Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research.

How to Be a Strategic Leader

By Merryn Rutledge Want to make your business sustainable? In order to do so, I think you must practice strategic leadership. In my UVM seminar on strategic leadership, I propose 12 capabilities of the strategic leader. Here’s a glimpse at two that contribute to making an organization that lasts. First, I […]

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Winter Session Helps Students Link Academics with Careers

By Jeffrey R. WakefieldPerhaps the most endearing of the fanciful organizations that mock-sponsor A Prairie Home Companion (think the Catchup Advisory Board and the American Duct Tape Council) is the Professional Organization of English Majors, or P.O.E.M. The joke – gentle as it is, given host Garrison Keillor’s clear affection […]

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Seven Fun Things to Do This Summer in Vermont

Thinking about spending the summer in Burlington? We love Vermont in every season, but summer in the Green Mountains is hard to beat. Vermont is an ideal place to enjoy festivals, music, food, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re participating in a summer college program for high school students or taking classes […]

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Myers-Briggs: Knowing Your Type

The Washington Post reported in 2013 that the future looks unclear for the Myers-Briggs questionnaire – “the gold standard of psychological assessments” used by employees and business leaders alike to figure out how their personality styles mesh with others in the workplace. But career consultant Markey Read says such reports are nothing […]

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Uganda Program Focuses on Public Health and Community

Ten University of Vermont students will get hands-on public health experience this summer when they travel to Uganda to work and study in the rural village of Kamuli, about three hours north of the capital, Kampala. They will pick up where UVM nursing students left off, working directly with community […]

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Improving Health Care Delivery through ACOs

By Meg O’Donnell Paying attention to health care reform recently? If so, you’ll have heard the acronym “ACO” bandied about . . . . maybe even at cocktail parties, since rumor has it that saying “ACO” makes you sound, well, knowledgeable! But as with so much in health care, what […]

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Traveling for Personal and Professional Growth

As I boarded the plane to Belize, I felt a little nervous and didn’t know what to expect. As the UVM teaching assistant for the Belize: Women’s Health & Spirituality course, it was my role to help support and assist UVM students during our 14-day trip. Some students were less experienced with […]

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UVM Alumna Finds Professional Success in Promoting Worksite Wellness

Connie Gavin completed The University of Vermont’s Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program in 2015. A skillful professional with diverse experience in education and non-profit program management, Gavin earned her undergraduate degree from UVM in 2004 and her Master of Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. As she began working in the […]

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UVM Expert on Biofuel Energy Applies Research and Industry Advances Through Course, Textbook

In a world facing volatile gas prices and increasingly scarce resources, researchers are scrambling to find new sources of energy. Biofuels, derived from food crops, wood, grass, algae, and other biological matter and agricultural byproducts, offer promising alternatives to fossil fuels. “It’s absolutely essential to keep advancing biofuels because biofuels […]

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Daline Derival Reflects Upon Her Public Health Career

By Mariette Landry Daline Derival, M.P.H., completed UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program in 2014. She is Program Evaluator and Public Health Core Faculty member for the VT-LEND program, whichprovides graduate-level interdisciplinary training, services, and care to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. We asked her to talk to us about […]

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An In-Depth Look at UVM’s Leadership and Management Program

Radu Bostan completed UVM’s Leadership and Management Certificate Program in 2013. An experienced technology consultant with more than a decade of experience in retail and sales, Bostan earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration in the Republic of Moldova before coming to the United States 10 years ago. UVM Outreach talked […]

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