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The Great American Smokeout: How to Diplomatically Help a Friend/Relative Stop Smoking


November 19, 2015 marks the date of the Great American Smokeout, when cigarette smokers are asked to refrain from smoking for one day in hopes that the effort will lead to quitting forever. Most people know a smoker they would like to see stop, but...
17-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teaching the Blind to Draw – and Do STEM


$1 million NIH technology transfer grant will speed adoption of interactive raised line graphics devices in schools that help young blind students learn to draw and, later, facilitate their taking math and science courses that require them to...
5-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

In Preventing Return of Winter Blues, Talk Outshines Light, New Study Says


In the long term, cognitive behavior therapy is more effective at treating seasonal affective disorder that light therapy, considered the gold standard, a study to be published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found. Two winters after the...
3-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Documentary Sheds Light on the Life and Brutal Murder of Chilean Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Victor Jara


Feature length film focuses on the life of Victor Jara, considered the Bob Dylan of South America, who was assassinated shortly after the Chilean coup of 1973 for his political views and support for the democratic election of Popular Unity party...
4-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lost Giant Poop Disrupts Whole Planet

In the past, whales, giant land mammals, and other animals played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients via their feces. However, massive declines and extinctions of many of these animals has deeply damaged this...
23-Oct-2015 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From the Land of Bernie Sanders: Vermont’s Newest Medical Students Weigh in on Single-Payer


Vermont future physicians weigh in on the Sanders platform issue that is likely to have the greatest impact on their future careers - single payer healthcare - as they approach the milestone of the White Coat Ceremony.
21-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dirty Pipeline: Methane From Fracking Sites Can Flow to Abandoned Wells, New Study Shows


A new study funded by the National Science Foundation shows that abandoned oil and gas wells near fracking sites can be conduits for methane escape not currently being measured, a significant finding given the current debate over new EPA rules...
19-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?


The new movie about Steve Jobs is expected to draw huge crowds eager to see yet another romanticized story about a well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, explores why in his new paper,...
8-Oct-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Race Expert Rashad Shabazz Calls Ferguson Verdict 'Chilling'


25-Nov-2014 12:05 PM EST

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