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Workshop: Grant Writing 101 – November 14th

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
To register, please email: gsgopdofficer@gmail.com  
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Grants Deadline is 4:00 pm on October 4th, 2013!

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
If you would like to apply for either an individual or clubs & organizations grant this year, the deadline for completed submissions is Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. For more information, please go to the Grants page on our website at: http://www2.umaine.edu/gsg/grants/. If you have questions, please contact the GSG Grants Officer, Amamihe [...]
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Annual Graduate School Picnic 2013

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Please join us at the Annual Graduate School Picnic!!!  
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April 2013 Newsletter

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Click to view the April 2013 GSG Newsletter
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February 2013 Newsletter

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Click to view the February 2013 GSG Newsletter
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Fall 2012 Newsletter

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Click here to view the Fall 2012 GSG Newsletter
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Announcing 2013 Switzer Fellowships

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Greetings from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation:   We are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New Englandand California who are committed to a career in environmental improvement, and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their chosen field.   [...]
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2014 Graduate School Orientation Information

Grad School NEWS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:05

All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's Annual Orientations on August 27th and 28th. The TA Orientation will be conducted in Stodder Hall on Wednesday, August 27th, and the New Graduate Student Orientation will be conducted at Neville Hall in Room 101 on Thursday, August 28th.  Please continue to check here for updated agendas (below). 

Orientation Invitation

New Teaching Assistant Orientation Agenda

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

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‘Frozen’ to be Screened for Free on New Football Stadium Scoreboard

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:37

The University of Maine will screen the movie “Frozen” on the Harold Alfond Stadium’s new high-definition scoreboard at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 30-by-20-foot video board is located in the end zone next to the field house parking lot facing Morse Field at Alfond Stadium.

The new scoreboard includes features such as HD video display and instant replay. It also will provide the opportunity for enhanced fan interaction, including live remote fan shots, video engagement, and posted tweets and texts.

The scoreboard was funded by an $800,000 gift from UMaine benefactors Phillip and Susan Morse.

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Khalil, Mason Awarded Research Funds from Maine Cancer Foundation, AP Reports

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:36

The Associated Press reported Andre Khalil, an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maine, and Michael Mason, an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at UMaine, were among seven researchers to receive funds from the Maine Cancer Foundation to study the origins and potential cures for cancer. The foundation awarded a total of $839,000. Khalil received nearly $180,000 to study breast cancer, and Mason was awarded nearly $220,000 to research leukemia. WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and The Republic carried the AP report. The Maine Cancer Foundation also published research profiles on Mason and Khalil.

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Longtime UMaine Baseball Coach Winkin Passes Away, Media Report

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:34

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2), Examiner.com, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Sun Journal reported longtime University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin passed away July 19. He was 94. Winkin spent 22 seasons leading the Black Bears, compiled a 642–430–3 record with the team, and helped the school reach the College World Series six times, the AP reported. Winkin started his career at Colby College and after retiring from the University of Maine coached at Husson College. Winkin won 1,043 games during his time at Colby College, UMaine and Husson University, and was inducted into 11 halls of fame, including the College Baseball Hall of Fame last year, according to the BDN. Miami Herald and SeacoastOnline carried the AP report.

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Press Herald Interviews Coffin About Free Tomato Plants

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:32

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Extension educator Donna Coffin about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County handing out free tomato plants. In June, staff members and volunteers handed out 220 cherry tomato plants and donated 50 to prisoners at the Charleston Correctional Facility, hoping to inspire new vegetable gardeners, the article states. “The idea is if they start with one tomato, it is not as intimidating,” Coffin said.

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‘Frozen’ to be Screened on New Stadium Scoreboard, AP Reports

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:31

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine will screen the movie “Frozen” on the Harold Alfond Stadium’s new high-definition scoreboard at 8 p.m. July 23. The free event will be the first at the football stadium since the addition of the 30-by-20-foot video board. The Portland Press Herald, The Republic, WLBZ (Channel 2) and The Washington Times carried the AP report.

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Brzozowski Quoted in Press Herald Maine Gardener Column

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:30

Richard Brzozowski, a small ruminant and poultry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed about large garden pests for the latest column in the Portland Press Herald’s Maine Gardener series. Brzozowski said once gardeners notice damage, the first step is figuring out who is responsible. If tracks aren’t visible, he suggests spreading flour on the ground to identify the animal. He adds the two best solutions, no matter what kind of animal is causing damage, are getting a dog that can roam the grounds or putting up a fence.

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Bridge Year Program Focus of BDN Article

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:28

The Bangor Daily News published an article on the Bridge Year Program, an educational collaborative involving the University of Maine that aims to increase the number of Maine students who earn a college degree by giving them access to college classes during their junior and senior years in high school. The program began in 2012 and was piloted at Hermon High School. Bangor High School was added to the program last year and six more schools will be added next year.

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UMaine Student Writes Op-Ed for BDN

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:26

Christopher Burns, a University of Maine student studying English, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News, titled “Older adults have addictions, too. Is Maine ready to address the problem?” Lenard Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging and professor in the UMaine School of Social Work, was quoted in the op-ed. Burns is an intern at the BDN.

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UMaine Museum of Art Extends its Lease in Downtown Bangor

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:27

The University of Maine Museum of Art has begun a new 17-year lease with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, maintaining the downtown Bangor location it has occupied in historic Norumbega Hall for more than a decade.

“On behalf of the people of Bangor, I just want to say how excited we are to have the University of Maine Art Museum right in the heart of Bangor for another 17 years,” says Bangor City Council Chairman Ben Sprague, who also is a member of the Museum of Art Advisory Council. ”The museum has been a cornerstone of the revitalization of downtown Bangor, and has brought the arts into the heart of our community for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.”

In May, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved the new long-term lease, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2031, and expansion of museum space on the third floor of the building for much-needed fine art storage.

In a letter of support, the Bangor City Council expressed its interest in having the museum remain in downtown Bangor “as a cornerstone of the arts for years to come.”

“The museum is now one of our primary cultural assets and an important aspect of the quality of life for Bangor citizens and those of the surrounding communities,” the council said. “Perhaps most importantly, locating the museum in downtown Bangor has served to strengthen the bonds between the university community and the city of Bangor.”

The museum relocated in December 2002 to take on a new role as a regional fine arts center. The city of Bangor invested $400,000 toward the $955,000 renovation of the first-floor museum space in Norumbega Hall, built in the early 1900s. The additional 1,955 square feet of storage space that will soon be renovated on the third floor of the building will be used for the museum’s growing collection.

The University of Maine Museum of Art collection includes more than 3,600 original works created since 1900, with an emphasis on contemporary art on paper (1945–present). Since 2008, more than 280 works have been added to the permanent collection, most through donation to the museum.

“Over the years, the Museum of Art has contributed to the cultural life of Bangor and to the region,” says George Kinghorn, executive director and curator of the UMaine Museum of Art. “UMMA’s downtown location continues to advance the university’s land-grant mission of outreach and service to Maine citizens by providing quality visual art experiences. It has been most rewarding to play a key role in the revitalization and recent growth of downtown Bangor.”

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745

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Spaces Still Available for Summer Marine Science Program, Free Press Reports

University of Maine News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:20

The Free Press reported spots are still available for Dive In, a two-day summer immersion program offered to college-bound high school students who are interested in marine sciences. The program, which will be held Aug. 4–5, will offer hands-on, field-oriented activities at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole and the UMaine campus in Orono. It will showcase the university’s marine science faculty and facilities and the academic and research opportunities available to students.      

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Phys.org Carries Report on NASA, UMaine Project on Phytoplankton, Carbon Cycling

University of Maine News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:20

Phys.org published a University of Maine report about UMaine oceanographer Ivona Cetinic participating in a NASA project that brings together marine and atmospheric scientists to tackle optical issues associated with satellite observations of phytoplankton. The goal is to better understand marine ecology and phytoplankton’s major role in the global cycling of atmospheric carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere. “Teams involved in this project are working together to develop next-generation tools that will change forever how we study oceans,” says Cetinic, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center.

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WLBZ, WABI Cover Third Annual Bears ’N’ Claws Event

University of Maine News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:19

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the third annual Bears ’n’ Claws lobster bake held at the home of Richard Barron, head coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team. The event benefited the Friends of Maine Basketball and offered a chance for athletes and coaches to interact with the community. “It’s fun for them,” Barron said of the first-year student-athletes. “It’s a chance to talk about Maine, why they came and re-energize our fan base. It’s also a chance to acknowledge friends who have been there and supported us,” Barron said of the event.

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