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Weeks of Feb. 13-Feb. 20

February 29, 2012

  • The Motley Fool talked to Mark Cooper on Feb. 24 about financing of nuclear power plants. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • 95.7 The Game (San Francisco) talked to Professor Michael McCann on Feb. 24 about National League MVP Ryan Braun winning his appeal of a positive steroid test result.
  • The New York Times spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Feb. 22 about the sports eligibility of college students who transfer to another school, including those who have received an undergraduate degree.
  • FierceEnergy spoke with Professor Michael Dworkin on Feb. 22 about cost allocation, resource planning and other issues facing the smart grid.
  • The Boston Herald talked to Professor Michael McCann on Feb. 21 about sexual assault allegations against two Boston University hockey players.
  • Vermont Public Radio, the Burlington Free Press, WPTZ (twice) and other media spoke with professors Pat Parenteau and Cheryl Hanna on Feb. 20-21 about Vermont's appeal of a federal court ruling that limits the state's authority over the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. WPTZ also spoke with Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford.
  • Vermont Public Radio, SNL Financial and other media talked to Kevin Jones, smart grid project leader, on Feb. 20-24 about the Institute for Energy and the Environment's research into the roll-out of smart grid technology by Central Vermont Public Service and six other utilities across the country.
  • The Economist cited Mark Cooper's research in a Feb. 18 story about the nuclear power industry and the costs of financing new nuclear plants. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • The Orlando Sentinel spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Feb. 18 about whether the University of Central Florida may get a major discount on the tax it was supposed to pay for moving from Conference USA to the Big East.
  • NPR's "Only A Game"  spoke with Associate Professor Brian Porto on Feb. 18 about his new book "The Supreme Court and the NCAA: The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports."
  • Vermont Public Radio talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Feb. 17 about the Vermont Legislature's debate over whether to repeal a law that allows parents to skip vaccinating their children.
  • MassLive and other media spoke with Assistant Professor Laura Murphy, staff attorney with Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, on Feb. 17 about the impact of hot water discharges into the Connecticut River from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • Asian Correspondent profiled Vermont Law School in a Feb. 16 story about leading environment programs for Asian students.
  • WCAX talked to Kat O'Neill '11 on Feb. 16 about the latest edition of the Legal Rights of Women in Vermont handbook.
  • The Burlington Free Press spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on Feb. 14 about a federal court hearing in Vermont that was held behind closed doors.
  • The Des Moines RegisterSeattle Times and other  media talked to Mark Cooper on Feb. 14 about his report titled "Nuclear Socialism Comes to the Heartland of America: Early Cost Recovery for New Nuclear Reactors in Iowa and The Return of Electricity Rate Shock." Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • WNST Baltimore talked to Professor Michael McCann on Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 about the murder trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education talked to Associate Professor Brian Porto on Feb. 13 about whether the NCAA treats athletes fairly in its eligibility and enforcement actions.
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