Students in the Spotlight

  • Four UMaine graduate students selected as winners of the annual Dow, Griffee, and Clements Graduate Student Competition

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Four UMaine graduate students were recently selected as winners of the annual Dow, Griffee, and Clements Graduate Student Competition, staged each year by UMaine's Maine Agriculture and Forest Experiment Station:

    • Lee Beers, Masters student in Botany & Plant Pathology, "Comparative analysis of the low temperature transcriptomes of Solanum tuberosum and Solanum commersonii"
    • Sean Blomquist, doctoral student in Wildlife Ecology, "Relative fitness and behavioral compensation of amphibians in a managed forest"
    • Philip Hofmeyer, doctoral student in Forest Resources, "Ecology and silviculture of northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) in Maine"
    • Erin Simons, doctoral student in Wildlife Ecology, "Spatial and temporal dynamics of habitat supply for Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and American Martens (Martes americana) on Commercial Forest lands in Maine"
  • 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.

  • Joy Giguere, doctoral student in History, article published in recent edition of Markers

    Posted October 30th, 2007

    Joy Giguere
    , a doctoral student in History, had her article entitled "Virtuous Women, Useful Men, & Lovely Children: Epitaph Language and the Construction of Gender and Social Status in Cumberland County, Maine, 1720-1820" published in the recent edition of Markers.

  • Jenna Morency, master's student in History, awarded a Fulbright grant to research plight of U.S. citizens imprisoned by British Forces in 1839

    Posted October 30, 2007

    Jenna Morency, currently a Master's student in History at the University of Maine and a recent 2007 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to research the plight of U.S. citizens imprisoned by British forces at a Tasmanian penal colony in 1839 for their participation in the Canadian Rebellion.  More information is available HERE.