The semester is coming to a close and students are busy prepping for finals (bet that’s something you don’t miss!) So we put together an update on what’s been happening on campus this fall.
Move Mountains: The Campaign for the University of Vermont
- In October UVM kicked off a $500 million fundraising campaign called Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont. Over Homecoming weekend there was a big launch on campus that included some pretty cool videos. The first is drone footage of campus and the second is a reading by Major Jackson.
- Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, spoke to first-year students about writing.
- Al Gore visited campus in October to talk climate change.
- William Cronin, a prominent environmental historian, spoke at 40th annual the Aiken Lecture.
A Day in the Life
- On October 20, 2015 students, faculty and staff captured their day on social media. Check out the play by play here.
Academics and Research
- This month four representatives from UVM traveled to Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21.
- The new CREAM barn at the Miller Research Farm opened last month, giving UVM’s teaching herd a new home.
- Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology, asked the question: why are we obsessed with Steve Jobs?
- UVM hosted it’s second Vermont Youth Climate Summit.
- Students rally against racism and show support for protests at the University of Missouri.
- Men’s soccer team won the American East Championship and their trophy is now on display.
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