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Smith appointed to commission on status of women in Maine

UMaine News, July 1, 2014 - Rebekah Smith, a research associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was appointed to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women by Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark Eves. The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is “a government-appointed group dedicated to improving opportunities for women and girls.” The group advises the Governor and members of the legislature about policy and social issues affecting women and girls in the state.

Hunter appointed to UMaine presidency

UMaine News Release, June 17, 2014 -Univeristy of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page has announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Hunter to a 2-year term as president of the flagship campus. Hunter will be the first woman to serve in this role at UMaine. Read the full news story here.

Bieluch, Lindenfeld and Silka receive US Fish and Wildlife funding

UMaine News, May 16, 2014 – UMaine faculty Karen Hutchins Bieluch, Laura Lindenfeld and Linda Silka will study the role of citizen science in sustaining Maine’s river herring fishery. Read more about the project, which is funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and will be conducted in collaboration with USM, here.

Klimis-Zacas research cited in Prevention magazine

UMaine News, May 28, 2014 – Wild blueberry research conducted by clinical nutritionist and Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition Dorothy Klimis-Zacas was noted in the article titled “10 New Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally.” Read the article here.

Hamlin receives $250K for lobster research

UMaine News Release, April 24, 2014 – Assistant Professor of aquaculture Heather Hamlin recently received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant Program to pursue research that will benefit the U.S. fishing industry. Read the full story here.

Beard, Perry receive top honors

UMaine News Release, April 24, 2014- Two UMaine women faculty will be recognized on May 10 with the Presidential Research and Creative Achievement award and the Distinguished Maine Professor award. Read more about the work of Kate Beard-Tisdale and Mary Jane Perry here.

CEO Smith shares personal news with WEX employees

Portland, April 4, 2014 – Melissa Smith (’91), president and CEO of South Portland-based WEX Inc. shared with her board of directors and her 1,400 employees that she is expecting her first child in September. Read the Portland Press Herald story about Smith and her decision to share her news here

Smith will be at the University of Maine on April 8 from 5:30 to 7 pm to present From Orono to Wall Street: One UMaine Grad’s Journey.  This event, which is sponsored by the Maine Business School, is free and open to the public.

Promotion and tenure awarded to 15 UMaine women

UMaine News Release, March 25, 2014The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved promotion and/or tenure for 32 University of Maine faculty members, including 15 women. View the full new story here.

Career Recognition Awards announced

UMaine News Release, March 24, 2014 – Kate Beard-Tisdale, Susan Brawley and Mary Tyler will be honored with first ever ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards in acknowledgment of their significant and sustained contributions to their disciplines and to the University of Maine.  Celebratory events include individual presentations by the trio, a panel discussion featuring the honorees and several accomplished junior colleagues, and an awards ceremony and public reception. Read the news story here, and view the schedule of events here.

Yoon awarded funds for study of depression in women

At a Glance, Feb 28,2014 – Assistant Professor of Psychology Lira K. Yoon was recently awarded $14,989 grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to continue her studies of major depressive disorder and the risk factors for women. Read the news release here.

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