The Brookings Institution suggested the U.S.-China technological race has widespread implications because many high-tech goods are manufactured by global companies competing in or relying on technologies developed or manufactured in the United States and China. (Image by Shutterstock.)

2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit to feature pair of discussions

Even amid polarized partisan division on everything from coronavirus relief to infrastructure proposals, Congress does have at least one bipartisan bill. It addresses Chinese competition in technology, and will get scrutiny Wednesday.

The same day, the Virtual Peace and War Summit at Norwich University will address the same U.S.-China technology race in two online sessions. The John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center is presenting the summit, in the seventh week of an eight-week run.

Norwich University senior Kpatcha Massina explains the value of research on Monday during the opening ceremony of the  Virtual 2021 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. (Screenshot from video/Norwich University.)

Virtual 2021 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity showcases best in student, faculty research scholarship

Kpatcha Massina’s thirst for answers followed him into his dreams. 

The coronavirus pandemic had robbed the now-Norwich senior and Corps of Cadets member’s chance to travel to Burkina Faso to study food insecurity and film the documentary he’d imagined. Nevertheless, he was determined in a typically Norwich way, and no virus would crush his drive or dampen his fascination.

A display of meals at the Wise Campus Center dining hall. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Talk on local food sourcing’s effect on resilience, Career and Internship sessions highlight week’s events

How much of that meal on your plate came from Vermont? If more of it were locally sourced would it help the state? Norwich University’s Academic Research Collaborative will explore this idea this week.

After living for a while in Wilson Hall earlier this semester, Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo will spend some time living in Dalrymple Hall, above, starting Monday. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

President, senior share stories of coping with coronavirus on public radio and podcast

The calendar keeps flipping forward, replacing winter with spring and planting Commencement just weeks off. But coping with the coronavirus pandemic continues to color Norwich University’s narrative and draw outside media interest.

Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller with the Air Force Special Operations Command, received the Air Force Cross, the nation’s second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the United States. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force/27th Special Operations Wing.)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a strategic studies and defense analysis student at Norwich, receives Air Force Cross for lifesaving bravery in Afghanistan

Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller, joined the U.S. Air Force for its action and challenges — few other jobs would let him see the world, train as he’d trained, do what he’d do. In April 2017, attached to 7th Special Forces Group, he deployed for the first time, heading to Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, serving as the team’s joint terminal attack controller. He went right into the firing line, facing more than two weeks straight of constant gunfire, bombs and danger.

From left, Dr. Natalie Cartwright, Dr. Helene Sisti and Dr. Connie Hassett-Walker, winners of Pilot Awards from the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. (Photo illustration by Norwich University Photography.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University officials announced that three professors have each earned a $25,000 Pilot Award from the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN) in support of research at Norwich University for 2021-22.

Student competitors in the 2019 National Security Agency Cyber Exercise gather in an auditorium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Screenshot from video/National Security Agency.)

Cybersecurity, computer science students comprise team participating in National Security Agency’s Cyber Exercise competition

A smartwatch on every wrist, a smartphone in every pocket … and possible cyberthreats in all directions. On Thursday, a dozen Norwich students will combine skills and match wits with like-minded students from across the country in the National Security Agency’s annual Cyber Exercise.

The 2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit will focus this week on the economic rivalry between China and the United States. (Image by Shutterstock.)

Student presenters will suggest possible tactics to mitigate nations’ economic rivalry

Manufacturing policies, carbon-related trade tariffs, supply chains — Bank of America analysts identified them all as U.S.-China contention points. Energy investment, too. As CNBC reported, from 2010 to 2020, China outspent the U.S. by nearly 2-to-1 on energy transition-related investment.

U.S. Army Col. Gregory Gadson, right, seen in 2012 at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait; Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army.)

U.S. Army Col. Gregory Gadson, a decorated commander wounded in battle, stands as example of resilience

When the roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad on May 7, 2007, upending his 7½-ton-humvee and throwing him through the air and to the ground, U.S. Army Col. Gregory Gadson landed hard on his back. His body wouldn’t move and his mind raced, flashing through grief’s phases. 

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