John Bramley appointed UVM interim president

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,University of Vermont Board of Trustees Chair Robert F. Cioffi today announced the appointment of Dr. A. John Bramley as Interim President, effective August 1. Bramley, a longstanding member of the UVM faculty, has served as Department Chair of Animal Sciences, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Provost and Senior Vice President of the University. In 2006 he also served as Acting President during President Daniel Mark Fogel’s illness. From 2007 to 2011 he was President and CEO of the Windham Foundation, the largest private foundation registered in Vermont. In recognition and honor of his service, the Windham Foundation announced last week the creation of the A. John Bramley Lecture Series, designed to focus on preserving Vermont’s rural communities.”We are extremely fortunate that John Bramley was both available and willing to step into this important role,” Cioffi said.  “Quite frankly, there could not be a better choice for this job in light of John’s experience, skills, character, and knowledge of UVM, in addition to his outstanding scholarly record.  One of the Board’s primary goals is to keep the University’s upward trajectory moving ahead, and the appointment of John Bramley ensures that is going to happen.””Dan Fogel is leaving us with an impressive legacy of accomplishment and a strong foundation for further success.  Even though he will be in this role for a relatively short time, John is not going to be a ‘caretaker,’ and will be pushing our key initiatives forward.  I couldn’t be more pleased that John has agreed to take on the responsibilities of Interim President, and I know that he will be welcomed back to UVM with open arms,” Cioffi remarked.Bramley is expected to serve as Interim President until July 2012, and will not be a candidate for the position of President, for which a search is underway.In accepting the position, Bramley said, “I love UVM and have devoted a large part of my life to it.  After leaving Windham I had planned to be doing other things, but I concluded they should be put on hold if I could help the institution at  this critical point.  I am grateful for and humbled by the confidence the Board has placed in me, and I will do my best to see to it that the University continues to gain ground.  I very much appreciate all that President Fogel has done to put this institution in a strong, viable position and I have every intention to work with the University community and beyond  to make us even better.””I look forward to re-engaging with the community, reuniting with old friends and colleagues, and getting to know new ones, beginning August 1st.  You will hear more from me after that date. Until then, President Fogel will continue to provide effective leadership for UVM,” Bramley stated.Bramley was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He graduated with first class honors B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1971 and completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Reading in 1975. Biography of A. John Bramley B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.John Bramley was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He graduated with first class honors B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1971 and completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Reading in 1975.Between 1975 and 1985 he was a research scientist at the National Institute for Research in Dairying, Shinfield, UK, becoming an internationally-recognized authority on bovine mastitis. He was the recipient of the George Fleming Award of the British Veterinary Journal and twice was a recipient of the Peter Bridge Award of the British Cattle Veterinary Association.  In 1985, he moved to the Institute for Animal Health in Compton, UK, where he led a large multi-disciplinary research group and the Division of Environmental Science.  During this period he also studied with colleagues at the University of Florida in Gainesville and at the University of Southern Chile.In 1990, he became Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Vermont  and in 1999 was appointed Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and Director of the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station.  From 2001 to 2006 he was the Provost and Senior Vice President.of the University, working  with  Presidents Colodny and  Fogel,  During the  illness of President Fogel in 2006 he served as Acting President..  From 2007 to 2011 he was President and CEO of the Windham Foundation, the largest private foundation registered in Vermont which owns and operates the Old Tavern at Grafton  and the Grafton Village Cheese Company. His research focused on bovine mastitis and he led a team of UVM researchers in cloning a gene that has led to the world’s first mastitis-resistant animals. He is the author of some 150 research papers, review articles, and book chapters. He held  the rank of professor  in  Animal Sciences and in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and was awarded emeritus status in 2008.      Dr. Bramley was honored by the Green Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America   as their Distinguished Citizen of the Year. He was an inaugural inductee of the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame and is a member of the Vermont Academy of Sciences.  In July, 2011 the Windham Foundation announced the creation of the A. John Bramley Lecture Series, designed to focus on preserving Vermont’s rural communities.last_img read more

Cairns’ Goldsborough gives families and retirees the Aussie dream

first_imgThe Mulgrave River at Upper Goldsborough is just one of the suburb’s drawcards.GOLDSBOROUGH is the perfect southern suburb for families and couples wanting to live the acreage dream. Cairns Property Office South principal Robyn Hawley-Whitton said the suburb had been rolled out stage by stage, and each stage was snapped up by owners with a vision for their lifestyles. “It’s the big Australian country dream,” Ms Hawley-Whitton said. “People want more space to get away from the small blocks of town. People who live here have a dream to move onto acreage. “The men want their sheds, and they know that you need a fairly large block of land to have a fairly large shed on it.” Ms Hawley-Whitton said there were two distinct buyers in the area. “It’s highly sought after by people who are looking for more room,” she said. “There are a lot of people who own here who work away from Cairns and want to retire to Goldsborough in a few years. A lot of people use it as an investment in the time in between. “There are also owners who are onto their second or third homes and are looking for a sizeable acreage. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“The properties here sell very quickly and the median price has risen very quickly.” She said Goldsborough’s proximity to Gordonvale meant it was very easy to get into town. “It takes about 35 minutes to get to the Cairns CBD,” she said. “There will be an upgrade to the Bruce Highway so that it’s four lanes outside of Goldsborough, which will make it an even faster journey into town.” Ms Hawley-Whitton said the views were “absolutely spectacular” over the surrounding hills and land, which was once covered in cane. “It’s a fairly affordable area compared to other parts of Cairns,” she said. “It’s close to very good schools and the area is prepared for a lot more infrastructure, including a Woolworths at Gordonvale, very shortly. “Compared to other parts of Cairns it has a very low crime rate, which is something people are looking for increasingly.”last_img read more

New Barcelona signing names Xavi, Sergio Busquets as role-models

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Matheus Fernandes has been speaking in his native Brazil about his future at the club, and he’s hitting all the right notes.Advertisement Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19He will have his work cut out finding space in that position in a Barcelona team that is already well stocked there. He admits in the same interview that returning to Valladolid, where he’s been on loan, may be necessary.Long term, it may well be one of his idols he’s replacing. Sergio Busquets has slowed down dramatically in recent seasons, and is surely just a year or two away from being moved on, despite his immense historical importance to the team.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The midfielder was asked about his idols in the game, the players whose style he most looked towards, and he named two touchstones of the Catalan club in a way that will earn him plenty of credit with the fans: “I like Sergio Busquets’ way of playing a lot and I always noticed him, Xavi too. I’m going to try to do my best to be able to get closer to the level of these great players, knowing that I still have a lot to learn,” Fernandes said in quotes picked up by Goal.comcenter_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistiblelast_img read more