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2014 Graduate School Orientation Information

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

2014 Recognition Ceremony Speeches: Honorary Guest Dan Churchill and GSG President Jeffrey Falvey

Dan Churchill’s speech to the Graduate Faculty and Student Recognition Ceremony (aka the Hooding Ceremony) on May 9, 2014.

Dan Churchill is a 1963 Engineering Physics graduate of the University who has had a distinguished career in government service and business. Over the last decade, Dan and his wife Betty have provided critically important resources and inspiration to graduate students in the Climate Change Institute and the School of Policy and International Affairs through the Churchill Exploration Fund and the Churchill Internship Fund. Not only were these programs beautifully conceived to leverage maximum impact, Dan has also been deeply interested in the students and their work. In several cases at least they have become good friends, and Dan’s interest has been hugely encouraging. Dan has also given tremendous time and effort as the Chair of the School of Policy and International Affairs Advisory Board, a group of outstanding individuals who have enhanced the SPIA program immensely under Dan’s leadership.

This is a wonderful occasion – you are being hooded today, and very well deserved that is.  It is also a wonderful opportunity for me, as hooding cannot be finished until I have talked at you for a few minutes. 

GSBSE Director David Neivandt wins Genco Award

On April 9th, 2014, at the Annual Banquet of the Pulp and Paper Foundation, Dr. David Neivandt received the Joseph M. Genco Award for his stellar research, teaching, and service. Dr. Neivandt is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of UMaine's Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

 

Award Citation: The Joseph M. Genco Award for Pulp and Paper Industry Support is given annually to the University of Maine employee who has demonstrated exemplary support of the Pulp and Paper Industry through either outstanding research that has the potential to significantly improve the viability of the industry, and/or through innovative student recruitment to help provide the next generation of Pulp and Paper Engineers and Leaders, and/or through innovative teaching that inspires current engineering students.

27th Annual Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition (Hooding) Ceremony Information Available

The 27th Annual Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition (Hooding) Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm at the Alfond Arena.  A reception in Wells Conference Center will immediately follow.  For more information please see the appropriate link below, or contact the Graduate School at umhooding@maine.edu or 207.581.3291. 

STEM/SBS Women Career Awards and Panel Discussion

Please join us as we recognize the career achievements of three amazing UMaine women faculty and discuss how the challenges and opportunities for women pursuing of careers in the STEM and Social and Behavior Sciences has changed and how they have stayed the same over the past few decades!

See attached flyer!

GradExpo 2014 Winners

The Graduate Student Government and Graduate School are pleased to announce the award recipients for the following awards: 

President’s Research Impact Award: Spencer Meyer

Innovation Award: Spencer Meyer

Provost Teaching Award

1st Place:  Rebecca White

2nd Place: John Bell

3rd Place: Matthew McEntee
 

Mentoring Award

1st Place: Brittany Cline

2nd Place: Agnes Taylor

3rd Place: Kara Lorion

 

Grad Videography Award:

Hari Prasath Palani

 

Grad Photography Awards

Graduate Student Life Category

1st Place: Eva Manandhar

2nd Place: Brett Lerner

3rd Place: Corey Cole

Graduate Student Research Category

1st Place: Amy Pierce

2nd Place: Timothy Godaire

3rd Place: Robin Arnold

 

PechaKucha

1st Place: Theodore Wilhite

2nd Place: Amy Pierce

3rd Place: John Bell

 

Intermedia

1st Place: Julie Riley

2nd Place: Amy Pierce

3rd Place: Jessica LeClair

 

Oral

Arts & Humanities

1st Place: Rebecca White

2nd Place: Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed

3rd Place: Ian Jesse

 

Natural Sciences

1st Place: Brianna Hughes

The Higher Degree 2014 Issue Available

The 2014 Graduate School Newsletter, The Higher Degree is available.  Check out the features, including information about the first Graduate School Dean, George Davis Chase.  

Stodder Graduate Community Coordinator Position Announcement

Graduate Community Coordinator
Stodder Hall
2014-15 Academic Year



 

GSG Expo Schedule Available

The Graduate Student Government's GradExpo will be held on April 3rd & 4th in the IMRC Building (Stewart Hall).  For a schedule of events, please go here.

Graduate School Open House - April 2nd

The University of Maine Graduate School will be hosting a Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4-6:30 p.m. on April 2nd in the Graduate Commons (Room 57) of Stodder Hall for those interested in pursuing graduate education at UMaine. Doctorate degrees are available in 30 areas of study and the master’s degree may be earned in more than 75 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences and engineering to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders, global policy and social work. The event will include refreshments and raffle giveaways.

 

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