Graduate School

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Kendra Batchelder: An interdisciplinary Ph.D. that was meant to be

Kendra Batchelder never expected that she would end up pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Biomedicine, but in many ways it was the perfect culmination of her winding path through life so far. As Batchelder completes her final year researching mammogram image analysis with professor Andre Khalil, she is looking forward to the ways that […]

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Native American Programs, UMaine Extension hire Sutton as assistant professor of Native American food systems

The University of Maine Native American Programs and UMaine Extension have hired Tony Sutton as assistant professor of Native American Food Systems. Sutton’s position will focus on Native American food systems and sovereignty, building on relationships established with the Tribes and grants and programs developed in Native American Programs.  Sutton moved to Maine from Oregon […]

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Intermedia students are creating art with nanocellulose

Editor’s note: Intermedia students’ nanocellulose art will be on public display on Aug. 24 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the Wells Conference Center. Nanocellulose is a malleable material. In a mixture that is 97% water, nanocellulose looks like yogurt or paste. When freeze-dried, it has the consistency of Styrofoam. Fully dried, it’s like a plastic tile.  […]

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Rafa Tasnim: Safeguarding Maine wild blueberries from climate change 

Like many crops across the world, wild blueberries face several threats posed by climate change, including rising temperatures. Rafa Tasnim from Dhaka, Bangladesh, is trying to pinpoint new ways growers can protect one of Maine’s most iconic crops by using resources from the state’s backyard.  Since joining the University of Maine in 2019, Tasnim, a […]

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Fran Woodworth: Boren Fellowship recipient to study Portuguese in Brazil 

UMaine graduate student Fran Woodworth of Rockport, Maine has been awarded the prestigious Boren Fellowship to study Portuguese in Salvador, Brazil.  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), grants Boren Fellowships to graduate students in order to fund their research and language study proposals in world regions […]

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Fifth cohort of MIRTA accelerator teams wraps up work

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for the next steps in that journey having completed the University of Maine’s 2022 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at a Demo Day event earlier this month, marking the conclusion of this year’s program. The 2022 MIRTA teams, the fifth cohort to […]

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Emerald ash borer workshop

UMaine workshop highlights cultural importance of brown ash to Wabanaki tribes, management strategies for emerald ash borer  

A devastating threat is bearing down on New England’s oldest documented artistic tradition. Emerald ash borer, an insect native to Asia, has barreled through ash stands in at least 35 states and three Canadian provinces since it was first documented in Michigan and Ontario in 2002. Brown ash (Fraxinus nigra), the species Wabanaki basket-tree harvesters […]

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3D printed frogs

Innovative Hudson Museum initiative prototypes 19th-century artifact using 3D printing, intermedia techniques to create replica

A 19th-century clan helmet of carved yellow cedar in the Northwest Coast collection of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine has been introduced to 21st-century 3D printing technology in an attempt to replicate the artifact for future repatriation and educational purposes. The museum, in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and […]

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