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Meet UMaine’s 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students

Ten undergraduates have been named 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Brianna DeGone, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering, and the 2018 salutatorian. The Outstanding Graduating Students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. The other Outstanding Graduating […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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Cameron Fudge

Cameron Fudge: Transfer student drawn to UMaine for biomedical research experience

In January 2017, while Cameron Fudge was a student at Southern Maine Community College in Portland, he took a weeklong biomedical training course taught by Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine. The course, which was offered to SMCC students, focused on investigating fatty liver disease and took students through […]

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Iva Jugovic

Iva Jugovic: UMaine alumna shares her journey from Serbia to Switzerland

Iva Jugovic started her academic journey at the University of Maine in 2011. At the age of 19, she traveled 4,000 miles across the Atlantic, from her hometown Leskovac, Serbia to Orono, Maine to pursue her undergraduate studies. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to UMaine, Jugovic quickly took an interest in the health-related sciences […]

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Faculty collaborate to effectively teach core biology concepts

Each year, Maine’s forest industry harvests 6 million to 7 million cords of wood to build homes and make furniture, paper and other products. Which of the following processes contributes the most to the increase in timber biomass? That’s a question developed for students in biology courses on six University of Maine System campuses. The […]

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Twenty-one UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Twenty-one University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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Study analyzes common misconceptions about depression among older adults

Determining whether depression affects older adults differently than younger adults and if it calls for the same treatment was the focus of a recent study conducted by University of Maine researchers. Emily Haigh, an assistant professor of psychology at UMaine, led the study that analyzed five common misconceptions about depression in older adulthood that initially […]

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MDI Biological Lab, UMaine research could lead to new therapies for diabetics

A new study conducted by researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine could lead to new therapies for people with diabetes. The research, led by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also […]

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Students’ biomedical engineering spinoff company receives VentureWell funding

A group of biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Maine has been selected by nonprofit VentureWell to receive funding and training to develop their medical simulation startup. The students are receiving a $5,000 grant to help build their spinoff company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC. As part of their senior capstone, the students developed a […]

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Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical […]

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