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The formal groundbreaking for the first phase of a major renovation of the University of Vermont’s Miller Farm facilities was held today.

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The University of Vermont says it has received an all-time high number of applications for enrollment this fall — 25,146.

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Actor, director and author Alan Alda is best known for his many roles on stage and screen, but the man who played Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H is leaving his mark on science as well. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University teaches scientists how to better communicate what they are doing.  Alda inspired the institute and is a visiting professor. Now, the center is expanding and has affiliated centers at Dartmouth University and the University of Vermont. Alda spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley as the program was initiated at the University of Vermont this week. He says while it helps scientists communicate with the public, it is equally important for the public to understand scientists.

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Actor Alan Alda, best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the tv series MASH, was on the University of Vermont campus Monday to help launch a new institute to train scientists to more effectively communicate with the public.

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Author Salman Rushdie is perhaps best known for 1988’s The Satanic Verses, which led to death threats and forced him into hiding for many years. The incident a sparked a debate over free speech and religion that the world is having again this week. Rushdie was at the University of Vermont last night to talk about one of his children’s books, but the recent terrorist attacks in Paris also came up.

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The University of Vermont has received a record number of early applications for fall 2015.

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The University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics has issued a first-of-its-kind report on the impact of climate change on the state.

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A bill up for debate in the Vermont House this week would end the in-state tuition break for University of Vermont graduate students.

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A Vermont state lawmaker has resigned her seat on the University of Vermont Board of Trustees because she was concerned about a possible conflict of interest.

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The University of Vermont and Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest power company, signed an agreement Tuesday to jointly develop renewable and energy efficiency programs and business.

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