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The University Of Vermont has received its largest one-time gift in the college’s 225-year history.

An international conference is kicking off today in Burlington. It helps bring the science of climate change to those who implement policy and create practical applications for climate science.

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South Burlington officials and the University of Vermont are teaming up to plan a multipurpose arena in the city.

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The University of Vermont is seeking a 5.2 percent increase in state funding for fiscal year 2017 despite level funding in the governor's proposed budget.

It’s being called the last, best chance for the world to take meaningful action on climate change. COP-21 is the United Nations’ multinational, multidisciplinary conference set for Paris. A number of individuals from various sectors from our region are attending the huge international meeting.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the local individuals preparing for the climate conference.

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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.

Vermont lawmakers are being told that the state isn't as well off as some might think. In fact, a University of Vermont study finds there's a 42.8 percent gap between a key measure of Vermont's economic activity and a broader measure of the well-being of the state.

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The University of Vermont is getting a new provost from New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday  for a state-of-the-art new laboratory for the Vermont Department of Health.

Vermont lawmakers have elected three of their own to seats on the University of Vermont Board of Trustees, excluding the only non-legislator candidate.

Democratic Representatives Sarah Buxton of Tunbridge, Jeff Wilson of Manchester and Anne O'Brien of Richmond will fill what were three open seats on the UVM Board of Trustees.

When students at the University of Vermont resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.

At one of UVM's recently retrofitted refill stations, students fill up their reusable bottles with tap water. For many of the 14,000 students and staff on this campus, topping off their refillable bottles is an old habit.

The University of Vermont will  implement a ban the sale of bottled water on its campus at the beginning of the year.  Students and officials celebrated the change at a campus event Wednesday afternoon.

The former interim president of the University of Vermont is going to lead an effort to help the state get more from its investment in the state's flagship university.

The appointment of John Bramley was announced Wednesday by Governor Peter Shumlin and UVM President Tom Sullivan.

Bramley will head a panel tasked with implementing some of the ideas contained in a report issued in June called "New Ideas for Changing Times."

Office workers at the University of Vermont have voted against union representation.

They voted 443-189 Wednesday against joining the union, defeating an effort by University Staff Union-NEA to represent clerical, administrative, technical and specialist employees.

The balloting followed a September election in which the employees voted in favor of union representation, but failed to give a majority to either of two competing unions. University Staff Union-NEA received more votes than rival United Staff, so it advanced to the election.

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With pomp and ceremony, E. Thomas Sullivan has been formally installed as the University of Vermont’s 26th President.

During the recent installation, Vermont’s largest college welcomed a number of prominent speakers, including the state’s Governor and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.  Also attending was former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale.