Graduate School

Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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WABI to interview Carter, Aylmer about career, graduate school workshop series

WABI (Channel 5) will interview Lisa Carter, a career counselor with the University of Maine Career Center, and Jason Aylmer, a recruitment specialist with the Graduate School, about the Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop Series at 10 a.m. July 9. The video series provides resources for career exploration, job search and graduate school […]

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Maine Public talks with Mayewski about ‘Expedition Everest’

Maine Public interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, about his participation in the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Mayewski served as expedition leader and lead scientist. He was joined by five CCI colleagues on the international mission. National Geographic premiered “Expedition Everest” on June 30. The one-hour show was […]

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Gabrielle Hillyer

Hillyer’s environmental leadership earns her a Brookie Award

Gabrielle Hillyer is one of six recipients of the first-ever Brookie Awards for her leadership on environmental issues. The University of Maine doctoral student in ecology and environmental sciences was chosen for the honor by NRCM Rising, a Natural Resources Council of Maine project that engages and mobilizes the state’s emerging generation of environmental leaders […]

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Nguyen awarded Marilyn B. Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship

History Department Ph.D. student An Nguyen has been awarded the Marilyn B. Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).  This highly competitive fellowship funds one doctoral candidate each year. Nguyen, who is working with professors Ngo Vinh Long and Elizabeth McKillen, will use the significant support to finish […]

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Duffy researches community perspectives through Maine Coast Photovoice Project

Should the environment be viewed as a resource to use or a spectacle to remain untouched by humans? Kevin Duffy’s interest in Maine community members’ perspectives regarding the complexities of this question, and others related to coastal development, was sparked by his participation in the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) research project.  Duffy, now a […]

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Mainebiz posts release about Neuright being awarded grant

Mainebiz shared a University of Maine media release about the university biotech spinoff Neuright, Inc. being awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer program. Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, who earned a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, and Kristy Townsend, associate professor of neurobiology, co-founded the company. The goal is to develop diagnostic and […]

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Beacon highlights Michelle’s intertribal climate change coalition

The Beacon featured Natalie Michelle, an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine who’s establishing an intertribal climate change coalition. Michelle, who is Penobscot and Passamaquoddy, says a goal of the partnership will be to create a climate change adaptation workbook targeted toward the Maine environment and based on Wabanaki epistemologies and traditional values.

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WABI reports UMaine offering COVID-19 Stress Clinic

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine’s Psychological Services Center is offering a new COVID-19 Stress Clinic to help clients cope with the stress of the pandemic. When UMaine shifted to remote learning in mid-March, the center developed a telehealth program to continue helping clients, and is now accepting new clients, WABI reported. “There […]

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Virtual workshop on networking, assistantships June 24

The University of Maine’s Graduate School and Career Center are teaming up to facilitate a workshop series that provides resources for career exploration, job search, and graduate school options.  Current students, alumni and local community members are all welcome to join a YouTube live event at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Topics will include networking […]

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