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Morin Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:38

Lisa Morin, coordinator of the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism at the University of Maine, received the Excellence in Volunteer Administration Award at the 28th annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism, presided over by first lady Ann LePage.

Morin has helped launch several successful programs at UMaine, including Welcome Weekend Day of Service, GobbleFest and Black Bear Leaders.

“These multifaceted programs take on challenges presented by the community and incorporate thoughtful reflections to help students understand how their service impacts themselves as well as the community,” the award announcement reads.

According to a media release from the Governor’s Office, “the winners are selected because their efforts and leadership have made a significant difference in the quality of life for Maine residents.”

Three other individuals and two organizations were also honored at the ceremony, held annually during National Volunteer Week in April.

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‘Making it in Maine’ Business Conference, Networking Event April 25

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:37

The University of Maine Alumni Association invites UMaine students, faculty, staff and alumni to the Black Bear Business Conference “Making it in Maine: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology in the 21st Century” on Friday, April 25 at the Buchanan Alumni House on the UMaine campus.

A half-day, intensive conference from 1 to 5:30 p.m. is designed to bring Maine’s small-business owners and entrepreneurs together with UMaine faculty, economic development staff, business students and successful Maine business leaders to share ideas, strategies and techniques that promote growth. The day’s program includes presentations; tours; exhibits; and panel discussions on topics such as marketing, financing, technology and innovation engineering.

The conference will be followed by a networking event and reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The reception will feature a showcase of innovators and entrepreneurs who are helping to build Maine’s economic future, such as keynote speaker, Desmond Fitzgerald, entrepreneur in residence for the Maine Venture Fund.

Registration is required and student attendance is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Students, faculty and staff can attend for free, and alumni registration is $25. The deadline for online registration is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. To register after April 22, participants can call 800.934.2586, ext. 11146. More information, including a complete schedule and registration forms, is available online.

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Brewer Talks to MPBN About Maine Governor Race Poll

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:28

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for a report titled, “New poll shows LePage with slim lead in Maine governor’s race.” Brewer said undecided voters and supporters of Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud are the people who will decide the outcome of the election.

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Black Bear Food Guild Offering CSA Shares, WABI Reports

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:27

WABI (Channel 5) reported the Black Bear Food Guild, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that is organized and managed by students in the University of Maine’s Sustainable Agriculture program, is offering CSA shares for the season. The guild is selling full ($475), half ($300) and quarter ($175) shares. Shareholders can pick up fresh produce each week from mid-June to October at the university’s Rogers Farm.

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Village Soup Publishes Article on Commencement Speakers Gerritsen, Mallett

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:23

The Village Soup reported best-selling author and Camden resident Tess Gerritsen and singer-songwriter David Mallett will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees and share remarks at the 212th Commencement May 10 at the University of Maine. Mallett will address the 10 a.m. ceremony, and Gerritsen will speak during the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. Gerritsen has published suspense novels in 40 countries, and has sold more than 25 million copies. Mallett lives in Sebec and has a music career spanning four decades. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists.

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BDN Reports on New Balance Field House, Memorial Gym Closure for Renovations

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:22

The Bangor Daily News reported the New Balance Field House will be closed May 12 for about 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. All renovations and construction are scheduled be completed as early as September.

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Cosgrove to be Inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame, WLBZ Reports

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:22

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported Jack Cosgrove, head coach of the University of Maine football team, is one of nine people to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame on May 4 at its 39th annual awards banquet in Augusta. Other inductees include Joseph L. Ferris, who pitched for UMaine in the 1964 College World Series, and Edward J. Flaherty, an All-American performer at UMaine in 1975.

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MAAV Event to Raise Awareness, Attempt to Set World Record

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:21

The University of Maine student group Male Athletes Against Violence will sponsor an event at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in Alfond Arena to raise awareness about relationship violence.

The event, Unwrapping the Not-So-Sweet Truth of Relationship Violence, also will be an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of candies unwrapped at one time.

The current world record of 614 candies unwrapped at one time is held by Tarleton State University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include speakers and information tables by Spruce Run, Rape Response Services and the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. For those participating in the record book event, wrapped candies will be provided.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Sandy Caron, 207.581.3138.

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UMaine, O’Brien Medical Collaboration Results in Patented Device

University of Maine News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:18

O’Brien Medical announced it has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Electronic Tuning Fork, or ETF. The device offers a significant improvement over current methods used by doctors to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a common precursor to diabetic limb loss.

The development of the ETF was made possible through a collaboration with Dr. Todd O’Brien, president and founder of O’Brien Medical, and the University of Maine.

More than five years ago, O’Brien approached UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center for help developing a proof-of-concept ETF, and then worked with Bruce Segee of UMaine’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop the beta and commercial versions of the device.

Segee calls the project a perfect example of how the university can help grow the Maine economy.

A Maine electronics manufacturer has been selected to produce the ETF, and O’Brien expects the device will be available for purchase in late 2014.

The full news release is available online.

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Workshop: LinkedIn – November 8th

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
Questions, please email: gsgopdofficer@gmail.com    
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Workshop: Grant Writing 101 – November 14th

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

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
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 - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
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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Fall 2012 Newsletter

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Announcing 2013 Switzer Fellowships

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
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

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
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

Upcoming Thesis Defenses - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:52
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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