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Washington DC Sinking Fast, Adding to Threat of Sea-Level Rise

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New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century--adding to the problems of sea-level rise.
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New Study: Consumers Don't View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'

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A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products...
27-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Anti-bias Trainings Not Effective for Many

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Most anti-bias trainings probably won’t be as effective as organizers hope, according to a study just published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The research finds that only those whites who are aware of their racial biases will...
20-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

New Book Shows Companies How to Lift People out of Extreme Poverty While Also Turn a Profit

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More than a dozen years have passed since Professor Stuart Hart co-authored the landmark paper “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” Two books and major investments followed from corporations looking to capitalize from -- and liberate --...
16-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Color Blind? Bias-Aware Whites Better for Modern Race Challenges, Says New Study

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A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that whites aware of their biases are better equipped to address contemporary racial challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious...
15-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Study Suggests Link between Eye Color and Alcohol Dependence

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont.
30-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Children from High Conflict Homes Process Emotion Differently, Could Face Social Challenges

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Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotional interactions differently and may face social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes. The findings are based on measuring research subjects’ brain...
29-Jun-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Analysis, Weaknesses, and Historic Context for Same Sex Marriage Ruling by the Supreme Court from University of Vermont Scholar

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Ellen Andersen, associate professor of political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of Vermont, and author of "Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation" breaks...
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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Gay Rights Litigation Expert Calls Supreme Court Decision a Victory, but One with Strengths and Weaknesses

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26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Politics and Law Expert Discusses Timing, Ramifications of Supreme Court's Decision to Take on Same-Sex Marriage

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Ellen Andersen, associate professor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and political science at the University of Vermont, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on gay marriage
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

UVM Political Scientist Comments on Vote by Vermont Legislature to Re-elect Gov. Shumlin

8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Professor Plays Key Role in Passage of One of Nation's Toughest Concussion Laws

Vermont State legislator Richard Sears sought the advice of a concussion expert at the University of Vermont when crafting one of the nation's most comprehensive concussion laws to protect high school athletes
17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Expert Prediction: Don't Expect Much from 114th U.S. Congress

When the 114th U.S. Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since 1994 that Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. A presidential expert and two Congressional scholars predict what will...
17-Dec-2014 2:25 PM EST

Race Expert Rashad Shabazz Calls Ferguson Verdict 'Chilling'

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25-Nov-2014 12:05 PM EST

UVM Prof on Ferguson: Black People Don’t Produce Crimes Out of Their Proportion-They Are Policed Out of Their Proportion

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21-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

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As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., University of Vermont professor @RashadShabazz was deeply engaged in the conversation....
21-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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