What's New at the Graduate School

  • Posted November 16, 2010 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences Alum, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh along with Dr. Ed Grew with the Department of Earth Sciences and other researchers have been included in the October issue of the Canadian Mineralogist for Marsh's discovery of a new mineral, a species of garnet named “menzerite-(Y)” in honor of the German crystallographer Georg Menzer (1897-1989), in 2009. Marsh, now a faculty fellow at Colby College, is the first student in UMaine history to discov...
  • The University of Maine President Robert Kennedy, and the Dickinson College President William Durden, have signed an articulation agreement to formalize academic collaboration in areas of mutual strength and interest.  The new arrangement will facilitate priority admission of Dickinson students into the UMaine Master of Arts in Global Policy program in the School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA). Beginning in the fall of 2011, eligible Dickinson graduates can begin academicall...
  • Posted November 2, 2010 Soren Hansen, a doctoral student in Marine Biology and owner of the Sea & Reef Company was featured in the Boston Globe's November 1st issue.  The story includes a feature about his tropical fish breeding business.  Hansen is a native of Denmark who came to UMaine ten years ago as a grad student and has gradually grown the business to the point where he is now moving to a new facility at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in F...
  • Posted October 29, 2010 Quenton Tuckett, Biological Science doctoral student is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. The National Science Foundation awards improvement grants to Ph.D. candidates to improve the quality of their dissertation research. Tuckett will be using the funds to investigate the eco-evolutionary effects of white perch, a common invasive fish species implicated in declining water quality in Maine. Many studies c...