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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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Life's a Beach:
From Sand Castles
to Chemotherapy

Prof. Christopher Landry, Chemistry

Emerging Science
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Many of UVM's Graduate College faculty are featured in Vermont Public Television's series "Emerging Science."

Climate Change:
A Northeast Primer

Climate change is underway across our region, and 2011's Tropical Storm Irene was a sobering example of the severe weather we may experience in the future — and the effect it might have on habitat, water quality and quality of life. Researchers hope to shed light on how we can best adapt.

Mark Your Calendar
30 University Scholars Lecture:
Cartoons, Critical Issues, and Research: Absurdities and Realities of Special Education
Michael Giangreco, Ph.D.

14 December Commencement

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A New School Year Begins!

Dr. John Evans
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Dr. Cynthia Forehand
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Welcome to the October, 2013 issue of IMPACT, the electronic newsletter of the University of Vermont research and graduate education enterprise.

There has been some transition this year in the leadership of the university's research operation and graduate college, as former Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College Domenico Grasso has accepted the position of Provost at the University of Delaware. Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Grasso on his new appointment.

For this academic year, Dr. John Evans has been named the Interim Vice President for Research and Dr. Cynthia Forehand has been named the Interim Dean of the Graduate College.

We hope you enjoy this issue of IMPACT, and please don't hesitate to contact us with comments or story ideas.

Student Voices
Student Profile: Ruby Daily, History GSS President's Corner:
Off to a Great Start
University of Vermont graduate student Ruby Daily is pursuing her Master's degree in the History program. She received a Graduate Student Summer Fellowship this past year and spent her time in London, visiting libraries, archives, and museums in support of her research. continued The 2013 Fall semester is more than a month in, and the Graduate Student Senate is into a full swing of events already. I would first like to introduce our new Executive Council and let you know about a major change in the most important event of the Fall, which is our new Graduate Student Orientation. continued

Graduate Program Spotlight
SEMBA is Coming!
The New Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA

Exciting news from the Business School! After a year-long process, the Faculty from the Business School redesigned its MBA program; and the Graduate College, Faculty Senate and Provost approved it. The program will be a one-year, accelerated program centered on Sustainable Entrepreneurship. We call it the Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA program or SEMBA. Though the program has radically changed, the Business School has kept UVM's commitment to excellence in education, our terrific faculty, the small size of our classes, and our long proven record of graduating successful entrepreneurs. continued

Research Report
TCORS Grant Brings Behavior and Health
Research Funding Total to $34.7 Million

By Jennifer Nachbur
In a single week, the efforts and expertise of University of Vermont (UVM) Professor of Psychiatry Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., and colleagues at the College of Medicine have attracted an unprecedented $34.7 million in federal funding to support behavior and health research at the University. continued

REACH Grant Update
It has typically been difficult for faculty members in the social sciences, arts, and humanities to access external funding for research, scholarship and creative works — funds in these areas are very limited and the sources that exist are extremely competitive. And it is often difficult for faculty in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to do exploratory work that could lead to large external grants. continued

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