Students in the Spotlight

  • Stephanie Leonard, a Master of Liberal Studies student, won 2009 Maine Studies Research and Creativity Graduate Award

    Posted April 16, 2009

    Stephanie Leonard, a candidate in the Maine Studies Master of Liberal Studies has recently won the 2009 Maine Studies Research and Creativity Graduate Award for her paper titled, "Uncovering the Myth: LL Bean and the Maine Mystique."  Her paper was also awarded the Vincent Hartgen Art History Travel Award for 2009 from the Department of Art. Leonard currently teaches art at Fairmount School in Bangor.

  • Helen York, doctoral student in History, awarded a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grant for 2009-2010

    Posted April 8, 2009

    Helen York, PhD student in History has been awarded a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grant for 2009-2010. The Consortium includes 18 major historicalinstitutions with collections and archives broadly representative of all parts of New Englandand spanning the period from before the sixteenth century to the present day. York's research deals with the underlying conscious and unconscious social structures that determine how modern electronic media history is preserved.  Her immediate focus is the loss of the audio record of the broadcast medium of radio, especially radio produced by marginalized segments of society. During her researchvisits to the Maine Historical Society, The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library as part of her Consortium Fellowship, York will examine the records of regional broadcasters, French-language radio stations and women in NewEngland broadcasting to search forpatterns of historic social disenfranchisement . "This is not about Jack Benny or Wolfman Jack, " said York, "This research is about the radio that's really not there, because it wasn't considered important enough to keep. Thatboundary between what we choose to add to History and what we choose to forget is what really interests me."

  • Dan Flannery, a student in the Intermedia MFA program, won Grand Prize Award in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Dan Flannery, a student in the Intermedia MFA program has won a Grand Prize Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  Flannery's song "One Wasn't Enough" won in the Children's category, and can be described as 'a catchy tune with funny lyrics.'  He is also a finalist for both the Lennon Award, and the Maxell Song of the Year that will award $20,000 (winners to be announced in July 2009).  To listen to Flannery's song, and see a listing of other category winners, please click here.

  • Master student in Civil Engineering, Daniel Alvarez, recently recognized by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)

    Posted February 13th, 2009 - A Master of Science student in Civil Engineering, Daniel Alvarez was recently recognized by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) for his research at UMaine's Advanced Structures & Composites Center (AEWC).  Alvarez, along with Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, Dr. William Davids, and AEWC Director Habib Dagher were acknowledged for having the best technical paper in the green composites track.