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Weeks of Oct. 17-24

October 31, 2011

  • U.S. News & World Report spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Oct. 28 about lobbying from federal lawmakers to push for their favored colleges to gain the upper hand in negotiations with powerful football conferences.
  • The Yale Daily News reported Oct. 28 on Assistant Professor Jingjing Liu's analysis of the environmental challenges facing China and the United States.
  • The Associated Press, whose story was carried by MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, CBS MoneyWatch, Washington Post, Business Week, Salon, Treehugger, Yahoo! News, Oregonian, Puerto Rico Daily Sun, El Nuevo Dia,, Prima Hora and 200 other media outlets, reported Oct. 27 on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic's efforts to force federal officials to more closely scrutinze a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross ecologically sensitive areas in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Daily Sun included the ENRLC in another story Oct. 28.
  • Scientific American talked to Associate Professor Benjamin Sovacool on Oct. 27 about vehicle-to-grid technology, which allows networks of electric cars to function like a giant battery and is one step closer to U.S. commercialization.
  • Vermont Public Radio aired a commentary Oct. 26 by Professor Brian Porto about the life and death of innovative football coach Homer Smith.
  • The Wall Street Journal spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Oct. 24 about Tony LaRussa, the manager of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, whose law degree may have influenced his coaching.
  • Sunshine State News talked to Mark Cooper on Oct. 24 about the costs of four proposed nuclear reactors in Florida. Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • The Salt Lake Tribune discussed the NBA lockout with Professor Michael McCann on Oct. 21.
  • SNL Financial reported Oct. 20 on Mark Cooper's comments about the Florida Public Service Commission's consideration of nuclear cost recovery requests by utility companies.
  • An Associated Press story about VLS's upcoming domestic violence prevention program ran Oct. 20 in the Oregonian, Boston Globe, WCAX, Washington Examiner, Providence Journal, FOX44 and other media.
  • The Portland Press Herald (Maine) and other media reported Oct. 19 on Heather Parent '00 being appointed policy director of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Vermont Business Magazine talked to Professor Michael Dworkin on Oct. 19 about the the merger of Central Vermont Public Service into Green Mountain Power.
  • Vermont Public Radio, ABC 22, WCAX, FOX 44, Times Argus and Vermont Today spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on Oct. 18-19 about Gov. Peter Shumlin's appointment of Beth Robinson to the Vermont Supreme Court.
  • Vermont Public Radio talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Oct. 18 about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving exceptions to labor laws provided to religious schools for hiring and firing instructors.
  • Smart Grid and New Jersey and Company reported Oct. 17 on an Insitute for Energy and the Environment study that recommends policymakers and utilities begin coordinating efforts to protect the U.S. electrical grid from solar storms.
  • The Austin American Statesman, Yahoo! News and other media nationwide reported Oct. 17 on the Society for College and University Planning giving a Merit Award to Vermont Law School for the campus master framework plan created with Sasaki Associates.
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