Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Media report on UMaine study about recruiting more women for forestry careers

The Bangor Daily News, Phys.org, Canadian Biomass Magazine, Pulp and Paper Canada, Bioenergy Insight and Advanced Biofuels USA shared a University of Maine study that outlines how to recruit more women for careers in the forestry industry, particularly the bioenergy sector. The team found that attracting and retaining women in bioenergy and related-fields can be […]

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New study outlines ways to recruit more women for bioenergy, forestry

To recruit more women for careers in the forestry industry, particularly the bioenergy sector, University of Maine researchers have devised a road map. The team, led by Abigayl “Abby” Novak, a master’s student in forest resources at the BioEnergy Lab of the School of Forest Resources (SFR), found that attracting and retaining women in bioenergy […]

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Pitman pens op-ed for BDN about homelessness law

Brad Pitman, assistant professor of sociology, wrote an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News examining the implementation of a law requiring police agencies to have homelessness crisis response protocols in Maine. Pitman writes that the new law may be well-intentioned, but might have the unintended consequence of increasing police surveillance of the growing number of […]

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Hail Champagne receives Peace Scholarship to study at University College Cork 

Hail Champagne, a University of Maine rising senior from Lewiston, has been awarded the 2022–23 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study abroad at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland.  UMaine partnered with UCC to create the scholarship that honors the 1998 Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by then-Senator George Mitchell between Ireland and the […]

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Hakkola, Dyer research about building diverse faculty cited in Open Campus

Open Campus featured research by Leah Hakkola, assistant professor of higher education at the University of Maine, and Sarah Dyer, a doctoral student of higher education at UMaine and a diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Husson University, about implicit bias and hiring in higher education. Hakkola and Dyer found that faculty who chaired the […]

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Caron speaks with Adotas about ‘friends with benefits’

Sandra Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine, spoke with Adotas about the impacts of casual sex on friendship. “It may sound great in the beginning, but sex often complicates things in ways you don’t expect,” Caron said. “It’s almost like a plane. The plane has to move […]

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Republican Journal highlights Hartmann Award winner

The Republican Journal highlighted the achievements of Stockton Springs resident Bonnie-Jean Brooks. The Maryann Hartman Awards are awarded annually by UMaine to honor Maine women’s achievements in the arts, politics, business, education and community service. Brooks founded Opportunity Housing Inc., now called OHI, in 1979, and has spent the past four decades consulting for public […]

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2022 Hartman Awards to be presented April 1

The 2022 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to community leader and certified nursing assistant ZamZam Mohamud of Lewiston; recently retired Opportunity Housing, Inc., founding president and CEO Bonnie-Jean Brooks of Stockton Springs; and long-time senior executive and UMaine alumna Susan Bell of Hallowell, former director of the […]

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