Catamount Life Skills Program for Students Launched

An illustration of several colorful apartment buildings with the title of Catamount Life Skills.

The UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) and the Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) are pleased to announce the launch of the Catamount Life Skills series. This engaging educational series will help UVM students learn about important life skills to successfully thrive in Burlington and beyond. Continue reading “Catamount Life Skills Program for Students Launched”

ASCI Student Experiences Hands-on Veterinarian Work in South Africa

Sadie Gidner

*The following is an excerpt from a Loop Abroad press release.

This summer, Sadie Gidner, 20, of Arlington, Virginia, spent two weeks in South Africa helping animals and learning hands-on what its like to be a veterinarian. Sadie is a UVM junior majoring in animal science.

Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Sadie was selected as part of a small team that volunteered at Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary studying big cats such as white and tawny lions, Siberian tigers, pumas, and leopards and caring for primates as well as volunteering at Care for Wild learning about the rescue, care for, and protection of rhinos. Continue reading “ASCI Student Experiences Hands-on Veterinarian Work in South Africa”

Smith Lab Summer Activities: Science and Scenery

Julie Smith standing next to a research poster about biosecurity learning modules and results of surveys.
Dr. Smith presented a poster for the ADSA conference at the end of June 2023, on the HFHA biosecurity learning module project ( Photo credit: Madeline Beaudry.

Julie Smith

After mentoring the Vermont Dairy Mapping Project interns for six weeks, I headed to camp at the Mount Norris Scout Reservation in Eden, Vermont. My unit’s campsite evacuated to higher ground the night of July 10, and I drove past a lot of signs of the water’s power on my way home. Continue reading “Smith Lab Summer Activities: Science and Scenery”