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Graduate School To Host Open House - October 29

The University of Maine Graduate School is hosting a Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4-6 p.m. on October 29 in 42 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.

UMaine Awards Howard Reiche, Jr. Master of Professional Studies Degree in Biochemistry After 60-Plus Years

On Tuesday, October 7th, The University of Maine awarded Howard Reiche, Jr. a Master of Professional Studies in Biochemistry after more than 60 years. 85-year old Reiche found out after finishing all of the work for the master's that he needed just one more undergraduate prerequisite course in order to complete the degree in the early 1950's.  “At the time, I was 21, married, with no money and the draft hanging over my head,” says Reiche. “Spending another year at UMaine to take one undergraduate course was out of the question. But it’s been on my bucket list all this time.”

Reiche (at left) is seen with Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School, Dr. Carol Kim (right) receiving his Master of Professional Studies diploma.
 
 
 
 

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

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. 

 

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

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.

Graduate School Picnic for Graduate Faculty, Staff, Students, and their Families

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.

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

Dr. Dan Tillapaugh, Presenting a Webinar on the Higher Education Program at UMaine

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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Application Period Open

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.
 

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.
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