Research and Outreach

Bob Cobb

Remembering Dean Emeritus Bob Cobb

One of the University of Maine’s longest-serving deans and a stalwart of education for learners of all ages in Maine has passed away. Robert Cobb, dean emeritus of the College of Education and Human Development, died Sept. 29.

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Patriot-News highlights StopHazing’s involvement in school district anti-hazing efforts

In an article about efforts to combat hazing in the Middletown Area School District, the Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) noted a proposal in which StopHazing, an organization led by University of Maine Professor of Higher Education Elizabeth Allan, would work with the district for three years, collecting and assessing data on Middletown’s school culture through surveys and focus groups, then working with the district on a “culture shift process for hazing prevention” that would involve bystander intervention training, community outreach and other methods.

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Seattle TV station cites UMaine hazing study

KING-TV (Channel 5 in Seattle, Washington) cited a 2008 study led by University of Maine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan, which found 47% of students have experienced hazing before college. The story focused on an investigation revealing a hazing incident at a Seattle area public high school.

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Roanoke Star highlights Biddle presentation at Rural Education Summit

The Roanoke Star noted that Catharine Biddle, associate professor of educational leadership at the UMaine College of Education and Human Development, presented at the Rural Education Summit held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on Aug. 26, which officially launched the school’s new Center for Rural Education.

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