Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

NPR talks with Blackstone about declining birth rate in the U.S.

Amy Blackstone, a University of Maine professor of sociology, appeared on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition to discuss the declining birth rate in the U.S., suggesting that a number of factors impact birth rates including a lack of support for working mothers and a trend toward having children later in life.

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Miranda Snyder

Miranda Snyder: Outstanding Graduating Student

Miranda Snyder of Brimfield, Massachusetts is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development. The secondary education major with a concentration in English received highest honors for her thesis completed in December, “How Alumnae of a Middle and High School Feminist Organizations Perceive Their Involvement Related to Their Academic Self-Concept.” Snyder […]

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Online collection documents activism by women’s organizations in Maine

A new digital collection from the University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library chronicles the activism and public discourse of women in Maine from the late 1800s to the present.  The Maine Women’s History Collection documents the efforts of women’s organizations to address a variety of social and political issues including women’s suffrage, the Equal […]

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Maryann Hartman Awards will celebrate inspiring Maine women March 25

The University of Maine Alumni Association and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program will honor three distinguished Maine women with Maryann Hartman Awards at a 5 p.m. ceremony on March 25. The virtual event will celebrate 2020 recipients Sharon Barker, retired director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center, Penobscot Nation Ambassador […]

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WGS seeking Sharon Barker Student Activism award nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Sharon Barker Student Activism Award will be accepted through Feb. 14, with a public celebration planned for spring 2022 at the University of Maine.  The Sharon Barker Student Activism Award honors UMaine students seeking to implement positive change in their communities by fostering equity and social justice.  Barker, a long-time employee […]

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Academics Sanchez, Bracey to discuss impact of Black studies

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Maine Black Student Union and the University of Maine Alumni Association will welcome Sonia Sanchez and John Bracey to discuss the relevance and impact of Black Studies in 21st century higher education at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 over Zoom. Register for the free, public event […]

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Grand Kankakee Marsh

UMaine students’ curriculum design projects highlight past, present of the ‘Everglades of the North’ 

Two University of Maine undergraduates are designing place-based education materials and K–12 curricula about the Grand Kankakee Marsh in Northern Indiana as part of a National Geographic Society grant.  Mo Weitman and Bell Gellis Morais are working with Katherine Glover, research associate at the Climate Change Institute (CCI) and recipient of a National Geographic Society […]

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Maura Philippone

Maura Philippone: Recent grad wants to help people find their true voices

Maura Philippone has been awarded a 2020 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Scholarship.  The competitive merit-based scholarship is awarded to up to three undergraduate senior students nationwide who are active in NSSLHA and will begin their graduate studies in fall following graduation.  Philippone graduated summa cum laude in May 2020 from the University […]

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Rebecca Traister to talk about women, anger, political change 

Women, anger and political change are topics of a virtual lecture by award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister on Oct. 29 as part of the Stephen E. King Chair lecture series at the University of Maine. The free, public lecture “Good and Mad: Rebecca Traister on Women, Anger, and Political Change” begins at 5 p.m. via Zoom. […]

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