Students in the Spotlight

  • William Sneed, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies featured in Canadian news service story regarding research of melting at the Barnes Ice Cap in Canadian Arctic

    Posted February 14, 2008

    A Canadian news service story reported on new research related to melting at the Barnes Ice Cap in the Canadian Arctic. The full Canada.com article is available HERE.  The story includes comments from William Sneed, a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UMaine, who analyzed the melting over the past 22 years for an article in the journal Geology. Climate Change Institute scientists Gordon Hamilton and Roger Hooke collaborate on that research. Sneed is the lead author of the article that appeared in the January 2008 issue of Geology, the flagship journal of the Geological Society of America.  A link to the full text of the Geology article is available HERE.

  • Julie-Ann Scott, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies, published article in top communications journal

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Julie-Ann Scott, a doctoral Interdisciplinary Studies student in Communications with concentrations in gender studies and higher education, recently published an article in a top communications journal (Scott, J., 2008. Performing unfeminine femininity: Bulimic women's personal narratives as performance of identity. Text and Performance Quarterly, volume 28, page numbers 116-138). This article was selected to be translated into a more public piece that has just been published in the February 2008 issue of Communication Currents and can be viewed HEREText and Performance Quarterly and Communication Currents are publications of the National Communication Association. The authors of all of the other articles in the February issue of Communication Currents are professors at institutions such as the University of Georgia and the University of Hawaii. Julie-Ann is the Graduate Student Government (GSG) Grants Officer and a former two-time President of GSG.

  • Alan Wanamaker, a UMaine Graduate Alumni, featured in a BBC story for the 440-plus year-old clam he and his colleagues discovered

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Alan Wanamaker, a UMaine Graduate Alumni who is currently in a postdoctoral program at Bangor University of Wales, was featured in a BBC story for the 440-plus year-old clam he and his colleagues discovered.  The scientists believe that the clam is the longest-lived animal ever discovered.  Alan, who obtained his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences in 2007,  is featured in an accompanying video clip with the BBC story that is available HERE.

  • Robert Freeman, doctoral student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, awarded best student paper prize at the recent Transatlantic Land Use Conference held in Washington, DC.

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Robert Freeman, a doctoral student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, was awarded the best student paper prize at the recent Transatlantic Land Use Conference held in Washington, DC. Additional information is available in the September edition of Network07, the Northeast Rural Development quarterly newsletter that can be viewed HERE.  Freeman's advisors include Prof. Kathleen Bell in the School of Economics.