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Research and Development

Faculty members in CLAS are active scholars, scientists, and artists. They put on art exhibits, work in high-tech science laboratories, go to field sites to study what remains of past settlements, glean documents from historical archives, interview and survey people, and perform on stage. Frequently one can find undergraduates and graduate students working with faculty and gaining valuable skills and knowledge.  For more on our faculty, we invite you to visit Faculty Profiles as well the websites of individual departments.

CLAS Pre-tenure Research and Creative Activity Fellowships Announcement:

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Dean Naomi Jacobs is pleased to announce the recipients of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Pre-tenure Research and Creative Activity Fellowships for 2013-14.  These fellowships support professional development in research, creative activity and grant-writing.  Recipients receive one course release to develop and submit a grant proposal for external funding.

The fellowship recipients are:

  • Sarah Harlan-Haughey, English/Honors, “Layamon’s Ecopoetics”
  • Jordan LaBouff, Psychology/Honors, “Automatic Affect and Religious Prejudice”
  • Jennifer E. Moore, Communication and Journalism, “New Tools for New Journalism: Location-based Mobile Apps in Research and Practice”

CLAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowships Announcement:

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Dean Naomi Jacobs is pleased to announce the recipients of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowships for 2013-14. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides a $1400 award for the student, and additional funding, if needed, to cover costs associated with the project. This year’s fellowships were supported with funds from the Intensive English Institute. The fellowship recipients are:

  • Sylvia Allain, Virtual Modeling of Forest Populations in Maine given the Introduction of Invasive Plant Species, Dr. Nicholas Giudice, School of of Computing and Information Sciences (advisor)
  • Grace Avakian, Correlates of Disability in the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study, Dr. Michael Robbins, Psychology (advisor)
  • Mitchell Benoit, Optimizing the Energy Transfer of Rare Earth Ion-Mixed Metal Nanoclusters, Howard Patterson, Chemistry (advisor)
  • Jennifer Chalmers, Teaching Literature in America: an Expression of Cold War Culture (1945-1963), Nathan Godfried, History (advisor)
  • Ryan Hall, Long Term Effects of Chemotherapy on Cognition: Therapeutic Potential of Anti-Depressants, Thane Fremouw, Psychology (advisor)
  • Morgan Kinney, Measuring Automatic Emotional Responses to Homosexuals, Jordan LaBouff, Psychology (advisor)
  • Stuart Lawson, Magnetic Ordering in Iron Oxide Nanocrystal Structures, Robert Meulenberg, Physics and Astronomy (advisor)
  • Erin Perry, An Investigation of the Effects of Virtual Social Support on Working Memory and Stress, Shawn Ell, Psychology (advisor)
  • Randima R. Rodrigo, Anthropomorphizing Sculpture Can Enhance Viewers’ Experience, Mike Scott, New Media (advisor)
  • Tyler Roy, Exploring Neuroinflamation as a Cause for Chemobrain, Thane Fremouw, Psychology (advisor)
  • Dustin Sleight, A Study in Site-Specific Access to Multimodal Interfaces for Geospatial Navigation, Nicholas Giudice, School of Computing and Information Sciences (advisor)
  • Abby Szotkowski, Religious Priming and Attitudes toward Sexuality, Jordan LaBouff, Psychology (advisor)
  • Monique Theriault, Detection of Pharmaceuticals in Water Using Florescence Spectrosopy, James Killarney, Chemistry (advisor)
  • Hannah Vail, Polarizing Issues in the Parties: Women in Party Platforms, Mark Brewer, Political Science (advisor)

Some of our faculty are affiliated with these University of Maine research centers.