Students in the Spotlight
Dane Wojcicki, a Master of Liberal Arts student in New Media, honored at the International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards) 2008 Competition
Posted September 11, 2008
Dane Wojcicki, a Master of Liberal Arts student in New Media with a focus in documentary photography and videography of natural science, was recently honored at the International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards) 2008 Competition. Dane’s photograph, which was taken on a recent University of Maine phytoplankton research cruise off the coast of Iceland, received an honorable mention in the Student Category. His work was selected from over 1,000 entries, and was only one of two student award recipients. Dane’s photograph will be displayed on the ICP Awards online gallery, as well as being exhibited for six weeks at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, WA, and published in a prestigious photography magazine. The ICP Awards is a biennial photography competition to showcase premier photographs promoting environmental and cultural conservation on an international scale. Dane's award was featured in the Bangor Daily News on September 10, 2008.
Julie-Ann Scott, Interdisciplinary doctoral student, recognized by Senator Richard Nass and Representative Joan M. Nass
Posted September 2nd, 2008
Julie-Ann Scott has recently been recognized by Senator Richard Nass and Representative Joan M. Nass with a legislative sentiment for her poster entitled "Subversive Bodies' Extraordinary Stories: A Performance of Identity Analysis of Physically Disabled Professionals Personal Narratives." To see the newspaper article written about Julie-Ann's award please click here. Julie-Ann also received an award for the Top Poster at the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) annual conference in New York City. SDS is an international conference drawing disability studies scholars from around the world. Research featured in the Poster Reception included Scholars from across different fields and ranged from Graduate Students to Full Faculty Members. For more information on SDS http://www.disstudies.org/. Julie-Ann Scott is an IPhD student who is also the Graduate Center Coordinator, the Graduate Student Government Grants Officer, and a Chase Distinguished Research Assistant.
Posted July 2nd, 2008
Shannon Risk is a 2008-2009 Fullbright Fellow. Shannon's Dissertation Title is: "In Order to Establish Justice": The Nineteenth-Century Woman Suffrage Movement in Maine and New Brunswick
Her study will explore whether or not the U.S.-Canadian border loomed large in the formation of nineteenth-century women's political struggle to attain the vote. This project will also demonstrate that, despite the formation of female political organizations in the more urban areas of Maine and New Brunswick, the suffrage movement was sustained by women (and men) in rural areas. Finally, my project will attempt to explain how citizenship, and the rights of citizenship were perceived in Maine and New Brunswick during the woman suffrage movement, and how those ideas played out well into the twentieth century. This project is significant in that it counters the assumption that progressive ideas only flow from urban areas, it demonstrates detailed study of women's political behavior across a national border in a field that has neglected this topic, and it shows the strategies of a disfranchised group to pressure the male political system, in many respects, by creating its own political power structure.
Kurt Rademaker, Interdisciplinary Doctoral student, received two national awards for his geoarchaeological research
Posted May 23, 2008
Kurt Rademaker, a Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D. candidate in Quaternary archaeology, recently received two national awards: the Kellogg Award for geoarchaeological research from the Society for American Archaeology, and the Claude C. Albritton Award for geoarchaeological research from the Geological Society of America. The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. The Geological Society of America is the leading organization of earth science professionals. Kurt is only the second person to receive both awards, and the first to do so in the same year.