Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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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WABI reports on March Against Domestic Violence

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 7th Annual (and first ever virtual) March Against Domestic Violence hosted by the University of Maine. “In Maine, a domestic violence assault is informed to law-enforcement every two hours and 22 minutes.,” said Nicole Pelletier, president of UMaine Women in Business. “The only way that violence against women is […]

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Media advance virtual March Against Domestic Violence

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7) and The Free Press advanced the University of Maine’s seventh annual (and first virtual) March Against Domestic Violence scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Oct. 7. All are invited to attend the event on the UMaine March Against Domestic Violence Facebook page. In the leadup to the march, UMaine community […]

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