The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, more commonly known as the University of Vermont, is a public research university and, after 1862, the state of Vermont's land-grant university. The University is commonly known as "UVM," an abbreviation of its Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis (University of the Green Mountains). UVM is one of the original eight Public Ivies. Founded in 1791, UVM is the 23rd college founded in the United States and was the fifth college established in New England.
Study shows importance of universities in producing entrepreneurs, boosting economy
The number of college graduates willing to start new businesses—the largest producer of private sector jobs over the past 25 years—could depend heavily on the entrepreneurial focus and structure of the universities from ...
Scientists build wrench 1.7 nanometers wide
Hold up your two hands. They are identical in structure, but mirror opposites. No matter how hard you try, they can't be superimposed onto each other. Or, as chemists would say, they have "chirality," from the Greek word ...
Scientists invent new approach in quest for organic solar panels and flexible electronics
TV screens that roll up. Roofing tiles that double as solar panels. Sun-powered cell phone chargers woven into the fabric of backpacks. A new generation of organic semiconductors may allow these kinds of flexible electronics ...
Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise
New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise.
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
A team of scientists has invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects—before they show up in medical databases, like PubMed, or even before doctors and researchers ...
Surprisingly few 'busy bees' make global crops grow
A major international study finds that surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the world's crops.
Palm oil price change could save tigers, other species
Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil products could help save endangered species, according to a new study by North American and U.K. researchers.
Buzz the alarm: Climate change puts squeeze on bumblebees
Global warming is putting the squeeze on bumblebees. In the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators, scientists have discovered that global warming is rapidly shrinking ...
Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study
Natural wonders like tumbling waterfalls, jutting rock faces and banks of wildflowers have long drawn visitors to America's national parks and inspired efforts to protect their beauty.
Many endangered species are back—but face new struggles
A study of marine mammals and other protected species finds that several once endangered species, including the iconic humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating ...