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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Newsletter

Interim Dean Naomi Jacobs

Greetings from Interim Dean Naomi Jacobs! Welcome to our spring 2014 newsletter. At this time of year we celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. We recently announced the 2014 CLAS Outstanding Faculty Award recipients.

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Harvey Kail steps down as writing center director

The University of Maine Writing Center has reached the end of an era. Since 1978, the center has served the campus community under the tutelage of Harvey Kail, Writing Center director and professor of English. After 35 years at the helm, Kail is ready to step down.

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Black Bear Media Association provides media opportunities

The University of Maine has welcomed a new organization to campus that aims to create opportunities for students in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

Under the advisement of professors Jennifer Moore and Michael Socolow, the Black Bear Media Association (BBMA) is in the process of receiving final recognition as a student organization at UMaine.

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Camden Conference course offered to students

The Camden Conference is an educational organization that helps to generate discussion about world affairs through community engagement all year long. Educators from the University of Maine organize an annual course around an important global theme, which changes each year to highlight the Camden Conference topic. Marking its 27th anniversary, the Camden Conference tackled “The Global Politics of Food and Water.”

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Reimagining space and time with Dr. Kate Beard-Tisdale

Dr. Kate Beard-Tisdale, professor of Computer & Information Science, has received much recognition from her peers and the university this year for research and career achievement. Among the honors she received include the Advance Rising Tide Career Recognition Award and the College of Liberal Arts & Science Faculty Award for Research and Creative Achievement.

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Ludlow Hallman announces retirement

As a parting gesture to the University of Maine, Ludlow Hallman conducted a performance of “Ein deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms with UMaine’s Oratorio Society. Hallman recently announced his retirement from his position as Chair of the University of Maine’s Music Department.

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Christina Adcock co-organizes ‘Northern Nations, Northern Natures’

Christina Adcock, an assistant professor of History and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine recently co-organized “Northern Nations, Northern Natures,” held in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop took place Nov. 9-11, 2013 at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology. Dr. Adcock conceived of the conference idea in response to an annual call for projects from the Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE).

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2014 CLAS Outstanding Faculty, Staff and Students


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