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Alex Kinney – Student Profile

STUDENTS OF UMAINE: Alex Kenney from Scituate, Massachusetts The sophomore music education major with a vocal concentration was born in Vienna, Austria. He’s also lived in Russia and Kazakhstan. This summer, Kenney interned at the Latvian Academy of Culture through the American Latvian Association in Riga, Latvia. “Music has been a part of me my […]

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Angus Koller – Student Profile

STUDENTS OF UMAINE: Angus Koller of Monmouth, Maine This summer, the senior chemistry major interned in the American Chemical Society Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry at San Jose State University, and was named the program’s Outstanding Student. “I love chemistry because I’ve always been curious about the world around me, and chemistry gives us […]

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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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