Huisman Plans Conference Aimed at Empowering Girls

University of Maine sociologist Kim Huisman has organized a free two-day conference to strengthen mother-daughter bonds and create zones where girls can thrive. “Strong Girls: Cultivating Connection, Resilience, and Hardiness in Girls” will be held Nov. 1–2 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, says Huisman, UMaine associate professor of sociology. SuEllen Hamkins, […]

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Sociologist Comments on Wardrobe in the Workplace

UMaine sociologist Amy Blackstone was quoted on, a website co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, in a story about the TV show “Pan Am” and the importance of image in the work place and to one’s career. Blackstone said research shows more attractive people are likely to receive favorable treatment in the work place. Contact: […]

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