00pm the Vermont Folklife Center will present a Gallery Talk by University of Vermont Professor of German and Folklore, Wolfgang Mieder.

Measuring well-being instead of gross state product: Genuine Progress Indicator relies on alternative economic measure

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The GPI puts a monetary value on factors like air pollution, water pollution and volunteer work.

Vermont State Colleges delay classes or close on Tuesday, UVM open tomorrow

All UVM classes and activities were halted at 4 p.m. on Monday and are slated to resume on Tuesday morning. VERMONT STATE COLLEGES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR HURRICANE SANDY MONTPELIER, VT (October 29, 2012) – In advance of Hurricane Sandy, the Vermont State Colleges wishes to announce the following plans across the five colleges. Castleton State […]

UVM tests aerial planting of cover crops

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While aerial seeding has been used for years in warmer climates, it’s just beginning to be tested in northern farmland.

Vermont Peace Corps Alumni gather at Fletcher Free Library

Vermont residents who served as Peace Corps volunteers will participate in a panel discussion at Fletcher Free Library on October 26. The session, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m.

Sullivan: Pathways to UVM’s future success

EXC A large part of our responsibility is to encourage students to stretch their imaginations and push their curiosity beyond “how things are,” to raise expectations and aspirations, and to dream the big dream. We need to help them set forth lofty goals, to ask AND answer … “Why not?”

Installing the president: Sullivan outlines vision for UVM at colorful ceremony

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President Thomas Sullivan’s aspirations are high – “to advance UVM to the next level of excellence and international recognition” and “into the first ranks of higher education.”

Maple researchers say Vermont syrup yields can be maintained, even as season shrinks

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A recent study shows that climate change most likely will shorten the maple syrup season and shift syrup production northward by the end of the 21st century.

UVM, SUNY-Plattsburgh one step closer to forming Sea Grant College program funded by NOAA

Lake Champlain Sea Grant’s excellent performance has earned it a promotion in the four-tiered system NOAA follows to establish new Sea Grant College programs, which are funded by NOAA to promote the wise stewardship of coastal resources.

UVM staff union vote offers choices for a seat at the table

Sen. Philip Baruth speaks at a union rally for University of Vermont staff. Photo by Greg Guma

The Sept. 18-19 ballot has two questions: whether 780 staff members want a union, and if so, do they prefer one affiliated with Vermont-NEA, the unaffiliated United Staff, or neither.

Labor Board sets first-ever union election for UVM staffers

More than 800 University of Vermont employees will for the first time be able to vote on joining a union Sept. 18 and 19, the Vermont Labor Relations Board announced today. It will be the largest such election ever conducted by the board.

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