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Brawley and Longcore honored for contributions to science

UMaine News Release, Dec 10, 2012 – Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences and Joyce Longcore, associate research professor in the School of Biology and Ecology will be honored as Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February 2013. Read more about their work and their selection by AAAS by clicking here.

Johnson project seeks to improve economic prospects for commercial fishermen

UMaine News Release, Dec 10, 2012 – Teresa Johnson, assistant professor of marine policy is the principal investigator of the Aquaculture in Shared Waters project, funded by NOAA, Sea Grant and the University of Maine. Read more about the project here.

Huisman creating a road map for mothers and daughters

Penobscot Bay Pilot, Nov 27, 2012 – Associate Professor of Sociology Kim Huisman is coordinating the Maine Mother-Daughter Project with funding from the Maine Humanities Council.  Her goal is to bring research from the university setting into the community to strengthen connections. Click here to read the story.

USM awarded ADVANCE IT Catalyst Grant

USM News Release, Oct 31, 2012 – The University of Southern Maine has received an ADVANCE IT Catalyst award of $150,000 from the National Science Foundation.  The award will support conduct of a study to identify strategies for recruiting, retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social-Behavioral Sciences at USM. Click here to read the full story.

Kelley interviewed by WVII

UMaine News Release, November 27, 2012 – WVII TV interviewed Research Assistant Professor of Climate Change Alice Kelley on November 26 about two recent earthquakes near Belfast and Fort Kent. Read the news release here.


Longcore’s chytrid collection critical to global amphibian research

UMaine News Release, November 27, 2012 – Fungal strains isolated and curated in the Maine Chytrid Laboratory have been critical in advancing global research focused on declining frog populations.  Read about the work of Mycologist Joyce Longcore, who has studied chytrids for more than a quarter century, by clicking here.

West uses otoliths to document Little Ice Age

UMaine News Release, November 27, 2012 – Anthropologist Catherine West is using ear stones from Pacific cod to document ocean conditions and track climate change in the last 500 years.  Read the full story here.

Groden highlights live exhibit in Murray Hall

UMaine News Release, November 27, 2012 – Professor of Entomology and Director of the School of Biology and Ecology Eleanor Groden talks about the impact of a colony of 20,000 live bees recently installed in Murray Hall. Read the story here.

Waller visits Huinay Scientific Field Station

UMaine News Release, Nov 5, 2012 – Deep sea and polar ecologist Rhian Waller recently collected corals established through deep water emergence in the fjords of Chile.  Read the full story here.

Wagner Honored in White House Ceremony

Bangor Daily News, Aug 17, 2012 – Assistant Professor Sharon Wagner from the School of Economics was honored recently for utilizing her Americorps volunteer service to become a community leader. Read about the Champions of Change here.

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