Students in the Spotlight

  • 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.

  • 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.