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Adventures in Neuroscience: Understanding the Human Brain and Nervous System

The brain is the human body’s most complex organ. Weighing about 3 pounds in adulthood and consisting of billions of tiny cells, the brain—the central organ of our... Continue Reading

Simone Washington Break Through Leaders
Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Leader Teaches UVM Students of the Breakthrough Leaders Program About Creating Consensus

How do stakeholders find common ground when they share the same goals but hold vastly different opinions? Simone Washington, the social mission strategy and policy manager at... Continue Reading

OLLI Progam Instructor and Volunteer John Hanagan
Volunteer, Instructor and Student; OLLI’s Dr. John Hanagan Brings Passion for Learning to UVM

Sit with Dr. John Hanagan for an hour and you may discuss common poetic themes of scholars Jalal-ad Din Muhammad Rumi and Taigu Ryokan, learn about the... Continue Reading

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New Year, Same Grief. End of Life Doula Instructor Offers Ways to Support a Mourner

Written by Francesca Arnoldy Lead Instructor, UVM End of Life Doula Certificate Certified Doula and Childcare Educator What struck me, following the first meeting of our grief... Continue Reading

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with 3 Qualities of Leadership that can Catalyze Change

Originally posted February 2015 by Mistinguette Smith Updated January 21, 2019 In one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famous speeches he declared, “Life’s most persistent and... Continue Reading