UVM Graduate Impact - May 2014
Coffee with a Scholar

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this lecture from UVM's Distinguished Scholar program!

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Tag! You're it! Does Before School Activity Improve Functioning for Young Children
at Risk for ADHD?

Betsy Hoza, Ph.D.,
UVM Department of Psychological Science

Emerging Science
on VPT

Regenerating Our Future
This episode explores how the little skate, a North Atlantic sea creature resembling a ray, has captured scientists' attention for its incredible regenerative abilities.

2014-15 University Scholars
Graduate College Interim Dean Cindy Forehand is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 University Scholars. The University Scholars program recognizes distinguished UVM faculty members for sustained excellence in research, creative and scholarly activities. The Scholars are selected by a faculty panel based upon nominations submitted by UVM colleagues. continued

Mark Your Calendar
17 Graduate College Commencement Ceremony

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Spring Welcome

Welcome to the final IMPACT newsletter of this academic year. We sincerely hope you enjoy reading about the UVM graduate college and research enterprise and appreciate your time as you peruse this issue.

In this edition you will learn about our excellent HESA program (Higher Education and Student Affairs) and a master's candidate in UVM's MBA program. You can also watch a video of the recent Student Research Conference, where over 300 students presented posters or talks on their research, scholarship, or creative works. You can read about the Graduate Student Senate and much, much more.

Finally, thanks very much to the alumni and friends who have made recent contributions to graduate education and research at UVM. If any IMPACT reader is interested in finding out how to support us, please visit our website.

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

Student Voices
Student Profile: Jennifer Swain, MBA and Ecological Economics Certificate Candidate

Jennifer Swain is a Master's candidate in UVM's MBA program and a candidate for a Certificate in Graduate Study in Ecological Economics, as well as the Vice President of the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). Jenn is also a Sustainable Investing Intern for the Rainforest Alliance and a Gund Institute Graduate Student Fellow.

President's Corner:
New Executive Council &
Two Search Committees

The beautiful weather has arrived and the Academic Year is quickly coming to a close. I couldn't be happier with the progress and growth that the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) has made this year. I would first like to open with the announcement of the 2014-2015 GSS Executive Council, just elected...

Graduate Program Spotlight
Forty Plus Years of Theory to Practice Excellence:
Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA)

Students in the graduate program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (commonly known as "HESA") study for a masters degree through a two-year, 40-credit program. Since its founding in the early 1970s, HESA has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten programs of its kind in the U.S. Enrolling approximately 30 students, the masters program emphasizes social justice as its primary curricular foundation. This emphasis reflects the need for equity, justice, and inclusion in U.S. higher education and global societies. continued

Watch Now: UVM Students Share
Research at Annual Conference
More than 300 students presented at UVM's annual Student Research Conference April 16, with work on topics ranging from state-based infectious disease reporting to the feasibility of a bike lane stretching the length of Burlington. Seventy-one academic programs were represented from all 10 of UVMís colleges and schools. In this video, see a small sampling of the work on display, both graduate and undergraduate. watch highlights

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