Category Archives: Education

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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Back to School, But Not the Same Old Grind

By Lee Maxey Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. -Aldous Huxley Growing up, most of us operated according to the standard paradigm of the school year calendar. …

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Historic Walking Tour Traces UVM’s Storied Past

The University of Vermont is known for its beautiful campus and desirable location in Burlington, the state’s largest city. But as the fifth oldest university in New England, UVM is more than just a pretty place. It also has an …

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How Dual Enrollment Programs Benefit Students

Offering opportunities for high school students to earn college credit can produce valuable longer-term benefits in college, especially for lower-income students. D. Derek Wu of Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit service in New York that helps the academic community navigate economic …

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Learning to Paint at Age 81: Joy Jaffe’s Work to be Showcased at UVM

Courtesy photo Paintings of birds, covered bridges, and barns hang throughout Joy Jaffe’s apartment in South Burlington. Everywhere you turn, there are paintings of beautiful scenes from near and far—Woodstock, Waits River, Sonoma, and Ireland. What makes a visit to …

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Victor Rossi’s Engineering Academy Gives High School Students an Edge

By Sarah Tuff Dunn Jack-of-all-trades, master of none? No way. UVM lecturer Victor Rossi is more like a master of four trades, and a professional at one. His trades: drafting, metalworking, welding, and woodworking. His profession: teaching. That makes Rossi, …

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