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Blackstone studies childfree families

UMaine News, Jan 30, 2014 – Sociologist Amy Blackstone says that childfree couples fulfill nearly the same functions as families with children, and research on them is needed to reflect evolving realities of American family life. Read more about Blackstone’s research here.

Hale named leader of Maine Career Connect

UMaine News Release, Feb 7, 2014 – Michelle Hale of Bangor has been named project leader of Maine Career Connect, a Bangor-based nonprofit program of the University of Maine Rising Tide Center.  Read more about Maine Career Connect, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, by clicking here.

Saros research featured in Science Nation

NSF Science Nation, Nov 4, 2013 – Professor of Quaternary Paleoecology Jasmine Saros has been tracking the impacts of climate change in the arctic by studying diatoms in the fossil record. Click here to read about the work that facilitates interpretation of the fossil record in the alpine lakes of west Greenland. 

Smith using NSF funds to enhance STEM education

UMaine News, October 18, 2013 – Assistant Professor Michelle Smith in the School of Biology and Ecology is leveraging funding from five grants, including a $6.8 million award from the National Science Foundation, to enhance science education and assessment. Read the full story here.

Waller receives NSF funding

UMaine News Release, Sept. 12, 2013 – Rhian Waller, associate research professor in the School of Marine Sciences, has received a $381,000 award from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of ocean warming on Antarctic corals. Read the full story here.

Blackstone to appear on national TV

UMaine News Release, Sept. 11, 2013 – Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Blackstone will be featured on a previously taped episode of Katie,  which is expected to be broadcast on NBC on Sept. 16. Host Katie Couric interviewed Blackstone about her theory that the main driver behind the desire to have children is socialization. Read the news release here, and check out Blackstone’s blog, which describes her experience on the show, here.

Rising Tide Center to launch Maine Career Connect

UMaine News Release, Aug 26, 2013 – The ADVANCE Rising Tide Center has received an additional $284,093 from the National Science Foundation to develop a regional consortium tasked with facilitating the hiring and retention of dual career couples. Read the full story by clicking here

Author Cipriano slated to visit UM

June 19, 2013 – Author and educator Robert Cipriano will visit our campus this fall to offer advice and strategies for fostering faculty civility and creating a culture of mutual respect. The author of  “Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success,” Cipriano has stirred controversy with a collegiality test that identifies good and bad behavior. Read about the controversy in the June 10 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Cipriano will be on campus Sept. 19 to conduct professional development workshops with Dept. Chairs, Directors, and Peer Committees. Read more about his visit and his presentation on our EVENTS page.

Expanding your Horizons on campus for 26th year

The Weekly, April 3, 2013 – Brewer middle school girls enjoyed a variety of interesting science related activities, including making slime, when they visited campus on March 14 to attend the 26th annual Expanding your Horizons. Read more about the girls’ reaction to the day’s events by clicking  here.

Gardner appointed ADVANCE Director

UMaine News Release, April 3, 2013 – Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership Susan K. Gardner has accepted the position of Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center effective April 1. Read more about personnel changes for the NSF funded ADVANCE project by clicking here.

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