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National Science Foundation awards chemistry department industry leading spectrometer

Chemistry faculty Matthew Brichacek, along with colleagues, Alice Bruce, William Gramlich, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering faculty Thomas Schwartz, and Karl Bishop of Husson University, have acquired a 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer through a Major Research Instrumentation, National Science Foundation grant worth over a half-million dollars. The NMR spectrometer is one of the most […]

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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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Sporer uses Twitter to research criminological behavior online

Not all research takes place in a lab with petri dishes and microscopes … Karyn Sporer uses Twitter to investigate criminological theory In the modern era of social media, more than 300 million people use Twitter to share news and engage in online conversations. This provides a glimpse into the minds of a diverse public […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Program empowers young women

At the beginning of June, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center held its annual six-day residential undergraduate student leadership training program, entitled Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership. Young women from schools all across Maine meet at this conference to learn about, and address, the under-representation of women in politics. By gathering this group […]

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