Category Archives: Education

Empowering Students to End Hazing on Campus

By Kate Whitney Hazing, or the use of any action or situation intentionally created to humiliate, ridicule, harass, or risks emotional or physical harm (with or without consent) to members of a group or team, is illegal in 44 states—including …

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Alumnus Jeff Nolan Helps Higher Education Institutions Understand Trauma and Fairness in Sexual Assault Cases

A fight or flight response. An inability to call out or fight back. Feelings of disassociation. Non-linear memories. These are all reactions a person might experience during a traumatic experience. For Jeff Nolan, understanding trauma and its potential lasting effects, while ensuring …

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UVM Is: Supporting Students Is Holly Pedrini’s Greatest Joy on the Job

Working with students is the most rewarding part of Holly Pedrini’s job. Sharing the importance of a strong work ethic and positive attitude gives her a strong sense of purpose. Ever since joining UVM in 2007 as the office manager …

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Combatting Bias and Hate on Campus: An Interview with Dr. Denzil J. Suite

By Kate Whitney Every year, the University of Vermont gathers experts in higher education law, student affairs, and campus public safety to address the diverse challenges impacting all aspects of higher education for its Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference. Now …

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UVM Is: Kyle Warren Thriving in a Job He Loves

Kyle Warren enjoys getting up and going to work every day. It wasn’t always this way. More than a decade ago, the thought of facing another work week gave him the Sunday blues. But once he arrived at UVM in …

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UVM Is: Connie Tompkins Raising Awareness About Food Addiction in Teens

Little is known about food addiction in adolescents, so UVM Associate Professor Connie Tompkins and her colleagues set out to learn more. An expert in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity, Tompkins co-authored a study, Food Addiction: …

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UVM Is: Joan “Rosi” Rosebush Guiding Students to Succeed

Joan “Rosi” Rosebush has a knack for helping students work through complex math problems and even the complexities of life. Whether it’s assisting a student who is experiencing trouble with calculus, anxiety about exams, relationship problems, or disciplinary action, Rosebush …

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Amy Trubek Examines What Cooking Means in the Modern Age

My feelings about cooking are complicated. Sometimes I feel joy when I cook, and other times it’s more like shame. After reading “Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today” by UVM Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science Amy Trubek, …

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UVM Is: Why Kim Howard Wants More Students to Study Abroad

Teaching in Japan was a life-changing experience for Kim Howard. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley, she lived in Japan for two years to teach, which sparked her passion for international education. These days, Howard is director of the …

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UVM Is: Teresa Mares Studying the Challenges Faced by Migrant Dairy Workers

Near the Vermont-Canadian border, migrant dairy workers are grappling with food insecurity and increasing anxiety. Living on the dairy farms where they are employed, undocumented migrant workers are often reluctant to go grocery shopping—or anywhere for that matter—for fear of …

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