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Vermont EMS Personnel Train and Coordinate Ebola Response Plan

First responders and EMTs from South Hero to Charlotte to Vergennes are taking the necessary steps to prepare for Ebola. As Gov. Peter Shumlin announced last week that a Vermonter who spent time in West Africa had entered voluntary quarantine, local emergency medical services personnel are working to coordinate an Ebola response plan. It’s been […]

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More Precollege Program Students are Choosing UVM for Undergraduate Study

UVM was at the top of Ellie Myers’ list during her college search. Still, she had to be sure it was the right school for her. To assure her that UVM was a good fit, Myers enrolled in UVM’s Summer Academy precollege program while still in high school and took classes in engineering and drawing. […]

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Learn about Sustainable Food Systems with City Market’s Pat Burns

By John Turner Several sustainability leaders in Vermont are taking steps to make a difference locally and across the world. One of those leaders is Pat Burns, general manager of City Market, Onion River Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative located in downtown Burlington. The co-op is dedicated to supporting the local economy and strengthening the […]

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Vermont Business: Entrepreneurs, Start Ups & Tech Hub on the Rise

By Cairn G. Cross Brad Feld, a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur-turned-investor, wrote a book in 2012 titled “Startup Communities,” which dissects the entrepreneurial ecosystem that exists in Boulder and describes why Boulder has a high density of start up company activity. In the course of my day job as the co-founder and Managing Director of FreshTracks […]

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Things to do in Burlington, Vermont: Hidden Gems around the Queen City

By Christina Economou To those on the outside, Burlington may seem like a small corner of the globe without much to offer. But a true Burlingtonian knows the type of city it really is — a place overflowing with culture in the best ways possible. You can look up the top ten sites, restaurants & […]

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Maker Spaces Come to Vermont Libraries This Summer

Students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to learn in maker spaces over summer vacation thanks to the development of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts + Math) programs at Vermont public libraries. Fourteen public libraries from Craftsbury to Charlotte to Castleton will offer summer maker workshops for K-12 students as part of the new […]

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Discovering Vermont’s History and Culture through Recreation

By Greg Gerdel The very mention of Vermont brings to mind mountains; the Green Mountain State is also a land of rivers, lakes, and streams. The discordant continental plates that created the Green Mountains also carved the basins of Lake Champlain, Memphremagog, Willoughby, Crystal and many smaller glacial lakes dotting the landscape. Likewise the rivers […]

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Congratulations to the UVM Class of 2014!

By University Communications Staff Ambassador Samantha Power to the UVM Class of 2014 on Sunday: “You, as in you personally, can make a profound difference if you set your mind to it. You have lived in the shadow of the Vermont peaks for four years, and I urge you to make it your task to […]

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Sustainability in Business: Seventh Generation Brings Sustainability Home

Nurturing nature, enhancing health, building communities, and transforming commerce, those are the four aspirational goals for sustainability leader, Seventh Generation. Learning from examples similar to Seventh Generation is what makes UVM’s online Leading Sustainable Innovation Professional Certificate so relevant in today’s marketplace. Combine that with a unique simulation-based approach that will teach participants how to […]

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Burton Brings Sustainability to the Slopes and Beyond

By John M. Turner Since 1977, when Jake Burton founded his iconic company, Burton Snowboards has been a leader in snowboarding apparel and equipment. Coupled with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit is a drive to ensure Burton grows as a profitable and sustainable business, a mind-set that permeates through the entire DNA of the company. Sustainability […]

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