Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources

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From Mountain to Forest to Lake

Sustainability, resource accessibility and equity, and climate change are among the critical global challenges of our times. The Rubenstein School enrolls some of the most academically talented undergraduates at UVM, along with a large cohort of master’s and Ph.D. students. All are working together with faculty to move mountains as our nation and world stand at an environmental crossroads.

Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont will drive the Rubenstein School’s teaching and research forward in four key areas: freshwater science and policy, environment and health, sustainability and global environmental equity, and biodiversity and climate change. Join us.

Endowed Faculty Positions: $11 million

We will establish the endowed professorships and chairs that are essential for recruiting top experts to UVM. Gifts of endowment are so valuable because they create an income stream that faculty leaders can use to advance teaching, research and impact beyond our campus. We also seek to endow the deanship, which will provide flexibility to act quickly on new opportunities and stay relevant and distinctive as environmental challenges evolve.

Program Support: $5.2 million

We will broaden our research, develop curriculum, get students out into the field and share our research findings to shape science and policy. In addition to direct program support, we seek funding for key research and teaching spaces, including the Melosira Research Vessel on Lake Champlain, a new Mt. Mansfield Biological Research Station and a renovated John Thompson House in the Jericho Research Forest.

Student Support: $3.8 million

The campaign seeks support for students in the form of graduate fellowships, which are essential for attracting the best students, as well as undergraduate scholarships for multicultural students, who bring a perspective that enriches our school and ties into our growing global focus. In addition, we seek support for the existing Perennial Internship Program and a new “Vermont Without Borders” program that will create service learning opportunities around the globe for our students.