Category Archives: Education

Under President Biden, Changes to Title IX Expected

A new and controversial Title IX rule strengthening the rights of those accused of sexual harassment or assault on U.S. college campuses is likely to be changed under the Biden Administration. In March, President Biden directed the U.S. Education Department to review Title IX rules that went into effect on Aug. 14, 2020. Those rules, […]

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A Food Lover Rekindles His Passion for Cheese at UVM

You can never know too much about cheese. That’s why cheese expert Nathan Aldridge enrolled in UVM’s online Artisan Cheese & Sensory Fundamentals Certificate Program last fall. Aldridge, who lives in Atlanta, is a manager who runs training programs for cheesemongers Gourmet Foods International. A cheese professional with more than 15 years of experience, Aldridge was […]

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UVM Student Voices: Tips to Help Students Manage Stress

There is no doubt that 2020 was a stressful year to be a college student (or just about any student for that matter!). UVM junior Brynlee Lutomski found creative ways to de-stress and shares some of her most helpful tips on ways to lower your stress levels. Cleaning your living environment. You can do that […]

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Complex Systems Graduate Certificate Helps Students Learn the Art and Science of Data 

As an engineering manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office in Seattle, Amanda Casari thrives on leading a team, working with the research community, and strengthening open-source communities’ ability to make data-informed decisions. Casari, who graduated from UVM in 2011 with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, was one of the first students to […]

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OLLI Workshop: How to Share Wisdom and Lessons in a Legacy Letter

Baby Boomers rallied for peace, marched for equal rights, and kicked off the exercise craze of the 1980s. Now, as they enter their retirement years, Baby Boomers are embracing the practice of writing legacy letters. What exactly is a legacy letter? A legacy letter shares life lessons, values, wisdom, and wishes for future generations. Jay […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Legal Issues in Higher Education at UVM

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, UVM’s Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is planning an event unlike any other in its past—one that’s completely online—in a year that’s been punctuated by a number of complex issues and events, any one of which would—on its own—be enough to have college and university administrators nationwide struggling […]

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Exploring Complex Systems in a Complicated, Data-Driven World

When Professor Peter Dodds describes complex systems and data science, he talks about giving students the skills they need to solve problems and help the world. Dodds, who arrived at UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) in 2006, helped develop the Vermont Complex Systems Center within UVM, a post-disciplinary team of faculty and […]

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Dr. Denzil J. Suite to Present at Legal Issues in Higher Education Conf. on COVID-19’s Impact on Colleges Nationwide

On March 13th, President Trump declared a National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, but four days earlier, the University of Washington, Seattle, had already made the decision to go fully remote—and was the first college in the nation to do so. Dr. Denzil J. Suite, Vice-President of Student Life at the University of Washington (UW), […]

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Effective Virtual Learning: Holistic Approaches to Learning Amidst Uncertainty

The mental health crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has touched everyone, from small children to the elderly, but its effect on young adults has been profound. A June study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 75 percent of 18- to 24-year-old adults showed at least one adverse mental or behavioral […]

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Effective Virtual Learning: Creating a Learning Mindset in a Remote Learning Environment

Staying focused while adjusting to remote learning amidst the rigors of college academics during a global pandemic: what could be easier? The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education recently hosted three free, informational webinars on Effective Virtual Learning: Student Strategies and Resources to examine how students can make the most of the many challenges […]

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