Students in the Spotlight

  • Ph.D. student Julie-Ann Scott recently won the Top Contributed Paper award for the Performance Studies Division of...

    Posted November 17th, 2009 - Ph.D. student Julie-Ann Scott recently won the Top Contributed Paper award for the Performance Studies Divison of the National Communication Association, for a paper titled "Cripping the Workspace: Physically Disabled Professionals Personal Narratives as Performance of Identity". Graduate students and faculty members can submit papers to appear on the top contributed paper panel at NCA. The top 4 of all submissions are chosen for presentation and the top paper receives a cash award. Julie-Ann's paper was accepted into this group of 4 and was subsequently chosen as the winner at the national meeting on November 12-15, 2009, in Chicapo. This is Julie-Ann's second time presenting on the contributed paper panel; she won the Top Debut Paper award for her a portion of her M.A. thesis in 2006.

  • Gabriella D'Italia, a MFA Intermedia student has been selected for the first National Biennial Exhibition of MFA Students

    Posted February 10th, 2009 - Gabriella D'Italia, a MFA Intermedia student has been selected for the first National Biennial Exhibition of MFA Students for her piece Gold Quilts.  The Imaging Desire: Aegis First Biennial Graduate Student Exhibition  will be shown in Gallery X at the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville, KY from February 12th to March 21st.

  • Juan Luis Garcia, a doctoral student in Earth Sciences, is awarded Organization of the American States graduate scholarship.

    Posted November 5th, 2009 - Juan Luis Garcia, a doctoral student in Earth Sciences, has been awarded a 2010-2011 graduate scholarship from the Organization of the American States (OAS) for up to two years, valued at $30,000/year. Further information on OAS scholarships is at:
    http://www.educoas.org/portal/en/oasbecas/about.aspx. Garcia is researching glacial geology in southern Chile under the guidance of Dr. Brenda Hall.Mr. Garcia's research focuses on the glacial history of the Torres del Paine region of southern Chile and its implications for understanding the origins of ice ages and abrupt climate change.

  • Intermedia MFA graduate student John Bell

    Posted October 9, 2009

    His essay, "Opening the Source of Art," can be viewed at:The abstract of the essay reads: "The open source community has developed a number of tools and philosophies to assist in distributed software development. The Still Water Lab at the University of Maine believes that these tools and philosophies can be adapted to facilitate other forms of distributed creative endeavors. It has developed two tools that reinterpret the ideas used in open source software through the lenses of artistic creation and preservation: The Pool and the Variable MediaQuestionnaire. This article discusses how several of the ideas used in software development have influenced Still Water's approach to making tools that support artistic production."The Open Source Business Resource (OSBR) is a free monthly publication of the Talent First Network. The OSBR is for Canadian business owners, company executives and employees, directors of open source foundations, leaders of open source projects, open source groups, individuals and organizations that contribute to open source projects, technology transfer professionals, and government employees who promote wealth creation through innovation.

      Intermedia MFA graduate student John Bell's research has recently been recognized in the October issue of the online journal Open Source Business Resource.  The article gives an overview of his research work at UMaine with professor Jon Ippolito and others.