How Does Online Learning Work? 10 FAQs, Answered.

By Kate Whitney Online learning has skyrocketed since the Coronavirus Pandemic with more than 50% of students taking at least one online course in 2019-2020 and approximately two thirds of students were either learning completely online or in a hybrid course format. If you’re considering joining the growing ranks of students seeking to enhance their professional […]

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2nd Career Options That Pay Off

By Kate Whitney While the cost of higher education may act as a deterrent for many adults considering a return to school, a recent national survey found that 73% of U.S. adults age 23 to 55 without a bachelor’s degree cite increased earning potential as the main motivation for making the decision to go back. […]

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As America Reopens, Associate Professor Larry Shelton Offers Insight Into Supporting Children’s Mental Health

As stay-at-home orders are lifted in Vermont and elsewhere, families are grappling with questions about sending their children to daycare, camps, and school. A panel of mental health experts from the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center recently participated in a webinar titled, “Caring for Children’s Mental Health as America Reopens.” The webinar offered […]

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UVM Is: Jason Garvey Advocates for Robust Data to Represent Queer and Trans Students

Associate Professor Jason Garvey’s personal experience strongly influenced his pursuit of uplifting queer and trans collegians. As a closeted student-athlete during his undergraduate years, Garvey came out as queer while he was a graduate student at The Ohio State University. It was then that Garvey became enlightened to the importance of individual and institutional contexts […]

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Perspectives on Early and Middle Level Education in Disruption due to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kate Whitney Parents and caregivers nationwide are struggling with their new role facilitating the remote academic development of their children due to the coronavirus pandemic. But beyond the memes and jokes about the drink in mommy’s sippy cup, the transition from school to remote learning has many searching for strategies to foster a positive […]

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UVM Is: Natalie Neuert Curates an Edgier Lane Series with World, Modern, and Classical Music

Natalie Neuert spends part of the winter on the road in search of established and up-and-coming musical acts to perform in the UVM Lane Series. In November, she traveled to Mundial Montreal—a world music industry event, followed by trips to New York City for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and the Folk Alliance International […]

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UVM Is: David Carlson Creates a Sense of Community for Student Veterans

Connecting with military veterans on campus is the best part of David Carlson’s day. As coordinator of UVM Student Veteran Services, Carlson helps military vets make a smooth transition to the University and adjust to college life. Carlson, a UVM alumnus and military veteran, knows all too well what it’s like to go from the military […]

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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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UVM High School Summer Program Helps Students Explore Health and Medicine

Shaye Squillante wants to study science and medicine in college. So when she learned about UVM Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course, the high school student jumped at the chance to enroll. Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course exposes students to the world of medicine and bioscience through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations, and […]

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Cooking with Intention and Mindfulness at the John Dewey Kitchen Institute

Marcela Lahaie is figuring out how to teach her young preschool students about using their senses and being present. Since completing the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute last summer, she’s been finding ways to encourage “learning by doing” in her pre-K classroom. She recently cooked apple sauce with a group of children. The process not […]

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