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Research-Based Exercise Program Turning Preschoolers Into 'Fit Kids'


Reuben Brough is running around a gym at King Street Youth Center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other UVM students who implore the preschoolers to "catch the...
2-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Insect Outbreaks Reduce Wildfire Severity


A surprising new study suggests that major insect outbreaks--contrary to current thinking and forest management guidelines--can reduce forest fire damage.
28-Apr-2016 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transforming Teaching with Twitter


Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New research offers powerful evidence that Twitter, if used properly, can produce these...
27-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Snowmobiling Could Be Hard Hit by Climate Change, New Study Says


A warming climate resulting in reduced snow cover at normal elevations could seriously impact snowmobiling in Vermont, one of the state's major industries, according to a comprehensive survey snowmobilers in and out of the state.
19-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The P Tax Cometh


A new analysis shows that if tropical farming intensifies, there could be a staggering cost: millions of tons of phosphorus “tax” that must be paid to the soil.
15-Apr-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Education Doesn’t Bring Women Equal Pay


Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study on gender equality based on two decades of data from more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.
12-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Adds Key Piece to Autism Puzzle

The first study to use eye-tracker technology to monitor eye movement of children with autism spectrum disorder shows that children with the developmental disorder fixate longer on a speaker’s mouth rather than the eyes when the conversation turns...
4-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Massive Deforestation Found in Brazil’s Cerrado


Agricultural expansion in Brazil’s Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas--even altering the region’s water cycle, a first-of-its-kind study finds. The findings reveal that forest clearing, previously prevalent in the Amazon,...
1-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Parks Expert Available for Interview During Centennial Year of National Park Service, Founded in 1916


Robert Manning, a natural resources professor at the University of Vermont, has conducted research for the National Park Service for 35 years and is the co-editor of a thoughtful book of essays on the national parks. He would provide wide-ranging...
3-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

UVM Undergrad to Attend Paris Climate Talks as Youth Delegate; Joins 3 Experts on #COP21

24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST

Vermont Hospital CEO Announces Goal to Transform How Health Care is Paid For and Delivered in Region

In a major break with the current payment system for health care, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s CEO has announced an ambitious goal to have 80 percent of the care provided by the Medical Center to be paid for based on quality of care,...
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

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


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


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

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