Latest University of Vermont News

Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at UVM

Sep. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — From "Strike while the iron is hot" to "Been there, done that," proverbs have been developed around the world for centuries, spread by word of mouth, writings, and nowadays social media. University of Vermont Professor Wolfgang Mieder, thought to be the world's premier...

US agency: Hospital forced nurse to participate in abortion

Aug. 28, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if the two...

University police investigate 'bias-motivated' vandalism

Aug. 28, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officers from the University of Vermont police department are investigating what they describe as "bias-motivated vandalism" on the Burlington campus. Police say that on Tuesday they received a report of vandalism to a sign at the Davis Center off Main Street. Responding officers...

U of Vermont and Cold Regions lab sign cooperation agreement

Aug. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont and a research branch of the Army Corps of Engineers that focuses on the science and engineering of cold regions have signed a cooperation agreement. The deal between UVM and the Hanover, New Hampshire, based Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory...

Professor pioneers aroma warfare for plant-killing insect

Aug. 13, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Can an invasive insect pest be persuaded to eat less kale? The consensus: no time soon. But there are a few, faint glimmers of hope in the battle to protect organic, Northeast-grown kale (as well as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, collard greens and cauliflower) from the ravages of...

UVM to get $6.6 million to create rural addiction center

Aug. 8, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont will be getting $6.6 million in federal funding to create one of three rural centers around the country on addiction. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy announced the funding on Thursday. He says UVM, along with the University of Vermont Medical Center and other...

Ex-Vermont human services chief to hospital network

Aug. 6, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's former secretary of the Agency of Human Services is going to become a vice president at the University of Vermont Health Network. The appointment of Al Gobeille as the executive vice president for operations at the University of Vermont Health Network was announced Tuesday....

Ex-Vermont human services chief to hospital network

Aug. 6, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's former secretary of the Agency of Human Services is going to become a vice president at the University of Vermont Health Network. The appointment of Al Gobeille as the executive vice president for operations at the University of Vermont Health Network was announced Tuesday....

Cabot farm named Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

Aug. 3, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont extension service says a Cabot farm is Vermont's dairy farm of the year. Officials say Morgan and Jennifer Churchill's farm was chosen for its overall excellence in dairying and innovative ways to improve the management of the herd and produce high-quality milk....

Cyclist critically injured in collision with car

Aug. 2, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Police say a cyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Essex, Vermont. The collision happened at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Vermont Route 117 on Thursday evening. Authorities say the cyclist, 51-year-old Robert Ursiny, of Essex, suffered life-threatening...