Leahy, VCET, UVM and FairPoint to officially open new Technology Hub

*+-Senator Leahy, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), the University of Vermont and FairPoint officially open the new technology hub called VCET@BTV.

UVM to host new Regional Transportation Workforce Center

*+-The University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center has been selected to host the Northeast Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center under a four year grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

National experts to discuss Ukraine crisis at UVM on Friday

*+-The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.
The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.

Tarrant Foundation makes $5 million gift to UVM middle school program

*+-A nationally recognized University of Vermont program bringing innovative, technology-rich teaching practices to Vermont middle school students will expand dramatically across the state thanks to a $5 million gift from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation.

VSEA seeks to unionize UVM staff

UVM Green overlooking the Waterman Building. Photo by Sally McCay, UVM Photo

*+-The Vermont State Employees Association will seek to organize about 800 non-teaching staff at the University of Vermont. The move comes about two years after a failed attempt by the Vermont-NEA.  

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.

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