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UVM Is: Justin Garwood Creates Gun Violence Prevention Course with a Focus on Mental Health, Positive Relationships

How can schools prevent and respond to gun violence? UVM Assistant Professor Justin Garwood, Ph.D., designed a course to address the crisis of school-based gun violence, which has escalated in the United States over the past 20 years. The course, “Preventing and Responding to School Shootings,” covers historical perspectives on school safety and theories on […]

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Public Health Program’s Flexibility Helps Students Find Work-Life Balance

Brittany LaPan is sought out by her colleagues when they have questions. As a recent graduate from the UVM Master of Public Health Program, LaPan credits the online program with giving her the knowledge and skills that are making a difference at work. LaPan is the Occupational Health Specialist at Northwestern Medical Center in St. […]

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Trademark Clearance: What Every Brewery Must Know

By Matt McLaughlin In the first article of this four-part series on trademarks in the craft beer industry, we provided some definitional framework for trademarks for breweries. Fundamentally, trademarks are a form of intellectual property used to identify the source of goods and services. Put another way, trademarks are intended to identify the who and […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont, Part 2

Several years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, he came home with an art project that was a thankful turkey. In each feather, he listed what he was thankful for and of course, being a six-year child, he wrote in comments such as ‘I’m thankful for my family, dog, monster trucks, and videos.’ I […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont

How often do you pause and think about something that you are grateful for? Paying attention to how you feel, especially things that you are grateful for can put a positive spin on your day and lead to better mental health. According to a study published on gratitude in the Journal of Personality and Social […]

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UVM Is: Patrica Prelock Builds on Her Experience Working with Autistic Children to be a Strong Leader

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D. came to Vermont in the Fall of 1994 without a job. She now sits in the Provost’s office as the Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Vermont. So how does a speech-language pathologist with a focus on the nature and treatment of autism spectrum disorders end up as the […]

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Building a Brewery Part 3: Business Finances

Lex Luthor knew the one thing that could bring down the almighty superman: kryptonite. If you ask Drop the H Brewing Company founder, Mark McClain—who we equated to superman in an earlier post—what has been his kryptonite as he has built his brewery from the rubble; he’ll tell you it was finances. “I’ve had a […]

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Assistant Professor Thomas Delaney Sheds Light on Suicide Screening, Prevention

Promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem is one of the most effective ways to prevent suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Vermont, and the state has a rate of suicide in young people that is substantially higher than the overall national rate. In the United States, about 14 […]

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Meet UVM’s Public Health Advising Team: Vika Pleshakova

By Kate Whitney Vika Pleshakova, M.Ed., has been serving students at the University of Vermont for 16 years. Currently a Senior Enrollment and Retention Advisor, her first role at UVM was one of keeping track of intakes and student inquiries and she gradually moved toward her current role. “I’m a lifelong learner myself,” Pleshakova said. […]

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What is a Trademark and Why Trademarks Matter in the Competitive Craft Beer Industry

By Matt McLaughlin A name. It all starts with a name. A series of words, individually with little meaning, but collectively, the embodiment of creativity, passion and inspiration. Whether the name of the craft brewery itself or an individual and unique style of beer, it all starts with a name. Over time, substantial resources, financial and […]

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