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‘Frozen’ Screening on Football Stadium Scoreboard Postponed

University of Maine News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:45

Due to predicted thunderstorms, the University of Maine’s free screening of the movie “Frozen” originally slated for Wednesday, July 23 has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24. The movie will be played on the Harold Alfond Stadium’s new high-definition scoreboard. The event is free and open to the public.

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WABI Reports on UMaine Museum of Art’s New 17-Year Lease

University of Maine News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:56

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine Museum of Art has begun a new 17-year lease with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, maintaining the downtown Bangor location it has occupied in Norumbega Hall for more than a decade. The lease was approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees in May, and the Bangor City Council penned a letter of support for the deal. “Our role is to expose the community to new art forms that they may not typically be able to see here in Maine and bring those significant artists in. That’s really an important role of the university and the university land grant mission of service and community engagement, so the downtown location certainly extends the university’s reach,” said George Kinghorn, executive director and curator of the UMaine Museum of Art. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the museum.

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UMaine Student Talks with Bill Green About Herons

University of Maine News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:55

University of Maine student Ray Peck spoke with Bill Green for a segment on WLBZ (Channel 2) about Maine’s declining heron population. This summer, Peck is assisting biologist Danielle D’Auria of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. To study the birds, Peck and D’Auria are visiting dozens of heron colonies and monitoring bird behavior and reproductive rates. “There’s an aura to them — the way they act, the way they look,” Peck said. “They don’t look like they should be able to fly but they do. They’re really beautiful creatures; really amazing.”

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Maine Edge Publishes Report on Wireless Leak Detection Research for ISS

University of Maine News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:53

The Maine Edge published an article about University of Maine researchers receiving funds to design and test a wireless leak detection system for the International Space Station (ISS). The project was one of five in the nation to receive funding from NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for research and technology development onboard ISS. Ali Abedi, a UMaine associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a three-year, $100,000 NASA grant through the Maine Space Grant Consortium in Augusta for the project. “This will be a great training experience for our students to learn how to take a prototype out of the lab, and not only to the field but also to space,” Abedi said.

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Maine Policy Review Piece Topic of MPBN Interview

University of Maine News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:52

John Dorrer, a consultant with Georgetown University’s Center on Education in the Workplace, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for a report based on his Maine Policy Review article, “Do we have the workforce skills for Maine’s innovation economy?”

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Video: Open Access Repositories, Copyright Laws, and Digital Commons for Graduate Students

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Kimberly Sawtelle offered a workshop for graduate students on open access repositories, copyright laws and Digital Commons in the spring 2014. She made this video of her presentation for people to have access to her wonderful workshop. Enjoy!  
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Volunteer opportunities

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Volunteer Opportunities This document was put together by the philanthropy committee in February 2014. To add resources, contact: gsgopdofficer@gmail.com
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Workshop: LinkedIn – November 8th

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Questions, please email: gsgopdofficer@gmail.com    
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Workshop: Grant Writing 101 – November 14th

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
To register, please email: gsgopdofficer@gmail.com  
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Grants Deadline is 4:00 pm on October 4th, 2013!

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
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

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
Please join us at the Annual Graduate School Picnic!!!  
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April 2013 Newsletter

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Click to view the April 2013 GSG Newsletter
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February 2013 Newsletter

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Click to view the February 2013 GSG Newsletter
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Fall 2012 Newsletter

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Click here to view the Fall 2012 GSG Newsletter
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Announcing 2013 Switzer Fellowships

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:47
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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2014 Graduate School Orientation Information

Grad School NEWS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:05

All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's Annual Orientations on August 27th and 28th. The TA Orientation will be conducted in Stodder Hall on Wednesday, August 27th, and the New Graduate Student Orientation will be conducted at Neville Hall in Room 101 on Thursday, August 28th.  Please continue to check here for updated agendas (below). 

Orientation Invitation

New Teaching Assistant Orientation Agenda

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

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‘Frozen’ to be Screened for Free on New Football Stadium Scoreboard

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:37

The University of Maine will screen the movie “Frozen” on the Harold Alfond Stadium’s new high-definition scoreboard at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 30-by-20-foot video board is located in the end zone next to the field house parking lot facing Morse Field at Alfond Stadium.

The new scoreboard includes features such as HD video display and instant replay. It also will provide the opportunity for enhanced fan interaction, including live remote fan shots, video engagement, and posted tweets and texts.

The scoreboard was funded by an $800,000 gift from UMaine benefactors Phillip and Susan Morse.

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Khalil, Mason Awarded Research Funds from Maine Cancer Foundation, AP Reports

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:36

The Associated Press reported Andre Khalil, an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maine, and Michael Mason, an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at UMaine, were among seven researchers to receive funds from the Maine Cancer Foundation to study the origins and potential cures for cancer. The foundation awarded a total of $839,000. Khalil received nearly $180,000 to study breast cancer, and Mason was awarded nearly $220,000 to research leukemia. WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and The Republic carried the AP report. The Maine Cancer Foundation also published research profiles on Mason and Khalil.

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Longtime UMaine Baseball Coach Winkin Passes Away, Media Report

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:34

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2), Examiner.com, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Sun Journal reported longtime University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin passed away July 19. He was 94. Winkin spent 22 seasons leading the Black Bears, compiled a 642–430–3 record with the team, and helped the school reach the College World Series six times, the AP reported. Winkin started his career at Colby College and after retiring from the University of Maine coached at Husson College. Winkin won 1,043 games during his time at Colby College, UMaine and Husson University, and was inducted into 11 halls of fame, including the College Baseball Hall of Fame last year, according to the BDN. Miami Herald and SeacoastOnline carried the AP report.

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Press Herald Interviews Coffin About Free Tomato Plants

University of Maine News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:32

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Extension educator Donna Coffin about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County handing out free tomato plants. In June, staff members and volunteers handed out 220 cherry tomato plants and donated 50 to prisoners at the Charleston Correctional Facility, hoping to inspire new vegetable gardeners, the article states. “The idea is if they start with one tomato, it is not as intimidating,” Coffin said.

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