Students in the Spotlight

  • MFA graduate student Dan Flannery was featured in a Bangor Daily News story on January 9, 2009

    Posted January 16th, 2009 - MFA graduate student Dan Flannery was featured in a Bangor Daily News story on January 9, 2009 for the songs he and his brother Mike have written and recorded for kids. Flannery recently won two 2008 Children's Music Awards.

  • Jamie Young, a PhD student in Biomedical Sciences, received a Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship from the U.S. EPA

    November 20, 2008

    Jamie Young, a PhD student in Biomedical Science has received a Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship from the U.S. EPA for her work in Cancer Research.  Her research focuses on the potential exposure of environmental pollutants; hexavalent chromium and arsenic to the general public.  Young is one of only two recipients of the award granted in New England .   For more information please click here.

  • Dan Flannery, a MFA Intermedia student, awarded two Children's Music Web Awards for 2008

    Posted November 20, 2008

    Dan Flannery, a MFA Intermedia student has been awarded two Children's Music Web Awards for 2008.  Dan is currently pursuing his Intermedia degree with a focus on exploring new ways to present abstract concepts, stories, and information to children through a variety of interactive media.

    Dan has worked in the field of children's media since 2001 when he began writing and producing music for a children's hip-hop project called MeeWee.  MeeWee is designed to provide children of the hip-hop generation with positive, educational music. To date, it has been successfully integrated into hundreds of school programs across the country. The album, "MeeWee: Hip Hop for Kids" was recently released and just won Best Album for School Aged Children in the 2008 Children's Music Web Awards

    His latest record, "Show Me How You Dance" is a collection of animal inspired dance songs, and aims to help kids develop a strong sense of self while having fun and enjoying music. After learning a wide array of animal dances, listeners demonstrate how a person dances by performing their own unique moves. A track from this album, "The Crab Walk" won Best Song for School Aged Children in the 2008 Children's Music Web Awards.

  • Gabriella D'Italia, a MFA Intermedia student, selected as an exhibiting artist for the 2009 Quilt National Biennial exhibition and tour.

    Posted November 20, 2008


    Red Finery, pieced & stitched cotton, 48" x 48"

    Gabriella D'Italia, a MFA Intermedia student has been selected as an exhibiting artist for the 2009 Quilt National Biennial exhibition and tour.

    Gabriella's work Black Finerywas selected by the jury to be included in this important International exhibition. She was one of only two artists from Maine to be selected for the 2009 Quilt National Biennial exhibition and tour which includes artists from over 20 states and 10 different countries. Her work will be on display in Athens , Ohio , at the Cultural Arts Center from May 23 through to September 7, 2009 and then beginning in September 2009, and will be on tour to galleries and museums throughout the United States as part of the Quilt National. A full color catalog documenting the complete Quilt National '09 collection will be published.

     As with all the work selected for this important exhibition Gabriella's work was selected because it exemplified that fact that the time-honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today's artists rise to the challenge of new techniques and materials. For more information on the exhibition visit please click here