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Promotion and tenure announced for 9 women faculty

UMaine News Release, March 18, 2013 – The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved promotion and/or tenure for 22 University of Maine faculty members.  All were nominated by President Paul Ferguson based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. Read the press release naming UMaine professors promoted or tenured here.

Op-Ed features UMaine economists

Bangor Daily News, March 14, 2013 – “Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability” is an op-ed written by Caroline Noblet, Mario Teisl and Jonathan Rubin of the School of Economics, and Katherine Farrow, a recent Master’s graduate in Resource Economics. Read this column, which was recently featured in the BDN by clicking here.

Camire in Press Herald interview

Portland Press Herald, March 11, 2013 – Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition Mary Ellen Camire weighed in on the styrofoam debate that is a hot topic in Portland. Read Camire’s comments and the full story here.

Waller recognized for “pressing the limits”

WABI TV, Feb 23, 2013 – Assistant Research Professor Rhian Waller was identified as a risk taker in the March edition of National Geographic magazine based on her deep sea diving experiences in pursuit of cold water corals. Click here to read the local news story, and read the National Geographic feature The New Age of Exploration here.

Nelson launches citizen scientist program

UMaine News Release, Jan 7, 2013 – Sarah Nelson, a scientist with the Sen. George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research is collaborating with a local high school science teacher to monitor mercury in local waters as part of the Acadia Learning initiative. Read the full story here.

Waller featured in Science360 video

UMaine News Release, Jan 22, 2013 - Research Assistant Professor Rhian Waller and student Keri Feehan were featured in a video titled “Researching Cold Water Corals” on the website Science360. View the video here.

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.

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