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July 2010

  • The High Country News talked to Professor Pat Parenteau in its Aug. 2 edition about efforts to clean up the Los Angeles River.
  • The Valley News talked to Sarah Buxton '10 on Aug. 1 about her race for the Vermont House seat representing Royalton and Tunbridge.
  • Parker Riehle '92 was profiled in the August edition of Business People Vermont.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education talked to Professor Michael McCann on July 30 about basketball legend Sonny Vaccaro and his efforts to get college players compensated for their work.
  • Mark Cooper's research on nuclear power was cited July 28 in a Change.org article. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • In an AP story that ran in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post and nearly 150 other news outlets on July 27, Professor Pat Parenteau discussed a proposed railroad that would open new areas of Montana to coal mining. The VLS Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic is representing the Northern Plains Resource Council in the case.
  • Professor Michael McCann spoke with The Orange County (Calif.) Register on July 27 about the Tennessee Titans' lawsuit against USC.
  • SIRIUS NASCAR Radio talked to Professor Michael McCann on July 27 about the legal implications of NASCAR regulating the free speech of its drivers, including prohibiting them from publicly criticizing NASCAR.
  • The New York Times talked to the Energy Institute's Mark Cooper for a July 26 story on the costs of nuclear power. The story also ran in Environment.co.za (South Africa) and was cited by bloggers on the Scientific American and elsewhere.
  • The ABA Journal included Professor Philip Meyer as one of the law in popular culture experts who selected "The 25 Greatest Fictional Lawyers" for the magazine's Aug. 1 edition.
  • Professor Gus Speth's views on a sustainable economy were cited in a July 25 op-ed article in The Rutland Herald, Times Argus and Vermont Today.
  • Professor Michael McCann spoke to The Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.) on July 24 about a legal dispute over the Kansas State football program.
  • Alumnus Charles Merriman '95, who is running for Vermont secretary of state, was profiled in The Rutland Herald, Times Argus and Vermont Today on July 24.
  • BlueRidgeNow.com (N.C.) profiled alumnus Anthony Turoto '09 on July 23.
  • The Randolph Herald reported July 22 on Associate Professor David Mears departing for China on a Fulbright Scholarship.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to The Orange County Register (Calif.) for a July 21 story on a legal dispute between USC and one of its former football players.
  • ESPN linked to a blog post July 20 by Professor Michael McCann on whether pro sports teams can request that players with normal vision wear contact lenses to obtain abnormally good vision.
  • Associate Professor Sean Nolon spoke with VPR on July 19 about development and local opposition.
  • The Hudson Valley Sports Report (N.Y.) talked to Professor Michael McCann on July 19 about a college football contractual dispute.
  • ESPN.com has featured Ben Leoni '11 in two ski videos posted in July - episode 2 and episode 4. More videos are to come as part of a webisode partnership between ESPN and Meathead Films.
  • The Addison County Independent talked to Assistant Professor Art Edersheim on July 18 about the South Royalton Legal Clinic's work with Mexican immigrant workers.
  • Professor Jackie Gardina talked to The Huffington Post on July 16 about the possibility of BP going bankrupt.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to New England Sports Network on July 16 about the NCAA's sanctions against the USC football team.
  • Peter Van Oot, who serves on the advisory committees of the Environmental Law Center and the Land Use Clinic, was profiled July 16 in vermontbiz.com.
  • Professor Jason Czarnezki talked to The Randolph Herald on July 15 about his Fulbright Scholarship in China.
  • In an op-ed article July 15 in vtdigger.org, Assistant Professor Don Kreis criticized the AP for reporting an allegation of plagiarism against the Vermont Public Service Department's top attorney.
  • Associate Professor Brian Porto discussed the wit and wisdom of a winning high school football coach in his VPR commentary on July 15.
  • The Los Angeles Times interviewed Professor Michael McCann on July 14 about the NCAA's sanctions against the USC football team. The story also ran in The Chicago Tribune, The Hartford Courant and other news outlets nationwide.
  • Associate Professsor Brian Porto talked to the AP on July 14 about an allegation of plagiarism against the Vermont Public Service Department's top attorney. The story ran in Forbes.com, Bloomberg Business Week, ABA Journal, Yahoo! Finance.com, The Boston Globe, The Washington Examiner, CanadianBusiness.com, The Burlington Free Press, WCAX News, FOX44 News, the Valley News and other media nationwide.
  • Red 94, an ESPN website, discussed Professor Michael McCann's criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on July 14 for his letter objecting to LeBron James signing with the Miami Heat.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to WDEV Radio on July 13 about steroid use in baseball, Michael Vick and who decides when an athlete gets surgery.
  • Several newspapers in Wisconsin, Alabama, New Mexico and Georgia, including the CoastalCourier.com (Ga.), ran an op-ed article July 12 by Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford about federal loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants.
  • Professor Oliver Goodenough wrote about virtual companies in a blog post on The Huffington Post on July 12.
  • EMagazine.com talked to Professor Pat Parenteau about the Cape Wind project on July 12.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to the Carrboro (N.C.) Citizen on July 9 about age limits in the NBA.
  • The Burlington Free Press talked to Jeanne Eicks, director of technology, on July 3 about Vermont receiving federal stimulus funds to build fiber-optic networks and improve broadband access.
  • VLS was included Vermontbiz.com's story July 2 on the federal money awarded to Vermont to boost broadband infrastructure.
  • Green Energy Times reported July 2 on VLS's support for the White River Partnership's upcoming landscape auction. The story also was reported July 8 by the Randolph Herald.