Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Jacobson Creates Orono High School Philosophy Program, “Philosophy Across the Ages”

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Jacobson creates Orono High School Philosophy Program, “Philosophy Across the Ages”, to provide UMaine undergraduates with a unique opportunity to lead seminar discussions with local high school students.

Art as Research: Talk Scheduled for 9/14

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Art as Research- A Necessary Practice

A talk given by Dr. Graeme Sullivan, Director of the School of Art, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 pm
100 Lord Hall

This presentation explores a range of practices contemporary artists use in their creative and critical responses to the world around them.  Of particular interest is the role the imaginative intellect and visualization plays in transforming human understanding.  The claim is made that artists are ‘researchers’ whose practice is theoretically robust, ideas-based, purposeful and strategic, and makes use of forms and methods that are connected to, but distinct from, traditional systems of inquiry.  using many examples of contemporary art is argued that art practice as research is a creative and critical process whereby imaginative leaps are made into what we don’t know as this can lead to crucial insights that can change what we do now.

UMaine Marine Historian Riess Comments in 1700s Ship Article

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Comments from Warren Riess, professor of maritime history and archeology at UMaine and lead investigator in the evaluation of an 18th century ship found buried at the site of the World Trade Center, were included in an August 8 online article in New York City’s Daily News about the project.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/08/2010-08-08_slow_and_steady_restores_the_past.html?r=ny_local&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fny_local+(NY+Local)&utm_content=Google+Reader

Three UMaine Students Accepted for Canada Exchange Fellowships

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Three University of Maine students have been accepted  into the 2010 Killam Fellowship program, a Canadian-United States exchange program that awards $10,000 scholarships to study at a Canadian university.  The students are Kristen Brown of Bangor, Mallory Lavoie of Madawaska and Kristin Kirouac of Augusta.

http://www.umaine.edu/news/blog/2010/07/01/three-umaine-students-named-killam-fellowship-exchange-scholars/

Steve Barkan elected to National Sociology Council

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

UMaine Sociology professor Steve Barkan has been elected to a e-year term on the council of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA).  The Section provides a forum for intellectual and personal exchange among sociologists interested in the study of law, legal institutions, and law-related structures and processes.

Andrew Knightly Awarded Prestigious MSRI Research Membership

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Andrew Knightly of UMaine’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been awarded a research membership at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California, one of the top mathematics institutes in the country, for the program “Arithmetic Statistics” from January 10 through May 20, 2011.

Art as Research- A Necessary Practice: September 14th at 7pm

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Art as Research- A Necessary Practice

A talk given by Dr. Graeme Sullivan, Director of the School of Art, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 pm
100 Lord Hall

This presentation explores a range of practices contemporary artists use in their creative and critical responses to the world around them.  Of particular interest is the role the imaginative intellect and visualization plays in transforming human understanding.  The claim is made that artists are ‘researchers’ whose practice is theoretically robust, ideas-based, purposeful and strategic, and makes use of forms and methods that are connected to, but distinct from, traditional systems of inquiry.  using many examples of contemporary art is argued that art practice as research is a creative and critical process whereby imaginative leaps are made into what we don’t know as this can lead to crucial insights that can change what we do now.

March 19 Lecture on Rights and the Supreme Court

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Professor Joseph Hebert,  Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, will be speaking on “Getting Rights Wrong: A Tocquevillian Perspective on Individual Rights and the United States Supreme Court” on Friday, March 19, 3:10-4:40, 140 Bennett Hall.

Professor Hebert received his B.A. from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Darwin After Dark

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Smithsonian Experts to Present Lectures

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Two renowned archaeobiology experts from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History will visit UMaine next week for lectures presented by the Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute.

Bruce Smith, Smithsonian curator of North American archaeology, will discuss “Everything You Need to Know About the Origins of Agriculture” Monday, November 2 at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of the Bryand Global Sciences Center.

Melinda Zeder, Smithsonian archaeobiology program director, will discuss “Pathways to Animal Domestication” at 2 p.m. November 4th in Memorial Union’s Bangor Room.

The archaeobiology program is part of the Smithsonian’s anthropology program.  It hosts more than 4,000 cubic feet of archaeobiological collections, conducts research in zooarchaeology and archaeobotany, and operates a significant outreach program.  Its role within the Smithsonian is to explore “the history of human interactions with plants and animals.”