Students in the Spotlight

  • Terri Garner, doctoral student in History, named director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR

    Posted October 30, 2007

    Terri Garner, a doctoral student in History, was recently named director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.  Terri is currently the executive director of the Bangor Museum and Center for History and begins her new job on November 5th.  A  National Archives news release with more information 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.

  • Christy Finlayson, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, leads charge to protect ecology of tiny island from unwanted guests

    Posted September 4th, 2007

    Christy Finlayson, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, leads the charge to protect the ecology of a tiny island from the ravages of unwanted guests.  Midway Atoll, once a regular stop for transpacific military flights, and its isolated location and nearly predator-free terrain have made it the perfect nursery for more than 2 million nesting seabirds.  Finlayson and her team have employed a multipronged approach to removing invasive golden crownbeard and restoring Midway's native vegetation in a way that is both effective and ecologically sound — pulling up plants, carefully using herbicides, replanting native species and educating the public.  Finlayson's project combines research, educational outreach, and good old-fashioned muscle to combat the tenacious plants, and has proven effective so far. The project began as an assignment for a graduate-level course on biological invasives taught by Finlayson's adviser, UMaine biological sciences professor Andrei Alyokhin.  A link to the article featured in the September/October issue of UMaine Today is available HERE.

  • Soren Hansen, doctoral student in Marine Biology, featured in two articles in UMaine Today

    Soren HansonPosted August 29th, 2007 - Soren Hansen, a doctoral student in Marine Biology, is the subject of two write-ups in the September/October issue of UMaine Today.  Hansen runs Sea & Reef Aquaculture, raising tropical fish such as clownfish and seahorses to supply the home aquarium industry.  A link to the full article is available HERE.  Hansen also provides some insight into the fascinating characteristics of seahorses in a column available HERE.