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Jesse Walters and Will Kochtitzky named semifinalists for Fulbright grants

Four students named semifinalists for Fulbright grants February 5, 2019 Four University of Maine students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 160 countries. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program […]

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The Juneau Icefield Research Program

The University of Maine has recently partnered with the non-profit 503(c) Foundation for Glacier & Environmental Research to run the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) as a 6-credit summer field course through the School of Earth and Climate Sciences (SECS).  The JIRP Director of Academics & Research, Seth Campbell, is an Assistant Professor within the UMaine  SECS and the Climate Change […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students, Anna McGinn, a master’s student in the UMaine School of Policy and International Affairs and the Climate Change Institute, and Will Kochtitzky, a master’s student in the UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation […]

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Gerbi named associate dean for research

Christopher Gerbi has been named associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. read more 

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Awards for SECS students

We congratulate several SECS students for recent awards: Nick Richmond, an M.S. student, received First Place in the graduate division of the AGU Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase. The American Geophysical Union is one of the largest and most respected geoscience professional organizations. Read the UMaine story about the award. Ph.D. student Susan Elias won […]

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Campbell, Hall part of massive UK-US examination of Antarctic glacier

To understand why the Florida-size glacier’s rate of ice loss has doubled since the 1990s, 100 scientists from world-leading research institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States — including Brenda Hall and Seth Campbell from the University of Maine — will collaborate on a massive $25 million research project. Read more  

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Allie Balter wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Allie Balter, who was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her project, “Quantifying summer temperature change during Heinrich Stadials in the American Southwest”. Allie graduated from Bates College in 2014 with a B.S. in Geology. After taking two years to explore careers in outdoor education and environmental consulting, Allie began […]

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AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award to Mariah Radue

Mariah Radue, an M.S. student working with Aaron Putnam, was recognized with an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Her presentation was on “Chronology of the Last Termination of Tsagaan Gol-Potanin Glacier Valley, Altai Mountains, Mongolia using 10Be surface-exposure dating”.

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Ed Grew awarded medal from Russian Mineralogical Society

The Russian Mineralogical Society has elected Research Professor Edward S. Grew as an Foreign Honorary Member.  He joins Peter Wyllie (Cal Tech), Peter Burns (Notre Dame) and Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution) as the 4th current Foreign Honorary Member in the United States.  The election was held at the 200th Anniversary meeting of the Society in St. […]

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Midden mapping media coverage

The New York Times has highlighted the ongoing work, led by Alice and Joe Kelley, along with M.S. student Jacque Miller, to investigate the middens along the Maine coast at risk of erosion, with their archaeological significance potentially washed away. Additionally, Alice has provided an update for the ongoing Maine Sea Grant project .  With […]

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Dr. Edward Grew guest editor of the August issue of “Elements”

(cover illustration published with permission of the Mineralogical Society of America) Ed Grew is the guest editor of the August issue of Elements, an international magazine of mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology, published jointly by 17 societies https://umaine.edu/news/along-the-mall/. As guest editor, Ed wrote the lead paper to introduce the six peer-reviewed articles by researchers from England, Turkey, Japan, New […]

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Middens revealing archaeological treasures

Alice and Joe Kelley, along with graduate student Jacque Miller, are featured in a new UMaine News article describing their efforts to assess and preserve archaeological sites threatened by erosion. The researchers work with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission on a Maine Sea Grant funded project to use ground-penetrating radar to characterize the size and […]

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