Graduate School

Pen Bay Pilot highlights Belkap’s promotion at Island Institute

The Penobscot Bay Pilot noted that the Island Institute promoted Sam Belkap, a Ph.D student of anthropology and environmental policy, to strategic lead of Marine Economy programs and Climate & Energy Pilots. The new role includes serving as project lead for Maine’s Marine Economy Roadmap/Workforce Development Project (SEAMaine). Belkap joined the Island Institute in 2018, […]

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Researcher processing a clam in Mexico

Potential for fisheries co-management shaped by interplay between formal, informal fisheries institutions, UMaine researchers find

Integrating local norms and fishermen’s knowledge into fisheries regulations helps increase trust in fisheries management institutions and can make it easier for co-management to work.  That was a discovery of University of Maine researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie, who looked at the interplay between formal and informal institutions and the implications for the co-management […]

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Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health $148,492 for the three-year project that begins in January 2021. Dramatic […]

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Press Herald promotes COVID-19 webinar series

The Portland Press Herald advanced a new weekly webinar series, “Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resilience and Recovery.” The free series, which was developed by the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center in partnership with the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service, runs 5–6 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 3 to Nov. 19. […]

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Mason Crocker

Mason Crocker: Dedicated alum, enthusiastic medical student

Mason Crocker graduated from Gorham High School in 2012. While he had an affinity for academics, particularly science and especially biology, his sights were not set on college while in high school. It was only with strong encouragement from his English teacher and guidance counselor that his application to the University of Maine was completed. […]

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John Cangelosi

John Cangelosi: Bangor High School science teacher, UMaine grad honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Bangor High School science teacher and University of Maine alumnus John Cangelosi (’96, ’12G) is one of 107 educators nationwide to receive a 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  Administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House, the awards are considered the highest honor bestowed by […]

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AP announces $3M grant to UMaine for Arctic research

The Associated Press reported that the University of Maine will receive nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation to support 57 graduate students training in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic systems science. The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) shared the AP story.

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Stevens Hall

UMaine again in annual Princeton Review, Fiske guides 

The University of Maine is among the best 386 colleges nationwide, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of its annual guide, and also is included again this year in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Colleges and universities profiled in this year’s “The Best 386 Colleges” represent about 14% of the 2,800 four-year colleges in […]

Read more announces Webber’s seaweed webinar highlighted an upcoming seminar, Sensational Seaweed, with University of Maine Ph.D. candidate Hannah Webber at 6 p.m. Aug. 20. This one-hour virtual event is sponsored by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. The event is free, but registration is required. More information is available online.

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