Medicine

Social media spotlight: Arielle Spalla

Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia Arielle Spalla, a junior pre-med microbiology major, will graduate in the spring, travel for a year and read books she hasn’t had time for during her undergraduate career. Then she’ll enroll at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her capstone, she’s doing a literature review for the lab of Melody Neely, an […]

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Social media spotlight: Linda Archambault

Hometown: Bristol, Maine Linda Archambault, a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, works in UMaine associate professor of microbiology Rob Wheeler’s lab. Last summer, she was selected as a teaching assistant for an internationally recognized practical course on fungal infectious diseases at the Marine Biological Laboratory and received the 2018–19 Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship. Archambault earned a […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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Crowdfunding efforts underway for new sugar house, international nursing trip

The University of Maine Foundation’s crowdfunding platform is designed to empower students, faculty and staff to raise funds for specific projects, events and activities. Through the power of small contributions from a large number of people, Fill the Steins connects the UMaine community to student and campus needs. The most recent campaigns seek funds to […]

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2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry to speak Nov. 15–16

David Bartel of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute will visit the University of Maine Nov. 15–16 as the 2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry. The Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences will host Bartel, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a leader in the study […]

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Grace Smith

Social media spotlight: Grace Smith

Hometown: Holden, Maine Meet Grace Smith of Holden, Maine, who was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and moved to Maine at age 8. This summer, the junior molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry double major with a minor in computer science, who also is in the Honors College, interned at the Novartis Institute for […]

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Master of Social Work Information Sessions Oct. 18, Dec. 3

The University of Maine School of Social Work is offering two information sessions about the Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. The first session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and the second session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.  Both are live webinars on Zoom, an online meeting […]

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New nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to benefit research and education in Maine

To enhance research and education in Maine, the University of Maine Department of Chemistry is acquiring a state-of-the-art, 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer with a more than $535,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation programs. Leading the project is UMaine assistant professor of chemistry Matthew Brichacek, […]

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