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2013 UMaine Faculty Research Awards Announced

Michael Eckardt, Vice President for Research, has announced the recipients of the 2013 Regular Faculty Research Funds Awards, 2013 Scholarly Materials and Equipment Award, and the 2013 Summer Faculty Research Awards. Recipients are selected based on recommendations by the Faculty Research Funds Committee. The Faculty Research Funds Program is part of a broader investment strategy designed to assist faculty and encourage research and other creative achievements.

2013 Regular Faculty Research Funds Award and Scholarly Materials and Equipment Award recipients:

Benildo de los Reyes (SBE) “Genetic Network Rewiring During Oryza Evolution”

Shawn Ell (PSY) “The Enhancing and Impairing Effects of Stress on Cognition: An RO1 Pilot Data Proposal”

Andre Khalil (MAT) “On the Improvement of Early Breast Cancer Detection”

Adrienne White (FSN) “A Clinical Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Using Self-Determination Theory in a Rural Maine Setting”

2013 Summer Faculty Research Funds Award recipients:

Laura Artesani (SPA) “Integrating Music with Maine Studies and LD 291 in Maine’s Public and Private Schools”

Charlsye Diaz (OEH) “Using Conflict to Spur Creativity: Comparing a Meta-Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research to Popular Belief and Practice”

Dylan Dryer (OEH) “Using Corpus-Analysis to Validate ‘Construct-Representation’ As the Fitting Aim of the TA-Practicum Graduate Course”

Brian Dzwonkowski (SMS) “Developing a Regional Climate Change Index for Maine’s Coastal Ocean”

Nathan Godfried (HTY) “Fellow Travelers of the Air: Labor-Left Radio Commentators and American Politics, 1935–1960”

Paul Grosswiler (CMJ) “The Role of Communication Practices in the Global Crisis of Electronic Technology Waste”

Jason Harkins (MBS) “Exploring the Role of Salespeople in New Ventures: Who Hires Them and Do They Make a Difference?”

Rebecca Holberton (SBE) “Learning to Use New Tracking Technology to Determine Spatial and Temporal Movements and Habitat Use”

Kimberly Huisman (SOC) “Using Public Sociology to Engage Maine Communities: Examining the Challenges and Successes of the Maine Mother-Daughter Project”

Jessica Miller (PHI) “Enhancing Cooperation Between Intensivists and Organ Procurement Coordinators by Creating Moral Space for Principled Ethical Disagreement”

Susan Pinette (FAS) “Transnational Belonging or “Le Quebec d’en bas”: Franco-America in the Quebecois diaspora”

Mary Shea (NUR) “The Experience of Near Elderly Uninsured Women in Downeast Maine”

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