Faculty News

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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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Long Distance Running: An Interview of Prof. Douglas Allen

by Andy Piascik Editorial Note: Andy Piascik came to the University of Maine in 1976, majoring in sociology. He says he remembered that when Professor Doug Allen spoke at his freshman orientation, he was “so impressed by his presentation that I changed my schedule and signed up for one of his classes.” Andy began working with […]

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Knowles to use technology to examine intersect of perpetrators, victims in Holocaust ghettos

Repost from UMaine News Historical geographer Anne Knowles has been awarded nearly $300,000 to use cutting-edge technologies to analyze Holocaust ghettos and the millions of people caught in their brutal conditions during World War II. A three-year, $296,455 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant will fund “The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims […]

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Study finds better visual acuity is associated with less decline in cognitive functioning over time

Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study. The longitudinal research by Peter Dearborn and co-investigators affiliated with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Department of Psychology found lower vision […]

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