School of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Human Development

Puhlman talks to News Center Maine about tree lighting ceremony at UMaine

Assistant professor of family studies Daniel Puhlman spoke to News Center Maine about a tree lighting ceremony being held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 at the University of Maine Alfond Stadium as part of Trent’s Trees, a statewide initiative in which trees are lit and ornaments are hung to honor those who have died by suicide or are struggling with mental health.

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Maine media highlight new graduate certificates in education

The Bangor Daily News and Daily Bulldog shared a news release highlighting three new graduate certificates from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development in the areas of multilingual special education, adapted physical education and outdoor leadership.

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UMaine after-school science lab partnership celebrates 15 years

Ask any veteran educator what the most important thing an aspiring teacher can do to prepare themselves for a career in the classroom, and they will likely say there’s no substitute for first-hand experience. At the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, “Early and Often” is the motto when it comes to […]

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Maine’s 2024 Superintendent of the Year, Assistant Superintendent of the Year are UMaine alums

Jonathan Moody of MSAD 54 (Skowhegan, Canaan, Mercer, Smithfield, Cornville and Norridgewock) is Maine’s 2024 Superintendent of the Year and Kathy Harris-Smedberg of the Bangor School Department is the 2024 Assistant Superintendent of the Year, the Maine School Superintendents Association announced last week. Moody holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of […]

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Family channels grief into gift to support UMaine’s hazing prevention research

When Jolayne Houtz remembers her son, Sam Martinez, words like “adored,” “gifted,” “warm” and “athletic” come to mind.  “The thing I always remember about Sam was that he was really loyal,” Houtz says. “He always wanted to be there for his friends if they were having a hard time. Just always supportive and kind.” Growing […]

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Caron talks to BDN about how discourse around sex has evolved

Sandra Caron, professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine and an internationally-recognized sex educator, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the discourse of sex and how it has changed over the years. “Sex isn’t dirty or shameful. I think we, as a society, are starting to come around to […]

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Capital News Service interviews Allan about Hazing Prevention Consortium

Capital News Service, based at Virginia Commonwealth University, spoke to University of Maine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan about the Hazing Prevention Consortium, a program she started through the organization StopHazing.org that works with universities across the country to create specialized plans to address hazing on their campuses. “We provide what’s called technical assistance, […]

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