Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news

Effort to recruit, retain more UMaine clinical psychology students from diverse backgrounds earns national award

The University of Maine Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program has received a national award for its multifaceted effort to recruit and retain more in-state students from diverse backgrounds.  The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) named UMaine the 2022 recipient of its Student Diversity Initiative Award, which includes $2,500 for the recruitment and retention […]

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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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UMaine Outdoor Leadership to host discussion with runner, activist and alum Jordan Daniel Nov. 3

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s Outdoor Leadership Program will host an evening discussion with runner and Indigenous activist Jordan Daniel (’11), “Running with Purpose,” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m., in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House. Daniel will discuss her experience as a fourth-generation runner, professional athlete […]

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Labas writes reflection on CCIDS work creating credentials for technical assistance professionals

Linda Labas, who recently retired as early childhood coordinator for the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), wrote a reflection on a multi-year collaboration with three state partners that created a set of competencies and a credential for technical assistance (TA) professionals who support Maine’s early childhood workforce.  The CCIDS, […]

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Ability Magazine cites UMaine VEMI Lab grant for accessible ride share apps

In an article featuring a Q&A with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigeig, Ability Magazine noted that the University of Maine took third place in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Inclusive Design Challenge for its Autonomous Vehicle Assistant (AVA) that assists passengers with visual impairments and older adults with ride-hailing and trip planning.

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CCIDS celebrates 22 Interdisciplinary Disability Studies graduates

Twenty-two University of Maine students were honored during the 2022 Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Celebration of Achievement on April 26.  Three students were recognized for completing the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies. Nineteen undergraduates — three of whom were 2021 honorees — were recognized for completing the minor in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies. Students completing the […]

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UMaine’s first equal opportunity director to receive honorary degree

The University of Maine will award an honorary doctorate to JoAnn Fritsche, UMaine’s first director of equal opportunity and also director of the Women’s Development Program, whose vision and leadership transformed the university’s curricula to be more inclusive, and led to the creation of a women’s studies program. Fritsche, of University Place, Washington, a longtime […]

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