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Graduate School Requests Nominations for Presidential Teaching Fellowship

The Graduate School requests nominations for Presidential Teaching Fellowships to be awarded in Spring 2012 to doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive exams. Two to three fellowships will be awarded depending on funding.

Each Presidential Teaching Fellow will receive a stipend of $6,800 and one credit of tuition for the Spring 2012 semester.

For more information and application guidelines, please go to the Faculty Hub.

Professional Development Roundtable

Monday Noon Research

10-3-11 beginning at 12:10pm

in Dunn Hall Rm 424

The Department of Communication and Journalism Graduate Student Association will be discussing issues including how to build professional social networks, applying for research and travel related grants, as well as how to successfully manage work/life balance and boundaries. We invite all participants to bring one example of good and bad professional conduct to be discussed during the roundtable.




CMJ Graduate Student Association 
Communication & Journalism Research Colloquium Series, Fall 2011

UM Faculty and Graduate Student Exhibiting at Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Intermedia faculty members Deborah Wing-Sproul and Nate Aldrich and 3rd year graduate student Gabriella D'Italia will all be presenting works in October and December.  The opening reception will be Saturday, October 1 from 4 to 6pm.  For more information visit the Center for Maine Contemporary Art website.

Annual Graduate School Picnic

The Graduate School would like to invite all Graduate Faculty, Graduate Students with their families and Graduate Support Staff to the Annual Graduate School Picnic to be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 4 - 6pm at the Stodder Hall Patio (East Side).  A rain date is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th.  We look forward to seeing you all!

UMaine Intermedia MFA Presenting "Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground"

The University of Maine's Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program is presenting "Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground" from August 12th - September 16th in the Lord Hall gallery on campus.  The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 9-4.  

This year's Without Borders features the thesis work of the first graduating class from the Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program: John Bell, Richard Corey, Ryan Guerrero, Bethany Engstrom, Matthew Leavitt and Justin Taylor. The exhibition presents a variety of art that exists “between” traditional art forms, and includes installation, variable media, sound art and community-based graffiti.  

“The Without Borders exhibition this year is very exciting for me, not only does this present the first full class of graduating University of Maine MFA students in Intermedia, but also the nature and breadth of the work itself is really remarkable,” says Owen Smith, director of the IMFA.  

 A closing reception is scheduled for September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm.  For more information, please click here.

Graduate School Announcing 15 New Online, Part-time Graduate Programs

In collaboration with the Division of Lifelong Learning, the College of Education & Human Development, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture, the Graduate School is pleased to announce the development of 15 new online graduate programs.   The new programs, beginning in Spring 2012, consist of Master's level degree programs as well as certificate programs.  For more information, what programs will be offered, and who to contact, please visit UMaine Online (

Revised Agenda's for New Grad TA & New Grad Student Orientation Here!

The Graduate School is proud to announce the dates for the Annual Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA's) and New Graduate Students.  New TA's are invited to attend the Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation on Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 8:15am in Stodder Hall (Graduate Commons).  All new Graduate Student's are invited to attend the New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, August 25th beginning at 8:15am in D.P. Corbett Hall, Rm 100.  Please keep checking here for more information, or contact Denise Gianini or Sarah Snow on FirstClass.

Orientation Invitation

Teaching Assistant Handbook

Teaching Assistant Agenda (Revised)

New Graduate Student Agenda (Revised)

UMaine Establishes School of Computing and Information Science

The University of Maine has merged its Dept. of Computer Science with its Dept. of Spatial Information Science and Engineering to create a School of Computing and Information Science (CIS).  The new school became an official UMaine academic unit on July 1.

“Computing and information science has emerged as a key discipline for the 21st Century,” says Susan Hunter, UMaine’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  “It is now a broad discipline that is at the technical core of our social interactions and relationship with the environment.  This new structure will provide real value to our students while enabling new opportunities in research and public engagement.”

For the full UMaine News press release, please click here.

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Alumni Survey Provides Insight of Successful Program

A new survey of alumni of the University of Maine's largest Ph.D. program - clinical psychology - finds more than 95 percent are licensed practitioners and most are researchers. The majority of those who graduated between 1995 and 2010 live in the Northeast and nearly 67 percent are involved in grant-supported research.  

“These survey results provide further validation of our graduate training efforts and fact that we have established a real center of excellence here at the university,” says Doug Nangle, professor and director of clinical training in the UMaine Department of Psychology. “Excelling in both practice and research, our graduates are impacting the mental health profession in Maine and beyond.”

The alumni viewed assessment and research training, faculty openness and role modeling, and presentation opportunities as particular strengths of UMaine’s program.  For the full press release, please visit the UMaine News story here

Maine Business School Professors, Mahon & Myer Detail Student Foreign Travel in Blogs

Dr. John Mahon, Maine Business School professor is leading a group of UMaine Master of Business Administration (MBA) students on a trip to Russia, and has been posting photos and a discussion about the trip on his blog and detailing the visits to Russian businesses and cultural attractions.

Paul Myer, Executive in Residence at the Maine Business School is also reporting in his blog about a UMaine MBA travel-study trip to Japan. Myer and his students are visiting Tokyo and Kyoto.

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