Students in the Spotlight

  • 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.
  • James Killarney a Doctoral student in Chemistry

    James KillarneyPosted July 23, 2009

    James Killarney a Doctoral student in Chemistry recently won the $100 dollar cash prize for the best new student poster presenter at the regional Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference is Durham, N.H.  Killarney's poster explained "Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Rapid, Cost-Effective Method to Monitor and Analyze Low Levels of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) in Environmental Water Samples."  Killarney's work is focused on using synchronous scan and Excitation-Emission Matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy as an analytical tool to identify low levels of PPCP's in Maine waters.

  • History doctoral student, Stefano Tijerina,received a Doctoral Student Research Award from the Canadian Embassy

    Posted May 22, 2009

    History doctoral student Stefano Tijerina has received a Doctoral Student Research Award from the Canadian Embassy to support archival research in Ottawa on the historical developments behind the construction of Canadian-Colombian relations during the government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1968-1984). Doctoral Student Research Awards offer doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for full-time students at accredited four-year colleges and universities and whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. This year, two awards were given to environmental topics, one to research on immigration and one (Tijerina) on Canadian foreign policy. For more information on the award please go here.  

  • Erynn Call, Wildlife Ecology doctoral student, featured in Lewiston Sun Journal

    Posted May 22, 2009

    The April 28 Lewiston Sun Journal included a story about a UMaine project that involves tracking birds along Maine rivers, including the Androscoggin. Prof. Malcolm Hunter and Wildlife Ecology doctoral student Erynn Call are leading the project.