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Attention Graduate Students: Make Your Room Selection for Stodder Hall Now!

Housing Services is now taking applications for graduate students wanting to live on-campus in Stodder Hall for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.  Information about the proposed graduate housing rates can be found here.

Students living in Stodder Hall have the following amenities available to them:

  • Local telephone service with voice mail (student provides phone)
  • Cable television service provided by Time Warner Cable
  • Computer and network jacks
  • Washers and dryers ($28 per semester in Laundry Funds is included in the room rate and is accessed through the MaineCard)
  • Vending area
  • Kitchen and Lounge space on each floor
  • Primarily graduate student housing
  • Limited space on the 3rd floor for older undergraduate students with approval from the Graduate school
  • Limited small single occupancy
  • Single room occupancy
  • Limited double room occupancy
  • Continuous Housing
  • Smoke-free
  • Faculty Member-in-Residence



2012 Graduate Student/Faculty Recognition Ceremony Information Available

The 2012 Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Alfond Arena.  A reception in the Field House will immediately follow.  For more information please see the appropriate letter below, or contact Dottie Poisson: or 581-3217.

We hope to see you there!

2012-2013 Award Recipients Announced

The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship (CDRA)

John Bell Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Christopher Bennett Spatial Information Sciences & Engineering
Zhao Cai Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elena Korotkikh Earth Sciences
Sarah Morehead Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Ravikant Patil Chemical Engineering
Katharine Ruskin Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Jennifer Sauve Clinical Psychology
Daniel Stich Wildlife Ecology
Rebecca White History

Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Fair

Problem solving at the local, state and national levels calls for an interdisciplinary approach. UMaine is becoming known as a nimble institution that builds effective interdisciplinary research partnerships.

IDR can address some of the most pressing issues that confront us including among others:

Energy • Sustainability • Hazing Climate Change • Food & Nutrition• Seafood & Aquaculture• Improving STEM Education

Current IDR successes on our campus remind us to be innovative by seeking to join ongoing projects or by initiating new collaborations that support a broader multidisciplinary research agenda.

Let’s capitalize on our momentum and expand opportunities for participation by exploring the future of IDR.

This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty, instructors, staff and graduate students.

Friday, March 23, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 p.m.

Bangor Room, Memorial Union
Please register by March 19
Call: 581-3439

Center for Teaching Excellence and Assessment 2012 Graduate Teaching Award Nominations Open

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Assessment (CETA) are taking applications for two graduate teaching assistant awards, Solo Instructor and Teaching Assistant.  Members of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment’s Steering Committee will review portfolios.  

Applications are due at the CETA office (229 Alumni Hall) by Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5pm.

The winner in each category will be contacted by the Director of the Center by Wednesday, April 11, and will receive a framed award and a credit award.  If you have any questions, please contact Gail Agrell at 581-3472.  Please click here for more information about applying for these awards. 

Publishing Scholarly Writing Lectures


Publishing Scholarly Writing from the Editors' Point of View program will bring three distinguished editors of leading journals to campus to discuss the scholarly publishing process:
  • R. Brooks Hanson of Science - Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
  • Stephen Depoe of Environmental Communication - Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
  • Robert Wilson of The American Scholar - Monday, April 9, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
Each will deliver a public lecture (with Q&A) on the scholarly publishing process in science, social science, and the humanities. Although intended primarily for graduate students and faculty, these events will be free and open to the public.
No Registration is required for the events sponsored by Bailey Professor of Speech & Theatre, The Graduate School, Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, The Vice President for Research, University Relations, and the Department of Communication and Journalism

UMaine IMFA Students Participate in Augusta ArtWalk

Bringing together artists from the UMA and UMO communities,the Augusta ArtWalk will include a group exhibition of artwork by current students and recent graduates of the four-year-old University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts (IMFA) Program.

The exhibition, titled Juxtapositions and hosted by the UMA Department of Art, runs from January 30 – February 17, with gallery hours from noon-3pm, Monday – Friday. For more information about the Juxtapositions exhibition and the individual artists participating in it, see 

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