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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 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



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.


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