Jim Settele, assistant director of the University of Maine School of International Policy and Affairs and retired U.S. Navy captain and fighter pilot, was a guest on the Feb.7 WZON-FM “The Pulse” morning talk show, with Peter Van Buren, a former U.S. State Department Provincial Reconstruction Team leader in Iraq and author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People,” about the rebuilding of Iraq. The discussion begins about 1 hour, 02 minutes into the program.
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Students interested in pursuing a University of Maine master’s or doctoral degree are invited to learn more at a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Stodder Hall. UMaine is home to the state’s largest graduate school and broadest array of graduate programs, including more than 70 master’s degrees, 30 doctoral programs and a number of graduate certificates. Programs to be represented at the Nov. 30 event will include the Maine Business School, the School of Marine Sciences, the School of Policy and International Affairs and the departments of Chemical Engineering and Communication and Journalism, along with the College of Education.Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes will include an iPod and a graduate application fee waiver.
The Boston.com website and other news publications carried an Associated Press report advancing the Nov. 17 William Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine, which will present speaker James Jones, retired U.S. Marine general, Vietnam veteran and President Obama’s first national security adviser.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756
Jim Settele, assistant director of UMaine’s School of Policy and International Affairs, will be interviewed live on WVOM’s Tuesday morning George Hale and Ric Tyler Show. In a discussion scheduled for just after 7:20 a.m., Settele, who is a recently retired Navy captain, will preview Thursday’s UMaine William S. Cohen Lecture. Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts, the lecture will feature retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as President Obama’s first National Security Advisor. Settele, who worked in the Pentagon before coming to UMaine as Navy ROTC commander, will share his perspectives on Jones’ career and on the lecture’s subject, the Arab Spring. Free tickets to the event are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should contact the Maine Center for the Arts Box Office at 581-1755 or 1-800-MCA-TIXX. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WVOM is at 103.9 on the FM dial.
UMaine anthropologist Dan Sandweiss was quoted extensively in an Oct. 21 story in Science, looking at new evidence suggesting a human presence in the Americas 13,800 years ago. That date precedes the Clovis culture, long believed to be the New World’s first, by almost 1,000 years. The new findings, developed by a group led by Texas A&M’s Michael Waters, are based on sophisticated research techniques that place pre-Clovis hunters on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Sandweiss, who also serves as associate provost and dean of the graduate school, points out that the coastal location of this evidence is significant and that it “point(s) to a more widespread and complex early settlement system than some might have suspected.”
Karen Hutchins, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in Communication and Journalism and a graduate research assistant for Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative, was recognized by the National Science Foundation for her research poster on partnerships between universities and municipalities. That recognition came at NSF’s National EPSCoR Conference in October. (more…)
Jonathan Paul, who recently completed a neuroscience Ph.D. in the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the outstanding dissertation award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP). Paul, who finished his UMaine degree in August, is in an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch Maternal-Fetal Center. As the winner of this prestigious award, Paul will give a presentation on his work at an upcoming meeting of the ISDP. UMaine Prof. Marie Hayes served as Paul’s faculty mentor.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Marshal for the District of Maine, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Justice and LexisNexis Special Services, Inc. will bring its “Badges for Baseball” program to UMaine on Saturday Sept. 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Mahaney Dome. (more…)
A Sunday Oct. 2 Hauck Auditorium lobby event will highlight the opening of a new exhibition of photographs and reflections from University of Maine students who visited the Middle East in May.
Those students were among a group of eight that attended a conference, “Islam and the West: A Civilized Dialogue,” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Students in UMaine’s School of Policy and International Affiars (SPIA), they also too the opportunity to engage Emerati students while exploring the history, faith and culture of that small nation on the Arabian Peninsula. Their work will be on display in the lobby, located in Memorial Union. (more…)
Education Commissioner Bowen at UMaine Monday
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen is spending Monday Sept. 12 at UMaine, as part of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Program.
Bowen will meet with students, faculty members and staff members, in addition to President Paul Ferguson and Provost Susan Hunter. (more…)