UVM Impact Aprl 2013


Coffee with a Scholar

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this lecture from UVM's University Scholars seminar!


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How to Pick, Peel, and Eat Oranges
Like an Italian:
Recipes for Reading

Cristina Mazzoni, PhD, Romance Languages and Linguistics



Mark Your Calendar
APR
WED
17 University Scholar Awards Ceremony

MAY
SAT
18 Graduate College Commencement


Career Services:
How You
Can Help




Remember your final months of school? Chances are you were working feverishly to meet deadlines and wrap up your commitments, while feeling the pressure of your job search. UVM Career Services and the Graduate College are working to improve career-related support for graduate students, and would like your help. How? Try these options. continued


Previous Issues
   » January 2013
   » December 2012
   » November 2012

Student Voices
Student Profile: Allison Neal,
Ph.D. candidate,
Biology


Allison "Alli" Neal grew up in Northfield, Vermont, and as the top student at Northfield High School in 2005, was awarded the prestigious University of Vermont Green and Gold Scholarship. (This scholarship pays for room, board, and tuition for four years and is an excellent way to keep Vermont's best and brightest here in Vermont.) continued
GSS President's Corner:
Preparing for
the Future


This semester has brought increased focus on career and professional development. The feedback we have received from graduate students indicates that they want both greater access to workshops and development as well as increased access to preparation for the job market. continued

Graduate Program Spotlight
The UVM-MPA Program: Scholarship in Action

MPA student Drake Turner
poses in front of her
award-winning poster on
Food Systems Governance.
Over the years the mission of the UVM-Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program has evolved to focus on two unique features: the influence of, and access to, the "Vermont way" of conducting public policy and administration that relies on the social capital and livable scale of the state; and a focus on cross-sector collaboration and governance viewed through the lens of complex systems. The MPA Program is accredited from the National Society of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and is ranked in the US News and World Report assessment of top public affairs graduate programs in the country. continued

Research Report
15 University of Vermont Faculty, Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Associates Visit the National Science Foundation (NSF) on First-Ever NSF Visit Day
Fifteen faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral associates working on the VT EPSCoR research Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin: New Understanding through Complex Systems (RACC) traveled to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on March 7, 2013 to visit with 15 Program Directors encompassing a wide range of directorates to learn about new NSF initiatives and funding mechanisms. continued

IMF Meets Researchers' Needs
with an Ingenious Design

Gary Ward and Jacqueline Leung are researchers at the University of Vermont. Recent research has Ward, a professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Leung, a graduate student, studying the motility of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii or T. gondii.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, T. gondii infects approximately 20% of the world’s population. continued

UVM TRC Research Expo '13 Highlights
Transportation Challenges, Innovation, and
Research Across Disciplines

"We have a massive amount of infrastructure to take care of," according to AASHTO President Michael Lewis, and whatever the transport options of the future, this infrastructure will be essential for the foreseeable future. Lewis, also the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and a UVM alum, was the keynote speaker at the TRC Research Expo on Wednesday,
March 27th. continued

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