University of Vermont

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.

Address
194 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
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There's something ancient in the icebox

Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised ...

Apr 17, 2014 4.4 / 5 (20) 1

Earthworm invasion

Beavers reshape landscapes with their dams. Wolves control elk populations. Sea otters protect kelp forests by eating sea urchins. These are what ecologists call "keystone" species: critters that control ...

Sep 12, 2013 not rated yet 1

The quiet buzz of wild bees

Have you been enjoying eating blueberries this summer? If yes, you can thank wild bees. How much thanks do they deserve? Well, that's a question being asked by Professor Taylor Ricketts, director of UVM's ...

Jul 31, 2013 not rated yet 0

Kinks and curves at the nanoscale

One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small—one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—they are going ...

May 19, 2013 4.7 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Happiness: There's an app for that

Pick up your smartphone. How are financial markets faring? Check Dow Jones or the S&P 500. Average temperature in the United State last July 4th? Steer your iPad over to the National Weather Service. OK, ...

Apr 30, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Sea mammals find US safe harbor

(Phys.org) —In 1972, a U.S. Senate committee reported, "Many of the great whales which once populated the oceans have now dwindled to the edge of extinction," due to commercial hunting. The committee also ...

Apr 11, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 4