A new book by a political science professor at the University of Vermont, based on a national survey of college students, reveals that readers of the Harry Potter series and viewers of the movie franchise -- primarily members of the Millennial...
6/13/2013 12:00 PM EDT
The day of the Boston Marathon was the saddest day in nearly 5 years of observations by a team of scientists from the University of Vermont and The MITRE Corporation. For the first time, results from their "hedonometer" are being made available to...
4/26/2013 11:55 AM EDT
New research shows that many US marine mammal populations -- especially some seals and sea lions--have rebounded since 1972, because of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
4/11/2013 3:30 PM EDT
Some 200,000 people in Europe and a similar number in North America are "Vel-negative," a rare blood type, difficult for hospitals to identify, that can make blood transfusions turn deadly. For sixty years, researchers hunted -- unsuccessfully --...
3/20/2013 2:50 PM EDT
New observations of a pulsar challenge all proposed pulsar emissions theories, a study in Science reports. This re-opens a decades-old debate about the nature of these bizarre stars.
1/24/2013 5:00 PM EST
A new program at the University of Vermont allows the university to collect compostable material from the university's many smaller academic and administrative buildings by using a low cost bicycle composting service.
6/26/2012 9:45 AM EDT
Even as land-grant universities celebrate the sesquicentennial of the act that democratized higher education in the U.S., concern about their future mounts. A new book of essays, Precipice or Crossroads?, illuminates how the Morrill Act created the...
6/22/2012 1:35 PM EDT
The Vermont legislature passed a bill that directs researchers at the University of Vermont to develop a new way of measuring the health of the state economy. Policymakers will use the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) to account for factors...
5/4/2012 11:00 AM EDT
12/14/2012 4:00 PM EST
University of Vermont child psychiatrist David Fassler, M.D., provides suggestions for talking to children about the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
10/31/2012 5:10 PM EDT
UVM Disaster Sociologist, Who Studied the Effects of Katrina on Kids in Louisiana, Available to Discuss Impact of Isaac
8/28/2012 4:00 PM EDT
University of Vermont political scientist and expert on Kyrgyzstan is available for interview about the ethnic violence there and new reports that the Kyrgyz army may be involved.
6/17/2010 5:00 PM EDT
Middle East expert and political science professor available to discuss Saudi religious police probe of youths participating in MTV reality show.
6/3/2010 9:00 AM EDT
A new book, Islam and Education, is the first empirical study of religious schools in Pakistan.
4/20/2009 8:00 AM EDT
Voting"”we think"”is a national, constitution-based right. But that's not how it's exercised. According to political scientist Alec Ewald, author of the forthcoming The Way We Vote: The Local Dimension of American Suffrage, the...
10/15/2008 12:20 PM EDT
Just back from a research trip in Europe with a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency, anthropologist and cycling culture expert says the media and public unfairly focus on doping as an individual failure of morality. But riders are the product of...
7/18/2008 10:00 AM EDT