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Academic Advising Workshop: Monday, September 29th at Buchanan Alumni House

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:47
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center (CLAS) is hosting the 3rd annual Academic Advising Workshop for faculty, staff, and graduate assistants covering a wide variety of advising topics. This workshop will better acquaint anyone with some form of advising responsibilities regarding the rigors of student advising. The workshop is designed to provide additional resources for addressing complex questions often asked by students and/or advisees. Please view the information below and consider attending at least one of the 50 minute sessions being offered by our wonderful presenters. 

 

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Ph.D. Student in History, Elisa Sance Attends Week-long Forum at University of Saint Boniface

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:26

Elisa Sance, a doctoral student in History was one of 50 participants chosen from 400 applicants throughout Canada, the United States, Caribbean, and South America to attend the Forum Des Jeunes Ambassadeurs De La Francophonie Des Ameriques at the University of Saint-Boniface in Winnipeg, Canada. Over the course of this week long event held this June, Sance attended lectures, workshops, screenings, and discussions promoting the French language and culture, intercultural dialog, and the use of new media. The Forum also aimed at strengthening the participants' leadership skills through a series of hands-on workshops and discussions. The six days were life changing for Sance who has been awarded the title of Ambassador of the French-Speaking World in the Americas, along with all her fellow participants. She is now part of a strong network of people involved in the promotion of the French language and culture in the Americas and is looking forward to give a hand with future projects. The Forum was organized by the Centre de la Francophonie des Ameriques, in Quebec, which strives to promote the French language and culture within the Americas.

Sance is a May 2014 graduate from the Master of Arts in French program at UMaine.  For her doctoral studies, she plans to focus on language policies  in the 1960's and 70's in New Brunswick, and their effect on people in Northern Maine.  She is also serving as the Vice President for the Graduate Student Government and is organizing the 2015 GradExpo among her other duties.

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Spencer Meyer, A Recent Ph.D. Alumnus in the School of Forest Resources, Receives 2014 President's Research Impact Award

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:12

Posted September 2, 2014

Spencer Meyer, Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Resources May 2014 graduate who worked with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) through the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources has received, along with his faculty advisors Dr. Rob Lilieholm and Dr. Chris Cronan, has been awarded the 2014 President’s Research Impact Award for the development of a sophisticated online mapping tool that allows Maine communities to visualize future landscape scenarios in localized areas.

A member of SSI’s Alternative Futures Team, Dr. Meyer led the development of the Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM) over four years with team leader Lilieholm, Associate Professor of Forest Policy, Cronan, Professor of Plant Biology and Ecology, and Michelle Johnson, an SSI doctoral candidate in UMaine’s Ecology and Environmental Science program. The groundbreaking tool will allow town planners, conservationists, developers, and the general public to better understand and manage community assets – both in terms of conservation and economic development – now and in the future.

Dr. Meyer, who has been at UMaine for 12 years as both a student and staff member, has been accepted into The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) NatureNet Fellows Program and will begin a two-year fellowship at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies this fall. Dr. Meyer will work together with Yale and TNC colleagues to address questions about how to prioritize future conservation efforts to sustain the environmental and economic benefits of utilizing forests as natural infrastructure.

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Fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH Grants Process Webinar - September 12th

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:50
A webinar of the Fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH Grants Process (information) will be broadcast on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 12:45pm – 3pm in the Graduate Commons (Room 57) of Stodder Hall   This opportunity is made possible through the generosity of our colleagues at the University of New Hampshire and is open to all UMaine faculty, researchers, post-docs, staff, and graduate students who are interested in learning more about the NIH grants process.  A flyer for posting and distribution is attached.  See below for additional information about The National Institutes of Health.   Please RSVP your attendance via email to:  jason.charland@maine.edu and feel free to contact Jason Charland directly with any questions about this event.
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Graduate School Picnic for Graduate Faculty, Staff, Students, and their Families

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:54

The Graduate School is pleased to invite all graduate faculty, support staff, graduate students and their families to the Annual Graduate School Picnic on September 23, 2014 from 4-6PM on the Stodder Hall Patio (East side).  The event will be held rain or shine.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

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2014 Graduate School Orientation Information

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 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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Dr. Dan Tillapaugh, Presenting a Webinar on the Higher Education Program at UMaine

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00

On Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EST, Dr. Dan Tillapaugh will be presenting a program overview webinar for prospective students interested in learning more about the Higher Education program at UMaine.  Interested students should visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mainehighered2015

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UMaine Ph.D. in Communication Alumna, Hollie Smith New Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:06

Posted August 18, 2014

Dr. Hollie Smith, a recent doctoral graduate in UMaine’s Communication and Journalism program will be moving to Rhode Island to be an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island.  Smith, a member of the Knowledge to Action team, worked on a variety of different projects that looked at how to involve stakeholders into the research process and make knowledge more accessible and applicable to different stakeholder groups. Her research focused on the intersection of science, policy, and media as they relate to environmental issues. 

Among other achievements including a number of co-authored publications during her time at UMaine, Dr. Smith placed first in the GradExpo's Oral Presentation for the Social Sciences fields this past April.  

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Application Period Open

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)     NSF Graduate Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study.   Individuals are typically eligible to apply: 1.  During the senior year of college; 2.  After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school; 3.  During the first year of graduate school; or 4.  Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.   Applicants must have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or its equivalent as of August 1, 2014.  

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