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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



1st Place: Theodore Wilhite

2nd Place: Amy Pierce

3rd Place: John Bell



1st Place: Julie Riley

2nd Place: Amy Pierce

3rd Place: Jessica LeClair



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.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2014 Graduate Student Photo & Video Contests Open

The UMaine Graduate School solicits photo submissions for Graduate Student Photography Contest. The contest is open to all UMaine graduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($50), and 3rd place ($25) in each of three categories: grad student life, grad student research, and grad student teaching. The submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  For more information, see the guidelines and submission information.  

Guidelines and Submission Information for the Photography Contest

Photography Contest Application

Photo Release Form


2014-2015 Award Recipients Announced

The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship (CDRA)

Alex Bajcz Ecology and Environmental Science
Jie Cao Marine Biology
Paige Case Chemical Engineering
Jessica Clark Physics
Kourtney Collum Anthropology & Environmental Policy
Raymond Flagg Computer Engineering
John Sullivan Intermedia
Kevin Sullivan Psychology
Lisa Weatherly Biomedical Sciences
William Weathers Mathematics


Dean's Fellowship

Amamihe Onwuachumba Electrical & Computer Engineering


Michael J. Eckardt Dissertation Fellowship in MEIF Areas (Formerly MEIF)

Spring Thesis Workshop 2014

Join Crystal from the Graduate School on Monday, February 26th from 4-6pm in the Graduate Commons of Stodder Hall for an informative session about how to format your thesis or dissertation!  She will be covering common mistakes along with samples of what to do.  Please email the "Thesis Workshop" folder in FirstClass or with your current degree program to register.  Call 207-581-3291 with any questions.


New Book on Advising and Mentoring Doctoral Students by UM Faculty Member Susan Gardner

Did you know that only a little over half of all doctoral students will complete their degrees?  Did you know that a positive relationship with the doctoral advisor has been repeatedly found to be a significant predictor of doctoral student retention and completion?

Most faculty who advise doctoral students do so in one of two ways: Emulate their own advisor (because it was a good experience) or do the exact opposite of their own advisor (because it was a poor one). Rarely are faculty provided with guidance, professional development, or even research related to how to best advise doctoral students. This handbook, written by two experts on doctoral education, provides evidence-based practices, policies, and resources to assist faculty advisors and their doctoral advisees.

To read the new book by UM Faculty Member Susan Gardner about Advising and Mentoring Doctoral Students, find it on

Graduate School Solicits Nominations for 2014-15 Graduate Fellowships, Assistantships, and Scholarships

To: Department Chairs, Graduate Board Members, Graduate Coordinators, and Administrative Assistants
From: Dean Sandweiss and Associate Dean Delcourt
Date: January 7, 2014

RE: Open Nominations for 2014-15 Financial Awards

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year (see HERE for 2014-2015 Award Nomination Guidelines).  The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is Friday, February 7, 2014, and the nomination for scholarships and the teaching fellowship is Monday, March 3, 2014.  All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator via the Graduate School website.  Graduate Coordinators will need to create an account, and apply for a "faculty" role in order to access the e-nominationforms.  If there are any questions, please send an email to and Crystal will assist you.

Information about the Financial Awards is also available on the Graduate School website within the Faculty Hub.  Faculty members will need to create an account ( to view this information, if they have not done so already.

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