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...
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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
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...
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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
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
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
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...
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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,...
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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
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
8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST
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
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