UVM Graduate Impact - December 2013
Emerging Science
on VPT

A Connective Tale

Many of UVM's graduate college faculty are featured in Vermont Public Television's ongoing series "Emerging Science."

In this "webisode," professor of neurology Helene Langevin, M.D., is exploring the connection between acupuncture and connective tissue in the human body.

Mark Your Calendar
12 University Scholars Lecture:
Betsy Hoza, Professor, Psychology

26 University Scholars Lecture:
Curtis L. Ventriss, Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

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Our Holiday Wish for You

We hope you enjoy the December edition of IMPACT. It has been a busy and productive semester in the world of graduate education and research at the University of Vermont, and we are appreciative that you are taking an interest in the work of our outstanding faculty and students.

On behalf of the staff of the Graduate College and the Office of the Vice President for Research, please accept our wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday season.

Interim Dean of the Graduate College Cindy Forehand
Interim Vice President for Research John Evans

Student Voices
Student Profile: Brian Cunniff, CMB

Brian Cunniff is a PhD candidate in the University of Vermontís Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) program. Originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Brian received a BA degree in Biology with a minor in Music from Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

The winner of two prestigious Young Investigator Awards, Brian was interviewed recently for IMPACT by editor Dan Harvey. continued
GSS President's Corner:
A Busy Semester

The 2013 Fall semester has come to a close at the University of Vermont, and it has been a productive and busy one for the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). As always, we at GSS have been trying to offer both academic and socially engaging activities for graduate students to get involved with the community of UVM and Burlington. These include our professional development classroom series, graduate student coffee breaks... continued

Graduate Program Spotlight
Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (DPT)
Celebrates 40th Anniversary

As the U.S. population ages and healthcare reform focuses on preventive care, as well as coordinated, quality care of chronic conditions, physical therapists will be essential. Indeed, there is a projected growth rate of 39 percent in the profession between 2010 and 2020. continued

UVM and Vermont Law School
Agree to Collaborate to Enhance
UVM's New Accelerated MBA Program
Vermont Law School and the University of Vermont are collaborating to enhance opportunities for students to receive both the newly created accelerated Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA at the School of Business Administration and a law or masters degree at Vermont Law School. This collaboration will train tomorrow's leaders in both business and law to create profitable and sustainable business opportunities and social enterprises.

Students who take advantage of these accelerated programs, in addition to guaranteed acceptance for qualified students, can earn both the MBA and an accelerated J.D. in three years, two years less than the typical time required. continued