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2011 GradExpo Schedule Announced

The Graduate Student Government has released a schedule of the 2011 GradExpo (Graduate Academic Exposition), formerly the Graduate Research Exposition, which takes place on April 21st and 22nd at the Wells Conference Center.  For two full days, entrants-who are selected from UMaine graduate students-present their work in an academically competitive atmosphere. Entries may consist of an academic poster presentation, art installation or performance, oral presentation, and—new this year—PechaKucha for those who wish to try an exciting new way of presenting information.  Originating from Japan, the format for PechaKucha enables the presenter to showcase 20 slides in 20 seconds.  The slides are set on a timer, and move forward while the presenter speaks about each slide.

Also new for this year, entrants will be divided into separate academic categories and will compete against other graduate students in similar fields: Physical Sciences and Technology (Physics, Mechanical Engineering, etc.); Natural Sciences (Forestry, Ecology and Environmental Science, etc.); Liberal Arts I (Economics, Sociology, Communications, etc.); and Liberal Arts II (English, Modern Languages, Intermedia, etc.). We hope that this organization will level the playing field while also facilitating the judging of the event.
    Guidelines and entry forms will be available on the GSG website in late January for each of the categories. Submission will be online through the GSG website.  Click here for a full schedule of events.  Mark your calendars now!

Nominations for 2011-12 Financial Awards Now Open

Posted January 12, 2011

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year (see guidelines and e-nomination form in the
Faculty Hub).  The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is February 11, 2011, and the nomination for scholarships is March 4, 2011.  All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator to  For more information about the awards, please visit the Faculty HubFaculty members will need to create an account ( to view this information, if they have not done so already.

A separate nomination process for Presidential Teaching Fellowships will begin soon with a deadline of March 4, 2011.

Graduate School Introduces New Online Application

The Graduate School is proud to announce that their new online application is live!  The student group ASAP, led by New Media Professor Michael Scott in collaboration with the Graduate School staff were able to implement the new application after many months of design, implementation and testing.  The new application is very easy to navigate and will finally allow applicants to pay their application fee online.  For information on how to apply to the Graduate School, and to take a peek at the application, please click here

Clutter: An Exhibition of Junk and Stuff

Posted December 8, 2010

Ten students will be featured in Clutter: An Exhibition of Junk and Stuff on Friday, December 10th from 5 - 7:30 pm at 29 Broad Street in Bangor.  The exhibition is open for one night only in an unused storefront courtesy of Bill and Lisa Chaplain who agreed to allow the students to use the space.  The exhibition will showcase the artists ideas, thoughts and feelings of what "clutter" means to them.  Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia student Allison Melton said of the exhibition,  “an idea comes from the brain, previous experiences, and you sift through them and that’s how we came up with the idea of clutter.”

The free exhibition is in collaboration with the University of Maine New Media Department. Refreshments will be served and local musicians will be performing electronic music compositions throughout the night.  For information, e-mail Allison Melton at

For the full story featured in the Bangor Daily News, click here.

Human Rights and Activist "Woman of Courage" to Speak at UMaine

Article Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News- A former Zimbabwe radio broadcaster will speak at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Bangor Public Library and at 11 a.m. the same day in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union at the University of Maine.

College of Education and Human Development to offer master’s in special education with a specialization in early intervention.

Article courtesy of the Bangor Daily News -  A $1.2 million grant will allow the University of Maine to begin preparing more and better-qualified early intervention special education teachers to serve the increasing number of Maine children with disabilities.

Graduate School Holiday Party and Celebration of Assistantship and Fellowship Awardees

Dean and Associate Provost of Graduate Studies Dan Sandweiss and Associate Dean Scott Delcourt are pleased to invite you for light refreshments at the Graduate School’s Holiday Celebration.  We will also recognize the recipients of various fellowship and assistantship awards from the past two years.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
4pm - 5:30pm
57 Stodder Hall
Light Refreshments

Intermedia MFA Program Launches New Website

The Intermedia MFA has launched a new web site this week with many new features. It includes an INTERMEDIA space gallery section and a featured student section, as well as a lot of other great resources and information about  their growing program.

Partnership Between UM and Dickinson College in PA to Facilitate Priority Admission to UM's Master of Arts in Global Policy

The University of Maine President Robert Kennedy, and the Dickinson College President William Durden, have signed an articulation agreement to formalize academic collaboration in areas of mutual strength and interest.  The new arrangement will facilitate priority admission of Dickinson students into the UMaine Master of Arts in Global Policy program in the School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).

Beginning in the fall of 2011, eligible Dickinson graduates can begin academically preparing for a fifth-year Master’s of Global Policy degree at UMaine, which they could earn in 15 months of graduate study, according to Jim Settele, assistant director of SPIA. Dickinson students who are conditionally accepted into the program would take courses during their senior year that would be applied toward the master’s degree upon matriculation at UMaine. Similarly, UMaine students interested in pursing a master’s in global policy through SPIA also could begin preparing as undergraduates for the “four-plus-one” program.

For the full story, please click here.

The Graduate School Unveils Newsletter "The Higher Degree"

The Graduate School is proud to unveil the inaugural edition of their newsletter The Higher Degree.  The newsletter will be published every September and January and includes information for everyone.  Enjoy!

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