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UVM Dean Domenico Grasso Featured in EPA Report of Science Advisory Committee Accomplishments

first_imgUVM Dean DomenicoGrasso Featured in EPA Report of Science AdvisoryCommitteeAccomplishmentsA soon-to-bepublished report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ScienceAdvice for EPA – Current and Future Challenges, recognizes the service andaccomplishments of EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) members, including formerSAB Chair and University of Vermont Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences,Domenico Grasso.Dr. Grasso, an environmentalengineer, served as Vice Chair of the overall EPA Science Advisory Board andChair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection ofEcological Systems and Services from 1998 through 2007.  He isalso Chair Emeritus of the SAB Committee on EnvironmentalEngineering.  Grasso is featured in the report along with EPAScience Advisory Board colleagues from Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and the WorldBank.EPA’s strategy to reorient the Agency’s ecologicalresearch program around the concept of ecosystem services was evaluated by Dr.Grasso’s committee featured in the report.”Strengthening EPA’s ability to assess the value ofecological protection is a priority for the Agency because life depends onecosystems and the services they provide” says Grasso.  TheCommittee’s goal was to help EPA improve its ability to identify, quantify, andassess the value of the ecological effects of its activities, thereby helpingdecision makers to make more informed choices among environmental policyoptions.  This novel and important approach has”the potential to be transformative for environmental decision making as well asecological science,” according to the report. “I considered my EPAadvisory role a unique chance to serve and strengthen our nation’s scientificabilities and decision-making around environmental and economic issues,” saidGrasso, “It was an honor to work with so many distinguished colleagues fromacross the U.S. and hope our efforts continue to inform and advance the nation’s21st century environmental policies.”On-line of the EPA report are available on thewebsite:http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/AccomplishmentsRepor…(link is external)Dawn Densmore, Director Outreach & PublicRelationsUVM, College of Engineering and MathematicalSciencesPhone: 802-656-8748last_img read more

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Building the global credit union brand

first_imgWorld Council initiative aims to tell consumers that CUs have the financial services they want.A World Council of Credit Unions initiative is bringing together credit unions and technology experts around the world to build the global credit union brand.The initiative, aptly named “Build the Brand,” aims to tell consumers that credit unions have the financial services they want.It was developed over three years in three phases and produced a new education program geared to millennials called “weCU2.” Here’s how it came to be:PHASE ONE: Message testingThe effort launched in 2012—with funds from Vancity Credit Union in Canada—at a workshop in which leaders compared credit union messaging from the U.S., Canada, and Australia.World Council tested the various messages with consumers and found discrepancies between what credit union “believers” thought would resonate with today’s consumers and what actually did. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Gold Coast riverfront property changes hands for $2.38 million

first_img97 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters. 97 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters. 97 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.THE big sales have continued right up until Christmas with a Gold Coast riverfront mansion selling over the weekend for a cool $2.38 million.The residence at 97 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters is set on a large 881 sqm block and features four bedrooms, office, gym, boat ramp and pontoon.“This elegant home will easily accommodate a large family with multiple living and entertaining areas with a warm, homely feel,” the listing states.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago97 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach handled the sale.It is the ninth highest sale on the street.The highest sale on Sir Bruce Small Blvd is $4.1 million for No. 3 earlier this year.last_img read more

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