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Workshop: LinkedIn – November 8th

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Workshop: Grant Writing 101 – November 14th

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Grants Deadline is 4:00 pm on October 4th, 2013!

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If you would like to apply for either an individual or clubs & organizations grant this year, the deadline for completed submissions is Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. For more information, please go to the Grants page on our website at: http://www2.umaine.edu/gsg/grants/. If you have questions, please contact the GSG Grants Officer, Amamihe [...]
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Annual Graduate School Picnic 2013

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Please join us at the Annual Graduate School Picnic!!!  
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April 2013 Newsletter

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February 2013 Newsletter

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

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Announcing 2013 Switzer Fellowships

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Greetings from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation:   We are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New Englandand California who are committed to a career in environmental improvement, and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their chosen field.   [...]
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HED 598 – Mexican History, Culture and Education

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HED 598 is open to any graduate student interested in the relationship between Mexican social context and higher education.  Through the exploration of literature and a structured experience that includes travel to Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA -Puebla ), students will experience an elite Mexican campus, Mexican culture, and faculty lectures related to the Mexican [...]
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Graduate Assistantship, Center for Undergraduate Research

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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is seeking a graduate student to support operations of the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR). Responsibilities include updating and maintaining the CUGR website and database, responding to queries from students and faculty, administering the system for requesting and reviewing grant proposals, and participation in planning and carrying out [...]
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Jemison, Black Bear Food Guild Members Talk to WVII About Local Foods

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:48

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with John Jemison, a soil and water quality specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and two members of the Black Bear Food Guild for a report about Maine’s high commitment to local foods. Jemison said people want to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown, and he has seen a lot of that interest in Maine. UMaine students and Black Bear Food Guild members Laura Goldshein and Lindy Morgan spoke about their work within the guild. The Black Bear Food Guild is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that is organized and managed by sustainable agriculture students and offers CSA shares to community members in an effort to increase accessibility to fresh, seasonal produce.

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WABI Interviews Colburn About Filing Taxes

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:47

Steven Colburn, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Maine, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) for a report about filing taxes and the April 15 deadline. Colburn said when it comes to filing taxes, people tend to procrastinate because they’re likely afraid of making a mistake. He suggested filers use last year’s return as a guide to help complete this year’s taxes, if their income is roughly the same as it was last year. “If there is a big increase in income then it makes it a little more complicated,” he said.

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UMaine Volunteers Educate Brewer Students About Healthy Living, WVII Reports

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:47

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine was one of a few organizations to gather at the Brewer Community School to educate the students about healthy living during the school’s fifth annual health fair. The event included hands-on activities that covered topics such as bullying, fire safety and nutrition.

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Phys.org Reports on UMaine Glacial Melting Research

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:46

Phys.org published an article on research conducted by a University of Maine team that found stratification of the North Atlantic Ocean contributed to summer warming and glacial melting in Scotland during the period recognized for abrupt cooling 12,900 to 11,600 years ago in the Northern Hemisphere. Prevailing scientific understanding has been that glaciers advanced in the Northern Hemisphere throughout most of the Younger Dryas Stadial (YDS) — a 1,300-year period of dramatic cooling. However, the researchers determined carbon-dated bog sediment indicates the 9,500-square-kilometer ice cap over Rannoch Moor in Scotland retreated at least 500 years before the end of the YDS.

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Korea Times Interviews Mandzik About UMaine Programs for International Students

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:45

The Korea Times spoke with Carol Mandzik, manager of Business Graduate Programs and Executive Education and Internship Programs at the University of Maine, about what educational programs the university offers to international students. “At UMaine, students can double-major within or outside their primary discipline of study, and also choose a concentration, a minor or even opt into the five-year MBA program,” Mandzik said, adding students can save time and money by choosing a double-major or getting a jumpstart on their MBA.

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Pen Bay Pilot Reports on UMaine Extension Plant Orders, Pickup Sites

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:44

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is taking orders for highbush blueberry plants, asparagus crowns and strawberry plants until May 1. Plants will be available for pickup May 17 at various locations throughout the state, including the Knox-Lincoln Extension office in Waldoboro and the the Waldo Extension office in Waldo. Proceeds from the “Grow it Right!” sale go toward scholarships for UMaine Extension’s statewide Master Gardener Volunteer Program and fund statewide community-based horticulture projects.

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Press Herald Interviews UMaine Career Specialist About Pre-Med Program

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:43

Crisanne Blackie, the University of Maine’s health and legal professions career specialist, spoke to the Portland Press Herald for an article about a report that states Maine is likely to suffer a shortage of medical professionals unless the industry boosts student enrollment at health care-related schools and recruits more workers from outside Maine. The report was published by the Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information. Blackie said UMaine is trying to maintain an adequate number of doctors in the state by taking part in the Maine Track Program. The program is a partnership among Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Maine Medical Center in Portland and Maine colleges and universities that allows pre-med students in Maine to compete for fast-tracked enrollment at Tufts University’s medical school.

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New Balance Field House and Memorial Gym Project Update

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:39

New Balance Field House will be closed May 12 for approximately 16 weeks to complete the exterior improvements as part of the $15 million renovation project that includes Memorial Gym.

The facility’s exterior renovations include replacing approximately 22,000 square feet of insulated wall system and installing 5,200 square feet of windows. The 8-foot windows at the top of the facility’s high walls are key to filling the interior with ambient light, comparable to the original design of the field house when it was constructed in 1924. The windows were replaced by insulation in the late 1970s.

The exterior renovations were deferred until summer to accommodate the indoor track season, and will not deter the annual Special Olympics on campus or UMaine’s many youth sports camps.

The Pit in Memorial Gym closed for five weeks beginning April 7 for the installation of a sprinkler system. During that time, work will also begin for new and renovated men’s and women’s sports locker rooms.

All renovations and construction are scheduled be completed as early as September. The project is one of UMaine’s major initiatives under Pathway 5, Stewardship of Place: Restoring the Dream, of the Blue Sky Plan.

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David Wells Featured Soloist for Jazz Ensemble Concert

University of Maine News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:38

The University of Maine Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Minsky Recital Hall.

Associate professor of trumpet Jack Burt directs the 20-piece big band, which performs music from all periods of jazz, including swing band music, bebop, fusion and funk.

David Wells will be the featured soloist on saxophone. The Maine-based jazz saxophonist teaches at Bates College and the University of Maine at Augusta. He has recorded or performed with Rosemary Clooney, funk pioneer Zigaboo Modeliste and comedian Don Rickles, as well as many Maine jazz musicians and ensembles.

Tickets are $9 or free with a student MaineCard. For tickets, call 207.581.4721. For disability accommodations, call 207.581.1755.

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Finding Home in Franco America

University of Maine News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:39

The Franco-American Centre and Franco American Studies program at the University of Maine will host the spring symposium “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America” April 25–26.

The series of free events, sponsored by the UMaine Humanities Initiative and  le Ministère des Relations internationales, Francophonie et Commerce extérieur du Québec, will take place on the Orono campus from 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

“Questions of ‘home’ and of ‘place’ can walk a line between the public and private spaces that take shape for each of us as individuals and as community members,” says Jacob Albert, a research associate at the Franco-American Centre. “We’re really excited to offer a forum for some powerful writers and thinkers to address these kinds of universal questions that are especially important for thinking about cultural identity.”

Keynote speaker and Canadian author Clark Blaise will read from his work-in-progress, “The Kerouac Who Never Was,” from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25.

Blaise is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa where he was the director of the International Writing Program. He also is the founder of the post-graduate program in creative writing at Concordia University. He has written more than 20 books, including “I Had a Father: A Post-Modern Autobiography,” “The Meagre Tarmac” and the Pearson Prize-winning “Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time.”

The symposium will feature readings from other acclaimed writers including Jane Martin, Ron Currie Jr., Rhea Côté Robbins and Steven Riel; panel discussions by scholars from New England and Canada on “Franco Elections, Activism and Public Opinion,” “Historical Reflections on Place and Identity,” and “Franco American Archives and Collections in New England;” and a screening of the film “Le grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road: A Franco-American Odyssey)” directed by Herménégilde Chiasson.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Albert at jacob.albert@maine.edu or 207.581.3795. A full symposium program is available online.

This symposium features precisely the sorts of interdisciplinary perspectives on a topic of regional significance that the Humanities Initiative aims to promote,” says Justin Wolff, UMHI director and an associate professor of art history at UMaine.

The UMaine Humanities Initiative (UMHI), housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and established in 2010, advances the teaching, research and community outreach of the arts and humanities to enrich the lives of all Maine residents.

More information about the UMHI is online.

Contact: Elyse Kahl, 207.581.3747

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