Students in the Spotlight
Posted December 9, 2013
The University of Maine was well represented by eight graduate students at the 2013 Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference in Tampa, Florida November 19th through the 23rd. UMaine grad students presented six papers while four other students served on a panel for a round table discussion with two UMaine faculty. See the list below for participant contributions.
Bad Men and Horrible Bosses: Masculinity and the Folksongs of Larry Gorman
Ian J. Jesse, Ph.D candidate, History Department
Freedom, Slavery, and the Evolving Understanding of Race British Abolition: A Nova
Scotian Narrative, 1825-1835
Gabriel Lévesque, Ph.D candidate, History Department
Two Brownstowns Two Nations: The “Faulty Memory” of a Few Small Skirmishes in North America
Joseph Miller, Ph.D candidate, History Department
The Rhetoric of Boundary Confrontation: Demagogues, Banditti, and the 'alarming state
of things' in New Brunswick, 1838-42.
Michael T. Perry, Ph.D candidate, History Department
The Evolution of Acadian Identity in Song
Elisa Sance, M.A. candidate, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
“You Are What You Eat”: Cookbooks and Women’s Identity, 1812-1860
Rachel A. Snell, Ph.D candidate, History Department
Round table panel:
"Canadian History at the University of Maine: New Thematic and Interdisciplinary
CHAIR/DISCUSSANT: Scott W. See, University of Maine
• Joseph Miller, Ph.D candidate, History Department
• Ann Morrisette, Ph.D candidate, History Department
• Michael Perry, Ph.D candidate, History Department
• Dr. Stefano Tijerina, History Department
• Rebecca White, PhD candidate, History Department
GSG President and MS in Human Development Student Jeffrey Falvey Selected to Present at National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Posted November 25, 2013
Graduate Student Government President Jeffrey Falvey was selected by Bacchus, the National Peer Education Network, to present at the National Conference in Washington D.C. on November 16th. A grad student in the MS in Human Development program, Jeff coordinates a student group of undergraduate athletes, Athletes for Sexual Responsibility, who peer educate around the Orono campus on an array of sexual health topics relating to college student's daily lives. He presented alongside his fellow graduate classmate, Spencer Wood (MS student in Human Development), who coordinates a similar spin-off group called Male Athletes Against Violence. As a former student-athlete at the University of Maine, Jeff takes great pride in being able to influence current student-athletes to become more active members of their community in such a positive light.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering Student Md. Rakibul Hassan Khan Receives Fellowship to Present Research at Chilean Conference
Posted November 18, 2013
Md. Rakibul Hassan Khan is one of six students (one of three Master level students) in the world chosen to receive a Chilean-German fellowship to attend and present his research at the First Conference on Natural Resources and Development in Viña Del Mar, Chile on November 25-27, 2013. According to the website for the event, this conference will focus on, “food, water and energy security: integrated science for sustainability as an opportunity to connect the scientific and academic world to the governmental area and the private sector. The Conference aims to be a space to disseminate updated knowledge regarding the food, water and energy security in the frame of sustainability.” The conference is jointly organized by the Center for Natural Resources and Development; an international network created to involve different universities of the world in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
Khan will present his research on the development of robust decision tools that investigate water allocation policies to understand the policy expiration, trajectories of suboptimal allocation with respect to climate scenarios and prospect of adaptive policy. Khan said of his research, “The research explores the hydro-chemical and ecological linkages and their sensitivity within a watershed. The decision tools incorporate testing and development of hydrologic modeling tools coupled with climate model scenarios, integrated with decision analysis and visualizing tools to explore the hydrologic regimes, climatic changes and uncertainties.” Khan is advised by Dr. Shaleen Jain of the Civil Engineering Department.
Posted November 11, 2013
Since 2012, graduate students in Communication and Journalism have co-authored 15 publications (student authors are in bold).
Smith, H., & Norton, T. (2013). Environmental Groups on Par with Government Sources. Newspaper Research Journal, 34 (1), 50-61.
McGreavy, B., Hutchins, K., Smith, H., Lindenfeld, L., Silka, L. (2013) Addressing the complexities of boundary work in sustainability science through communication, Sustainability, 5(10), 4195-4221.
Green-Hamman, S., & Sherblom, J. C. (forthcoming). The influences of optimal matching and social capital on communicating support. Journal of Health Communication.
Smith, H., & Norton, T. (forthcoming). That’s why I call it a task farce: Organizations in participatory processes. Environmental Communication.
McGreavy, B., Silka, L., & Lindenfeld, L. (forthcoming) Interdisciplinarity and actionable science: Exploring the generative potential in difference. Journal of Community Practice.
McGreavy, B., and Lindenfeld, L. (forthcoming). Entertaining our way to engagement? Climate change films and sustainable development values. International Journal of Sustainable Development.
Lindenfeld, L., Smith, H., & Norton, T. (Forthcoming). Risk Communication & Sustainability Science: Lessons from the Field. Sustainability Science.
Smith, H., & Lindenfeld, L. (Forthcoming). Making Media Studies Engaged: A Look at Methods, Approaches, and Opportunities for Change. Environmental Communication.
Sherblom, J. C., & Green-Hamann, S. (2013). Public relations in a virtual world: A Second Life case study. In: Social media and strategic communication. H. N. Al-Deen & J. A. Hendricks (Eds.), Basingstoke, England: Palgrave MacMillan.
McGreavy, B., & Lindenfeld, L. (2013). Entertaining our way to engagement? Climate change films and sustainable development values. International Journal of Sustainable Development.
Hutchins, K., & Stormer, N. (2013). Articulating identity in and through Maine’s North Woods. Environmental Communication, 7(1), 24-41.
McGreavy, B., & Hart, D. (2012). Interview with Robert Kates. Maine Policy Review, Special Issue on Sustainability Solutions Initiative.
Green-Hamann, S., & Sherblom, J. C. (2012). Developing a transgender identity in a virtual community. In, What’s my status? Social networking and self-presentation. C. Cunningham (Ed.), Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield.
Lindenfeld, L, Hall, D., McGreavy, B., Hart, D., Silka, L. (2012). Creating a place for communication in sustainability science. Environmental Communication, 6(1), 23-43.
McGreavy, B., Webler, T., & Calhoun, A.J.K. (2012). Science communication and vernal pool conservation: A study of local decision maker attitudes in a knowledge-action system. Journal of Environmental Management, 95, 1-8.