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Catamounts Advance to the Frozen Four (up^)
For only the second time in team history, the third-ranked University of Vermont men’s hockey team (22-11-5) has advanced to college hockey’s Frozen Four. The Catamounts will face top-ranked Boston University (33-6-4) at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in Washington, D.C., at the Verizon Center. The winner of the Vermont and Boston University game will advance to the national championship game on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. against the winner of No. 12 Bemidji State (20-15-1) and No. 4 Miami (22-12-5). The UVM- Boston University matchup will be televised on ESPN2 HD. The national championship game between the winner of Vermont-BU and Bemidji State-Miami will be televised on ESPN HD at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. Read more at http://www.uvm.edu/~sportspr/?Page=News&storyID=13985.
White House Sponsored Health Care Forum at UVM (up^)
Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform, left UVM with a lengthy list of suggestions to take back to President Barack Obama from the Regional White House Forum on Health Reform on March 17 at the Dudley H. Davis Center. The event was the second of five town hall-style events across the country bringing doctors, nurses, legislators, insurance providers, policy experts, business owners, educators and patients together to discuss the major issues that need to be addressed in reforming the nation’s health care system. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick co-hosted the forum with Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. A large portion of the forum focused on the successes of the health care plans in Vermont and Massachusetts. Full story at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13907.
UVM Students Send Nation's Largest Delegation to D.C. Climate Rally (up^)
More than 12,000 college students from across the country descended on Washington, D.C., from February 27 to March 2 for Power Shift '09, a youth-led rally on climate change — and the University of Vermont sent the largest delegation of any school, 204 students. "This year is going to be crucial to get the policies we need to slow climate change," said Jessica Serrante '10, who led the UVM students. "The science says we need to get down to 350 parts per million," of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or risk irreversible damage to the planet, "but we're over 380 and rising," she said. "I'm worried." Full story at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13780.
Budget Cuts Focus of February 26 Forum (up^)
Faculty, staff and students asked President Daniel Mark Fogel about a wide array of pressing issues including administrative bonuses, layoffs and recent budget decisions at a forum on February 26 in a near-capacity Ira Allen Chapel. The president fielded about 20 questions at "The Future of UVM: A Campus Forum on the UVM Budget and the Student Experience" sponsored by the Student Government Association and United Academics that also included panelists Robyn Warhol-Down, president of Faculty Senate; Clint Jasperson, president of the Graduate Student Senate; Jay Taylor, president of the Student Government Association; Beth Walsh, president of Staff Council, David Shiman, president of United Academics; and Carmyn Stanko, president of United Electric. Full story at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13740.
ARRA Research Funding Available (up^)
Note to faculty: dust off that research proposal you've needed funding for and prepare to tap into the billions of dollars recently made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). That's the message being sent across campus as application deadlines for research-related funding are due as early as April 2009. The amount of available funding through ARRA, President Barack Obama's plan to kickstart the economy through investments in education and other essential public services is staggering. The National Institutes of Health alone has more than $10 billion in new funds to award, and the National Science Foundation has $3 billion. The State of Vermont will receive $700 million of ARRA's one-time federal appropriation of $53.6 billion through the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. More at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13961.
UVM's Donaldson and Uhl Win National Championships (up^)
UVM's David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) continued his sensational rookie campaign by winning the giant slalom at the NCAA Ski Championships at Sunday River, Maine, on March 12. Senior Juergen Uhl (Muhlenbach, Germany) also finished first in the men's 10k classic at Black Mountain. The individual national titles for Donaldson and Uhl are the first for a Catamount since Greg Hardy '08 and Jamie Kingsbury '06 both won the GS at the 2005 NCAA Ski Championships at Stowe Mountain Resort. Donaldson's individual title is the 11th all-time in the giant slalom at the NCAAs for UVM. Donaldson posted a combined time of 2:30.24 to win his eighth race of the year. Uhl's individual title is just the third all-time in the classic for a Vermont skier and the first since Thorodd Bakken '98 won in 1998. Uhl finished with a time of 24:14.9 for his third win of the year. UVM finished fifth overall when the championships came to a conclusion. More at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13844.
Campus Kudos (up^)
Declan Connolly, professor of education, has a new book contract with McGraw Hill for The Heart Rate Training Bible.
Madalina Furis, assistant professor of physics, published an article titled, "Anomalous Circular Polarization of Photoluminescence Spectra of Individual CdSe Nanocrystals in an Applied Magnetic Field" in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. The work was done in collaboration with researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Sean Hurley, assistant professor of education, is co-author of an article, "Solving Problems Using Matrix, Network, and Hierarchy Diagrams: The Consequences of Violating Construction Conventions," appearing in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Jane Kolodinsky, professor and chair of Community Development and Applied Economics, has authored and co-authored several recently published articles, including "Affect or Information? Labeling Policy and Consumer Valuation of rBST Free and Organic Characteristics of Milk" in Food Policy, "The Use of Nutritional Labels by College Students in a Food-Court Setting" in the Journal of American College Health, and "Gender and Cultural Differences in the Acceptance of Functional Foods: A Comparison of American, Canadian and French College Students," also published in the Journal of American College Health
Kathy Manning, professor of Integrated Professional Studies, is the editor of the new publication, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, which is dedicated to scholarship and innovation in student affairs.
Julie Richards, undergraduate program coordinator and senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work, is author of an invited chapter, "Boundary Dilemmas and the Privilege of Knowing Heroes: Rural School Social Work," in a book tentatively titled Working in Social Work: The Real Work Guide to Practice Settings (Routledge Publishers). An article by Richards, "International Service-Learning (ISL):Creating an Intersession Social Work Course in India," has also been accepted by Quick Hits for Service-Learning: Successful Strategies from Award-winning Teachers, and is due out this fall.
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