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Robyn Lorom Young ’17 is heading for Dartmouth!

We have received this update from Robyn Lorom Young ’17. She’s been a grad student and a graduate assistant for Student Support Services here at UMaine this year and now advises: “I graduated last year with my degree in Social Work and Sociology, and I was eager to begin my master’s program in Higher Education […]

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Sporer Collaborates on Healthy Aging Article

Attached is an article from Dr. Karyn Sporer’s collaboration with colleagues in the psychology and nursing programs. She was asked to conduct the qualitative data analysis for this research. What are older adults wellness priorities? A qualitative analysis of priorities within multiple domains of wellness Kelley Strout, Fayeza Ahmed, Karyn Sporer, Elizabeth P. Howard, Elizabeth Sassatelli, Kristen […]

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Professor Blackstone’s latest Bangor Daily News Op Ed

Much Work Remains to End Workplace Harassment  By Amy Blackstone, Special to the BDN • May 8, 2018 6:00 am Updated: May 8, 2018 8:17 am In recent months, we’ve seen extraordinary public attention focused on workplace sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. There is good reason for the attention. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Sam Saucier ’18 Receives Maine Campus Heart and Soul Award

UMaine News, April 27, 2018 Members of the University of Maine community were recognized with Maine Campus Compact awards this week. Senior Samantha Saucier received a Heart and Soul Award for her campus leadership, which includes co-founding the Women’s Resource Center. The award recognizes six Maine undergraduate students who are actively involved in transforming their […]

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Sociology Majors Present at UMaine Student Symposium

Sociology major, Julianna Ferguson, presented a poster at the UMaine Student Symposium. Her work on the relationship between juvenile alcohol abuse, depression, and violence was the subject of her poster. Other Sociology majors presenting at the Symposium were Samantha Saucier, who presented her work on Popular Behind Closed Doors: Approaching Pornography Consumption Through a Sex Positive Lens; and […]

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Professor Amy Blackstone Quoted in Time Magazine Article

Time Magazine Inside Sexual Harassment’s Hidden Toll on Equal Pay By JENNIFER CALFAS April 9, 2018 For Christa Hayburn, sexual harassment was part of the daily routine as a Philadelphia police officer. From comments about how she looked in uniform from her coworkers to questions about her relationship status, Hayburn said she tried to minimize the uncomfortable day-to-day […]

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Professor Barkan and Alum Michael Rocque ’05 collaborate on article

Professor Steve Barkan and UMaine Alum Michael Rocque ’05, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bates College, have collaborated on an article, Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality, in the Journal “Critical Criminology.” Abstract:  The theory of fundamental causes in medical sociology identifies socioeconomic status and racism as fundamental causes of disease […]

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