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February 21, 2008 - Sigma Xi: Honor Society of Scientists and Engineers

Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields.

Archived News 2007

UMaine Graduate Stipends to Increase Again

January 14, 2007

Graduate Assistant Stipend Increase

We are very pleased to announce that effective Fall 06, the minimum graduate assistantship stipend will again increase from $11,000 to $11,500 for a nine-month academic year appointment. All graduate assistantship positions administered through the Graduate School and all work-study assistantship positions will receive the increase immediately. Any other half-time (20 hrs/week) assistantships which provide compensation at a level that is not equivalent to $11,500 for the academic year should make plans to increase to this level within the next year.

We wish to thank President Kennedy, Provost ad interim Mahon , Vice President Eckardt and Vice President Waldron, and the members of the Graduate Board Executive Committee for their efforts on behalf of our graduate student population.

-Daniel H. Sandweiss, Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

-Scott G. Delcourt, Associate Dean

UMaine's Agricultural Doctoral Programs Ranked Nationally

January 16, 2007

Academic Analytics, which ranks graduate programs by faculty scholarly activity in various areas, has rated UMaine’s agronomy and crop sciences number five nationally, trailing only the University of Arizona, Cornell University, the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and the University of California-Davis. Immediately behind UMaine are Purdue University and Penn State University. In the broader area of agricultural sciences, UMaine is ranked ninth. More information is available on the Chronicle of Higher EducationWeb site.

 

Archived News 2006

The University of Maine to offer a new Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences

February 10, 2006

The recently established University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) will offer a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences with concentrations in molecular and cellular biology; neuroscience; biomedical engineering; and functional genomics. Applications are currently being accepted for admission in Fall 2006. Students admitted to the GSBS will receive full fellowship support, including a stipend, tuition support, and health insurance benefits. 

Collaborating with the University of Maine in creating the school are: The Jackson Laboratory, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, University of Southern Maine, and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Eastern Maine Healthcare's Maine Institute for Human Genetics. Other research centers such as the Institute for Molecular Biophysics will also be involved in the new biomedical sciences program. All of the partners will collaborate in offering classes and mentoring graduate students. 

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