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Deb Markowitz Earns EPA Lifetime Achievement Award

News Release — University of Vermont May 23, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected] 802-578-8830 Deb Markowitz, visiting professor at the University of Vermont in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, has received a 2017 EPA New England Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the region’s most committed environmental leaders who have made lasting […]

University of Vermont Medical Center Awards Grants to Health and Social Service Programs

News Release — University of Vermont Medical Center May 24, 2017 Contact: Michael Carrese desk: (802) 847-0368 cell: (802) 324-8166 [email protected] Highlights § Support for substance abuse and mental health programs a key focus § Part of more than $100 million in community benefits provided each year § Continues 30-year tradition of partnering with other […]

UPDATED: UVM Board Approves Lowest Tuition Percentage Increase in 40 Years

News Release – University of Vermont May 20, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected] 802-578-8830 Correction: This news release inadvertently cited the incorrect grouping of national institutions for the amount of student debt at graduation. The version below contains the correct grouping. The University of Vermont Board of Trustees today passed the lowest tuition percentage increase […]

University of Vermont Commencement to be Held on University Green

News Release — University of Vermont May 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected] 802-578-8830 Thanks to a forecast calling for pleasant weather conditions on Sunday, The University of Vermont will celebrate its 216th Commencement outdoors. Both the University Commencement main ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will take place on the University Green. […]

UVM’s 216th Commencement is May 20 and May 21

News Release — The University of Vermont May 18, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected] 802-578-8830 The University of Vermont will celebrate its 216th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. President Tom Sullivan will confer degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelors, 386 masters, 106 doctoral and 116 medical degree […]

UVM Alumni Association Selects Dr. Lewis R. First for 2017 Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award

News Release — UVM Alumni Association May 10, 2017 Contact: Mark S. Ray, APR Executive Director of Communications The University of Vermont Foundation 802-355-0145 (m) [email protected] Burlington, Vt. – Dr. Lewis R. First, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been named […]

College of Medicine at UVM: Clinical Trial Will Test Vaccine Aimed to Protect Military Troops

News Release — The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont May 11, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Nachbur 802-338-8316 [email protected] BURLINGTON, VT – Acute respiratory disease (ARD) due to infection with adenovirus is a major cause of morbidity at military training centers. In addition to ARD, adenovirus infection can cause sore throat, […]

UVM Office of Undergraduate Research Announces First Faculty Mentoring Awards

News Release — UVM May 5, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 The Office of Undergraduate Research has announced the first two winners of its new Mentoring Award: Robert Hondal, associate professor of biochemistry and chemistry, and Denise Youngblood, professor of history. “Both faculty members have been outstanding scholars, teachers and mentors for many years,” […]

UVM Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements

News Release — UVM May 4, 2017 Contact: Jon Reidel, [email protected], 802-656-8206 A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America’s 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That’s assuming Medicare – the nation’s largest federal health insurance program for seniors – survives […]

Genetics Study Brings ‘Spider-Man’ Technology a Step Closer for Biomedical Applications

News Release — UVM May 1, 2017 Contact: Joshua Brown, [email protected], 802-656-3039 Revealing the Mysterious Powers of Spider Silks Spider silks, the stuff of spider webs, are an engineer’s dream: they can be stronger than steel at a mere fraction of weight, and also can be tougher and more flexible. These silks also are nearly […]

Tens of thousands mob Capitol for climate march in DC

Hundreds of Vermonters traveled by bus, train and rail to the nation’s capitol for the Saturday march. A UVM bus to the march sold out in under 10 minutes.

UVM Foundation Announces $5M Gift to Transform Visual & Performing Arts

News Release — UVM Foundation April 27, 2017 Contact: Mark S. Ray, APR Executive Director of Communications The University of Vermont Foundation 802-656-3537 (p) [email protected] www.uvmfoundation.org email [email protected] Burlington, Vt. – Michele Resnick Cohen, UVM ’72, and her husband Martin Cohen have donated $5 million to renovate and transform the Elihu B. Taft School – […]

Bleacher Seats Are Best in House for UVM’s Physical Plant Department

News Release — UVM April 27, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 Major snowstorms like the historic blizzard Burlington endured in early March are never much fun for Sam Conant, grounds maintenance specialist at the University of Vermont, whose job it is to plow campus roads, parking lots and walkways – often in darkness and […]

EPA: UVM Top Green Power School in America East Conference

News Release — UVM April 25, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the University of Vermont as a conference champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the America East athletic conference. Green power is zero-emissions […]