Summer University

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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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Summer School

Remember when Alice Cooper’s song School’s Out was blasted from car radios just as the final school bells rang in early June? Times have changed when it comes to how we approach academics in the warm summer months. Whether it’s the opportunity for a student to get ahead on core requirements, boost a GPA or […]

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UVM Is: Jenny Wilkinson Shares the Powerful Connection Between Humans and Horses in Summer University Course

Updated March 27, 2019 “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” –John Lubbock/Winston Churchill If dogs are man’s best friend, then horses are man’s oldest friend. At UVM’s Summer University, students can gain a basic understanding of one of our most beloved domestic animals […]

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Alumni Advice: How UVM Prepared Miranda Appelbaum for a Career in the Arts

Miranda Appelbaum ’04 is the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Guest Services at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Her job focuses on programming, accommodations, staffing, and supporting new talent in the disability field. We talked to Appelbaum, who earned degrees in English and anthropology from UVM before studying museum studies […]

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In the Spirit of Incentive-Based Budgeting, Summer U Collaborates for Success

By Beth Taylor-Nolan By now we’ve all heard that as of July 1, 2015, UVM will change its budget model to Incentive-Based Budgeting (IBB). The IBB model is designed to make academic units become more financially self-aware and able to make more informed decisions regarding their unit’s income and expenses. President Tom Sullivan has stated […]

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Meet Catamount Farm Manager Laura Williams

When it comes to farming, Laura Williams says the key to success is to focus on what you love. Whether your passion is working the land, collaborating with other farmers, or interacting with customers, Williams says there isn’t just one way to prosper as a farmer. “Farming is such a broad field, that there are […]

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