Student News

Studying Maine’s Lake Water

Monitoring concentrations of dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes before and after severe rainstorms could inform management strategies to help ensure consistent, high-quality drinking water, according to University of Maine researchers. In their study, working with local drinking water districts, Kate Warner and Jasmine Saros, researchers in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and the School of Biology and […]

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2019 Summer Dissertation Fellowships

The Graduate School is accepting applications for five (5) summer dissertation writing fellowships. With support from Auxiliary Services, each fellow will receive an office in Stodder Hall and a monthly stipend of $1,833 at the end of June, July, and August ($5,500 total). For information on how to submit an application, please review the attached […]

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UMaine Symposium Recap

This story was originally written by Charles Cramer for the Maine Campus. On Wednesday, April 10, the University of Maine held its fourth annual graduate and undergraduate Student Research Symposium in Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center. The event, which ran from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., allowed presenters the chance to showcase their research to their […]

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MSLS has 45 year history

This post was originally written for UMaine News. In 1974, emeritus professor of Psychology Dr. Merrill (Pete) Elias started the Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) in Syracuse, New York. Though the purpose of the study at its inception was to examine high blood pressure and cognitive function, the scope was later expanded study the additional risk factors for […]

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Speech Therapy Telepractice

This story was originally written for UMaine News. Judy Walker travels to a lot of places during a typical day: several spots in Maine, Canada and even Fiji. All without leaving her lab. Walker is an associate professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders and coordinator of the University of Maine Speech Therapy Telepractice Program. She oversees services […]

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UMaine Agriculture Hackathon

This introduction is for an article originally written by William Giordano for the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society. In the first weekend of March, undergraduate and graduate students from approximately 30 universities participated in a “Hackathon”, hosted by the University of Maine and their America East Academic Consortium, that focused on building tech tools for small farmers. […]

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2019 Sustainability Conference

This story was originally written for UMaine News. Talks on adapting to climate change in forests and along coasts, creating a just and sustainable food future, restoring native alewife populations, and financing upgrades to wastewater infrastructure will all be part of the 2019 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference on March 28 at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference […]

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2019-2020 SSN Graduate Fellow

The Scholars Strategy Network is currently accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Maine SSN Graduate Fellow. The fellow is an important member of our SSN team, working closely with the co-directors at the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine to assist with chapter communications, outreach, and logistics. They’ll also learn about the ways that […]

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Maginnis awarded grant to examine virus

This story was originally written for UMaine Research. More than half the human population is infected with a virus that resides undetected in the kidneys of healthy people. But when a carrier of the human JC polyomavirus, or JCPyV, has a weakened immune system, the virus can migrate to the brain, where it becomes fatal. The […]

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MacKenzie IDs Acadia’s vulnerable plants

National Park Service managers wanted to identify plants that might be vulnerable in Acadia National Park, but they didn’t have decades of flowering and leaf-out observations for researchers to analyze. So Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie and colleagues took an innovative approach. In four years, they collectively hiked three mountains — Cadillac, Pemetic and Sargent — in […]

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