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Agenda's Available: 2012 New TA's & New Graduate Student Orientations Announced!

All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's annual orientation on August 29th and 30th. The TA Orientation will be conducted in Stodder Hall, and the New Graduate Student Orientation will be conducted at Neville Hall in Room 100.

Please continue to check back for more information about orientation, including agendas!

Orientation Invitation

TA Orientation Agenda

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

The University of Maine Introduces Several New On-line Graduate Programs

The University of Maine is pleased to announce the creation of several new on-line graduate certificate and master's degree programs.  Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees have recently been approved in both Bioinformatics and Engineering and Business.  Additionally, graduate certificates have recently been approved in Digital Curation, Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Technology Coordinator, Nursing Education, and Response to Intervention for Behavior.

Courses for these master's degrees and certificates may all be taken on-line.  Additional information on individual programs as well as application and course registration instructions are available at:

GA's and Other Graduate Student Employees Must Complete Mandatory Security Training Beginning in Summer 2012

Graduate assistants and other graduate student employees must complete mandatory information security training beginning in Summer 2012.  Please see the attached memo from the Office of Student Employment.

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
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