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T wohundredtwentyfive years ago this autumn, in a land that was then largely wilderness, the founders of the State of Vermont chartered this University, the fifth oldest institution of higher learni

UVM INQUIRY 2016 R E S E A R C H , S C H O L A R S H I P A N D T H E A T T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T A R T S 2 4 14 16 22 28 34 40 46 52 S H O R T T A K E S UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT T H E U V M MI S S I O N To create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global c

RESEARCH AWARDS ECONOMIC IMPACT IN VERMONT DIRECT AND INDIRECT IMPACT ON THE VERMONT ECONOMY 1,179 598 1,504 1.33B PROPOSALS A PPLI C ATI O N S SPONSORED PROGRAM AWARDS PEOPLE SUPPORTED BY AWARDS

NEW KNOWLEDGE EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THESE STORIES AT UVM.EDUINQUIRY RESEARCH, S C H O L A R S H I P, AND THE ARTS NEWS FOR 2016 From Zika to Dengue, UVM Vaccine Testing Center Plays Important Role Thou

Transforming Teaching with Twitter Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New

N E W K N O W L E D G E The Faults in the Stars Sea stars are iconic symbols of the ocean beyond. But on the North American west coast, many of these familiar creatures have gotten so sick that they

MORE EFFECTIVE SPEECH THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME A study published in the International Journal of SpeechLanguage Pathology indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speec

N E W K N O W L E D G E Exploring the Adolescent Brain In October 2015 Professor of Psychiatry Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., was named a project codirector of a landmark longitudinal national study exploring

UVM and Smithsonian Researchers Find FirstEver Native Malaria in the Americas Two years ago, Ellen Martinsen 00 G09, was collecting mosquitoes at the Smithsonians National Zoo, looking for malaria tha

N E W K N O W L E D G E UVM STUDY SHOWS METHANE FROM FRACKING CAN FLOW TO ABANDONED WELLS A University of Vermont study funded by the National Science Foundation has shown that abandoned oil and gas

Sociology Professors Katrina Book Details LongTerm Impact on Children The vulnerability of children was starkly apparent in Hurricane Katrina, the most disruptive and destructive disaster in modern U.

N E W K N O W L E D G E TWITTER AS AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR BAD DRUG INTERACTIONS A team of scientists has invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unk

... STREAM STUDY RAISES NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE POLLUTION For decades, phosphorus pollution has been contributing to unwanted algae blooms in many lakes including Lake Champlain. A raft of recent re

THE TEACHERSCHOLAR AT TODAYS UNIVERSITY A C O N V E R S A T I O N University of Vermont Provost and Senior Vice President David Rosowsky, Ph.D., and Vice President for Research Richard Galbraith, M.D.

to find how or why, with no hint of application you just want to understand something and the thing that drives you is curiosity. But then if you arrive at an understanding, that same sense of curio

ARTISTS ARE FUNNELS... IM GRABBING ELEMENTS OF THIS AND THAT, THROWING THEM IN. WHATEVER COMES OUT, THAT IS WHO WE ARE. BUT WE NEED TO TAP OUT OF A RIVER OF WATER WITH A LOT OF DEPTH. RAY VEGA 16 I

The Creative Mind W H E R E D O E S A P O E T F I N D A F I R ST L I N E O F V E R S E W H AT D R I V E S A JA Z Z T RU M P E T S O LO A LO N E I N T H E ST U D I O L A T E A T N I G H T, H O W D O

the letters and commonalities of the words. Wannabe. Has been. Seven letters each. In terms of meaning, she talks about the idea that the oftenneglected concept of now perches on the thin cusp between

the space might look like a papiermache factory, a carpenters wood shop, or a print studio. Most likely music will be on, classic Motown or the funk she came of age with in seventies NYC. It depends o

CONTINUING THE STORY The Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies draws upon the expertise of distinguished faculty from across the University to promote scholarship, education and publ

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MY MAIN MOTIVATION IS THAT I WANT WHAT WE DO IN THE LAB TO GET TO THE PATIENT. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN DO THAT IS THROUGH COMMERCIALIZATION. ITS NOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY, ITS BECAUSE YOU WANT Y

Innovate and Incubate T H E I N S P I R A T I O N A N D R E S E A R C H O F U V M FA C U LT Y M E M B E R S L E A D T O T H E D E V E L O P M E N T O F C O M M E R C I A L LY V I A B L E P R O D U C T

Left to right Dryver Huston, Ph.D., and Tian Xia, Ph.D., test their mobile ground menetrating radar system on the UVM campus with graduate students Yu Zhang and Dan Orfeo. MCJ, Rincon has found, regu

As useful as the technology is for bridge diagnostics, its real promise and commercial value may lie elsewhere in plumbing the depths of the nations municipalities, where it can render 3 D images of

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BIG DISCOVERIES IN IN THE NANO WORLD Assistant Professor of Physics ADRIAN DEL MAESTRO, PH.D., won a prestigious veyear CAREER grant in 2016 from the National Science Foundation that will fund his stu

ITS CLEAR THAT POLLINATORS ARE IN TROUBLE. BUT WHATS BEEN LESS CLEAR IS WHERE THEY ARE IN THE MOST TROUBLE AND WHERE THEIR DECLINE WILL HAVE THE MOST CONSEQUENCE FOR FARMS AND FOOD. TAYLOR RICKETTS,

As Bees Go, So Goes Our Food Supply U V M R E S E A RC H E R S P RO D U C E H A R D E V I D E N C E O N T H E D E C L I N E O F A C RU C I A L P O L L I N AT O R . BY JOSHUA BROWN U VM researchers l

MAPPING THE RANGE OF THE BUSY BEE The team of seven researchers who published the study in PNAS from UVM, Franklin and Marshall College, University of California at Davis, and Michigan State Universi

efforts at the national, regional, and state scales to support these important pollinators for more sustainable agricultural and natural landscapes, says Michigan State Universitys Rufus Isaacs, one o

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GOOD TASTE EXPLORED Trained as both a cultural anthropologist and chef, AMY TRUBEK, PH.D., associate professor and Faculty Director of the UVM Food Systems Graduate Program, examines in her teaching a

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT WORKING WITH REFUGEES IS THEY TEACH YOU NEW WAYS OF THINKING, NEW WAYS OF PROBLEMSOLVING. ANDREA GREEN, M.D. 34 I N Q U I RY 2 0 1 6 R E S E A RC H , S C H O L A R S H

A Place Called Home OVER THE L A ST 20 YE ARS, THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES H AV E B E G U N R E B U I L D I N G T H E I R L I V E S I N V E R M O N T. U V M FA C U LT Y W O R K I N M A N Y W AY S T O B R I

IM TRYING TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS OF THE MANY POSSIBLE STORIES THAT PEOPLE OF REFUGEE STATUS CARRY. SUSAN COMERFORD, PH.D. PTSD, and the traditional methods to treat it, Fondacaro says. She Above

Over the past few decades, the influx of new Americans has shifted from the traditional big cities with infrastructure and resources New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to places such as Burlington an

TRACKING THE CONVERSATION Where do your eyes focus during a conversation An innovative study by UVM researchers led by Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders TIFFANY HUTCHINS, PH.

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YOU CAN WATCH ANIMALS ON LAND WITH BINOCULARS OR HELICOPTERS, BUT WITH FISH, ITS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING. WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE SURFACE HAS LARGELY BEEN A

Three Ways of Looking at the Lake T E A M S O F U V M R E S E A RC H E R S WO R K TO D I AG N O S E A N D I M P ROV E C O N D I T I O N S I N O N E O F V E R M O N T S G R E AT E ST N AT U R A L R E

WELL ESSENTIALLY BE GIVING MANAGERS A TOOL THAT WILL HELP THEM BUILD RESILIENCY IN AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN VULNERABLE IN THE PAST. JUDITH VAN HOUTEN, PH.D. With receivers strategically positioned along

2012, the summer was very hot and dry, resulting in the strongest algae blooms Lake Champlain had seen in decades. Then September brought a huge storm, with more than four inches of rain, and, hourbyh

BIG DATA AND BEYOND For PETER DODDS, PH.D., and CHRISTOPHER DANFORTH, PH.D., big data the use of extremely large and complex data sets is a highly e ective tool for gauging the likes, dislikes, and

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WERE INTERESTED IN PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE HIGH IMPACT, AND HIGH IMPACT MEANS AFFECTING PATIENT CARE. CHARLES IRVIN, PH.D. 46 I N Q U I RY 2 0 1 6 R E S E A RC H , S C H O L A R S H I P A N

Breathing Easier LU N G R E S E A RC H E R S AT U V M C O N N E C T L E A D I N G E D G E S C I E N C E W I T H T O D AY S C L I N I C A L N E E D S . BY SARAH ZOBEL W TAKE A DEEP BREATH. ith luck,

and Mathematical Sciences. Their collective basic science, translational, and clinical research focuses on a range of lungrelated issues including bacterial genetics and metabolism, cell therapy, cyst

model to determine changes in respiratory physiology during infections. The mouse model is a classic approach in studying the lung, and as at centers worldwide, theyre using the flexiVent, a device th

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THE WORLD AS CLINIC AND CLASSROOM From the time he was a fouryearold impoverished boy in Iran, Associate Professor of Medicine MAJID SADIGH, M.D., at right in photo knew he wanted to become a physicia

IMPACT CONNECTIONS UVM Burlington Join White House MetroLab Network The University of Vermont and the city of Burlington have been selected by the White House to join MetroLab Network, a network of

Honoring Campus Inventors At this Aprils I2V Conference, the University honored faculty members and graduate students responsible for a total of nine patents. All the patents were awarded in the year

I M P A C T C O N N E C T I O N S Study Shows Importance of Universities in Producing New Businesses The number of college graduates willing to start new businesses could depend heavily on the ent

Bringing 500 Trees to the Citys Newest Park The last day of classes at UVM brought more than 45 UVM student volunteers and crews from Burlington Parks, Recreation Waterfront BPRW to improve the newly

Deans of the University of Vermont COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES RUBENSTEIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATUR AL RESOURCES DEAN THOMAS C. VOGELMANN, PH.D. DEAN NANCY MATTHEWS, PH.D. COLLEG

UVM Inquiry 2016 Research, Scholarship and the Arts at the University of Vermont is a publication of the O ce of the Provost and the O ce of the Vice President for Research DAVID V. ROSOWSKY, PH.D.

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