Category Archives: Education

UVM Is: Walter Poleman Fostering a Sense of Place

Nurturing a community’s sense of place is at the heart of Walter Poleman’s work. That community can be a town, city, or even a dorm on campus. For Poleman, an ecologist and senior lecturer at UVM, it’s the GreenHouse Residential …

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UVM Is: Professor John Burke Sharing Insight on the Trump Presidency

Professor John Burke arrived on UVM’s campus in 1984, the year President Ronald Reagan was running for reelection against Minnesota democrat Walter Mondale. Now, six presidential administrations later, Dr. Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, remains a …

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Legal Issues: Monitoring Social Media on Campus

Dr. Gary Margolis is the founder and CEO of Social Sentinel, Inc., a service that provides universities and colleges insights into safety and security concerns being shared publicly on social media. His professional career spans over 20 years in public safety and more …

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From the Heart: Emma Nilan ’08 Finds Healing through Art

Emma Nilan swears by the healing power of art. The 32-year-old UVM alumna, who was diagnosed as a teenager with a rare heart disease and underwent two heart transplants in her 20s, turned to art early on as a way …

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UVM Is: Trina Magi Empowering Students to Dig Deeper

Is Google your primary resource for search? If so, Library Professor Trina Magi wants you to broaden your research horizons. Magi, a UVM reference and instruction librarian, notes that our online research is shaped by commercial entities, search results are …

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UVM Is: Victor Rossi Sharing His Passion for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Victor Rossi is a hands-on kind of person. He’s either drafting, metalworking, welding, woodworking, or teaching. Rossi, a lecturer at the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), has done almost everything imaginable with computers, too.  He taught for …

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Walking Tour Traces UVM’s Illustrious History

As the fifth oldest university in New England,  UVM’s past is filled with colorful visionaries and noteworthy tales. The University’s history is highlighted every summer and fall at weekly UVM historic tours. From July to October, 90-minute historic tours of UVM are offered Saturdays …

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UVM Is: Beverly Colston Helping Students Succeed

The best part of Beverly Colston’s job is helping students experience personal growth and thrive in the community. As director of the UVM Mosaic Center for Students of Color (formerly the ALANA Student Center) for 15 years, Colston’s goal is …

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10 Tips for Success as an Online Student

Online education offers many benefits, including the flexibility to complete projects on your own time, while maintaining academic rigor and high expectations of students. However, it’s a myth that online classes are easier than traditional classroom-based classes. Students need to …

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Legal Issues: Tackling Sexual Assault on Campus

A panel discussion at last year’s UVM Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference. Stanford University student Brock Turner’s short jail sentence has triggered outrage against the judge and controversy over how the justice system treats sexual assault survivors. Turner, 21, …

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