What's New at the Graduate School

  • UMaine Earth Sciences graduate student Juan Luis García has won the 2010 J. Hoover Mackin Student Research Award from the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America. This prestigious award will help support García's doctoral research on the glacial and climate history of Torres del Paine region in southern Chile. The main goal of his research is to unravel the drivers of Holocene glacier-climate  fluctuations with a Southern Hem...
  • Posted June 22, 2010 The Biosensor Research Project headed by Dr. Vivian Wu at the Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory has opened the door for high school student Rebecca Ye.  Dr. Wu's biosensor projects which is currently being headed by Master of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition student, Xiao Guo, is using nanotechnology and molecular approach to develop biosensors to identify pathogens. Guo has received several graduate awards regarding her research at Dr. Wu...
  • Barkhamsted, Connecticut author Louisket Edmond, a native of Haiti, looks back at the land he loves and chronicles his unforgettable journey through two cultures.  Released through Xlibris, his book, The Tears of Haiti, offers an in-depth look into the culture and lifestyle that have yet to be revived after a devastating catastrophe destroyed much of its infrastructure.  On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola. This calamity killed an estimated 300,...
  • Posted May 17, 2010 Justin Chase, a Master of Science student in Human Development has been awarded the Graduate Student Employee of the Year.  Justin is a truly great financial aid counselor to both students as well as parents. He is a calm, patient and dedicated worker who is always determined to provide the correct information while striving to do so in an efficient manner. Justin surpasses all expectations and goes above and beyond to work on projects that may otherwise not be compl...