Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

A photo of the Buchanan Alumni House, where the awards ceremony will take place

UMaine combines honors for community trailblazers on International Women’s Day

Two distinctions honoring women in Maine will be presented together for the first time at the University of Maine: the Maryann Hartman Awards and inductions into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame (MWHoF). During a pivotal time for both recognitions, the Office of the Provost, with the support of the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation, streamlined them […]

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BDN promotes ‘Focus on Abortion’ exhibit on display at Wilson Center

Bangor Daily News promoted the traveling art exhibit  “Focus on Abortion: Americans Share Their Stories,” displayed at the Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue through Feb. 23. The exhibit, created by photographer Roslyn Banish, features a series of 19 portraits and stories from people who received abortions, partners and health care professionals who […]

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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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