Faculty News

Pinette to deliver 14th Maine Heritage Lecture on October 12

The University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the 2023 Maine Heritage Lecture on Oct. 12 at 3:00 p.m. The event takes place in the Bodwell Area at the Collins Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow at the CCA’s Hudson Museum. This year’s lecture, titled “50 Years of Advocacy in Maine: Exploring the History […]

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New book from Ballingall draws line from Plato’s Laws to our own

Ideas evolve and change. It’s the nature of learning – what we know today is more than we knew yesterday and less than we’ll know tomorrow. However, sometimes, we can look back on some of those past ideas and still learn something new. Robert Ballingall, assistant professor of political science at the University of Maine, […]

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Anderson’s new book reimagines the medieval church

A new book from a University of Maine faculty member takes a deep dive into an underexplored aspect of medieval Christianity. Joel Anderson, assistant professor of history, has just seen the release of his new book. Titled Reimagining Christendom: Writing Iceland’s Bishops into the Roman Church, 1200-1350, the book is published by the University of […]

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Vekasi co-authors paper on mineral supply infrastructure gap

The transition to green technologies has been steadily ramping up in terms of scale all over the globe in recent years. What this means, however, is that the access to the minerals necessary for crafting the infrastructure for those green technologies has never been more important. As international tensions heighten in the face of geopolitical […]

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McGreavy named 2022 J. Robert Cox Award winner

University of Maine professor Bridie McGreavy has won a prestigious honor in the field of environmental communications. Dr. McGreavy, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication in UMaine’s Department of Communication and Journalism, is the recipient of the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication & Civic Engagement for 2022 from the Environmental Communication Division of the […]

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2019 CLAS Student and Faculty Awards

On Monday, April 28, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated their annual student and faculty awards recipients at a ceremony in the Buchanan Alumni House. Awards were presented to outstanding faculty and students, both undergraduate and graduate, in a number of categories. Special recognition was given to UMaine’s 2019 valedictorian, Drew Brooks, a […]

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2018-19 Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowships were developed to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $1,100 for […]

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New CLAS Faculty 2018

ART: Giles Timms is an animator and artist. Giles has created animated music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Flyleaf, Kady Z, and Barnaby Saints and designed animated titles and scenes for the indie films Silicone Soul, Lucky, Sunset Stories and Let Go. Giles’ animated films have won several film festival awards and his films […]

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National Science Foundation awards chemistry department industry leading spectrometer

Asst. Prof. of Chemistry Matthew Brichacek, along with UMaine colleagues Prof. Alice Bruce, Asst. Prof. William Gramlich and Asst. Prof. Thomas Schwartz, and Prof. Karl Bishop of Husson University, are acquiring a 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer through a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation, worth over a half-million […]

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$2.9 million NSF award will train the next generation of environmental conservation leaders

Repost from the Department of Communication and Journalism. Helping train the next generation of interdisciplinary environmental conservation leaders is the goal of a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Maine. The interdisciplinary UMaine project led by Sandra De Urioste-Stone, a UMaine assistant professor of nature-based tourism, and involving multiple […]

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