Students in the Spotlight

A story regarding students in the spotlight

Reese Inman, MFA in Intermedia Student Featured in Boston Globe


Posted September 14, 2011

Reese Inman, a Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia student has been featured in the Boston Globe for her recent exhibition at Gallery NAGA on NewburyStreet, Boston, MA.  Inman, who handcrafts paintings based on algorithms she designs, has evolved her paintings over the years, but essentially follows the same format with dots over a hazy ground.  

At right: Drift I, 2011 acrylic on panel 36x36"

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Student Sara Green-Hamann Publishes Research of Social Support Groups

Posted September 1, 2011

Sara Green-Hamann, an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student whose major focus is in Communcation, has recently published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication findings from her study on social support groups.  The article titled:  "An Exploration of Why People Participate in Second Life Social Support Groups," is co-authored by Dr. Kristen Campbell Eichhorn, SUNY Oswego; and Dr. John C. Sherblom, University of Maine.  

Jackey Bailey, Doctoral Student in Ecology & Environmental Science Featured in Lewiston Sun Journal

Posted August 9, 2011

Jacolyn "Jackey" Bailey, doctoral student in Ecology and Environmental Science was featured in a Lewiston Sun Journal story.  Bailey's research focuses on aquatic biology and studying invasive plant species such as milfoil and trying to keep them out of Maine's ponds and lakes.  For the full story,click here.

Intermedia MFA Student, Ryan Guerrero Conducting Two-Day Mural Painting

Posted July 25, 2011

Ryan Guerrero, Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia student, who received his B.A. in Studio Art from UMaine, will conduct a two-day mural painting project in downtown Orono and on campus July 26-27 as part of his graduate thesis.  Guerrero will spray paint the murals with a Maine theme on four plywood panels forming a 16-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall canvas.  “The audience can expect to see how graffiti/street art can be used in a positive way within a community as well as educating others who are unfamiliar with the art form, showing that it can help beautify the area and its surroundings,” Guerrero says. “Plus, it’s interesting to have conversations with people that would stop and ask questions about what I was painting or give compliments. It makes people’s minds curious as to what I’m painting, and there’s the enjoyment of seeing someone finish the piece, especially when you watch it from start to end.”

Physics Doctoral Student, Kevin Roberge Serves as Camp Director of Space & Energy Camp at UMaine

Posted July 20, 2011

Kevin Roberge,  a doctoral Physics student is the Camp Director for the first Space and Energy Summer Camp here at UMaine, which was organized by the Department of Astronomy and Physics.  Roberge hopes that the week-long camp will spark an interest in studying science.  The Space and Energy Camp was also featured on WABI (Channel 5).

Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering Student, Abolfazl Razi Awarded Best Paper

Posted July 1, 2011 

Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral student, Abolfazl Razi won the best paper award at the 4th Annual CANEUS/IEEE International Fly-By-Wireless (FBW '11) Conference held in Montreal, Quebec this June.  His paper titled, "Interference Reduction in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks Using Directional Antennas", was chosen from a field of 38 entries.

Jason Bolton in Good Shepherd Food Bank Story

Posted June 29, 2011

Comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension Food Safety Specialist and UMaine doctoral student in Food & Nutrition Science, Jason Bolton are included in a Lewiston Sun Journal story about Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank.  As it turns 30 years old, Good Shepherd Food Bank is evolving in its work to meet the needs of Mainers.  One possibility is an investment in food processing equipment for use in its Mainers Feeding Mainers program.

Rob Hogg, MS in Wildlife Ecology Student in Bangor Daily News

Posted June 24, 2011

The Bangor Daily News report about UMaine research involving Dr. Steve Coghlan, a freshwater fisheries ecology expert, Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology student Rob Hogg and their colleagues showcases their study of sea lamprey and their impact on stream ecosystems.  For the full story, including video please click here

Sarah Morehead, Master of Arts in Economics Student Publishes Financial Planning Book

Posted May 20, 2011

A Master of Arts in Economics student and personal financial planner Sarah Morehead has recently published a book, I Hate Money! Understanding Your Financial Attitude, presenting the basics of finance and consumer attitudes that can interfere with sensible handling of money and credit.  See the news release from UMaine News for more information.

Krista Slemmons, Doctoral Student in Ecology and Environmental Science Receives Prestigious Park Service Grant

Posted May 17, 2011

Doctor of Philosophy student in Ecology and Environmental Science, Krista Slemmons is one of 11 nationwide recipients of the 2011 National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship.  Slemmons will use the $12,372 grant to investigate how climate-induced changes in alpine glaciers alter phytoplankton communities and lake habitats in Glacier National Park, which is located in northwest Montana. In the first year of the grant, she will examine historical aerial photos of glaciers from the park’s archive to identify lakes in watersheds that have lost glaciers. In July 2012, Slemmons will spend 10 days in the park taking lake sediment core samples and looking at the changes in algae over time to determine if algal changes are related to the loss of glaciers.  For more on this story, click here.

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