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Attention Graduate Student Borrowers: New Changes to Federal Direct Loans

Please click here to view information from the Office of Student Financial Aid discussing the changes to Federal Direct Loans effective July 1, 2012.  

CETA Workshop: Why Do You Need a Second Life?: Virtual Pedagogies and You

There will be a CETA Workshop - a free event and open to all faculty, instructors, staff and graduate students interested in teaching - Friday, February 10, 2012 from 10am - noon at Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall.  The flyer, which can be found here, has more information about the event.  Please register by February 7th by calling 581-3472 or email  

Graduate School Has Opened Nominations for 2012-13 Financial Awards

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year (guidelines and e-nomination form).  The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is February 10, 2012, and the nomination for scholarships is March 2, 2012.  All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator to

Information about the Financial Awards is also available on the Graduate School website within the Faculty Hub.  Faculty members will need to create an account ( to view this information, if they have not done so already.

UMA Exhibits Artwork by UMaine Graduate Students


The UMA Department of Art will host a group exhibition of artwork by current students and recent graduates of the four-year-old University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program. The exhibition, titled Juxtapositions, will run from January 30 – February 17, with artist talks and reception from noon-5pm on Monday, January 30. For more information about the Juxtapositions exhibition and the individual artists participating in it, see

The three-year MFA degree in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides graduate students with the opportunity to engage in innovative, artistic and theoretical work in a flexible program that encourages individual creative development within an interdisciplinary context. For more information about the University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program, see

Who: University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program

What: Juxtapositions artist talks and reception

When: January 30, 2012, noon-5pm


Artist talks: UMA, Jewett Hall Auditorium, noon-2pm

Reception: Gannett Building Gallery, 331 Water Street, Augusta, ME, 2-5pm

For more information contact Reese Inman at 207 322 3467 or

For event details, see

Tea and Cookies with the Graduate School Deans

Dear Grad Students,

To welcome you back to the new semester, we invite you to drop by the Graduate School on Tuesday, 10 January 2012, from 4-5:30 pm for tea, cookies, and informal chat with each other and the Grad School deans.
If you are planning to come by, please RSVP to: so we can be sure to have enough tea and cookies.
Happy New Year,
Dan Sandweiss
Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
Scott Delcourt
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
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