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Employee Volunteerism? Only if You Think Your Boss is Ethical

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A new study shows that people who perceive their employer as committed to environmental and community-based causes will, in turn, engage in green behavior and local volunteerism, with one caveat: their boss must display similarly ethical behavior.
7-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UVM's Sustainable Innovation MBA Ranked No. 1 Best Green MBA in America by 'The Princeton Review'

Six years ago when Sanjay Sharma took over as dean of the Grossman School of Business, he set his sights on an ambitious goal: to become the top MBA program in the country for sustainable innovation. That dream became reality on Oct. 31 when The...
2-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Amazon Threat? Deforestation From Mining

Sprawling mines caused roughly 10% of Amazon deforestation between 2005 and 2015 - much higher than previous estimates. Roughly 90% of this deforestation occurred outside the mining leases granted by Brazil’s government.
15-Oct-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

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Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in...
12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Kids Study: More Trees, Less Disease

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A study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five.
5-Oct-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Bullying: Study Shows Damaging Affects of Multiple Forms of Victimization On School Climate

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School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the highly damaging effects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate.
6-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery: Bernie Sanders Spider

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Students and a scientist at the University of Vermont have discovered 15 new species of 'smiley-faced' spiders--and named them after, among others, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bernie Sanders.
22-Sep-2017 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Showing 70 Years of Improving Campus Climate For LGBTQ Students Raises Concerns About Trump Policies

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The author of a new study showing slow but consistent progress in the experiences of LGBTQ students on college campuses over the past 70 years is concerned that for the first time since 1944, that trend may be reversing.
19-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Terrorism Expert Calls Alexandria Shootings an Attempt at the Creation of Fear for Political Means Through Violence by a Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist.

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14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

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14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

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Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

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1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

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15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

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University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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