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NSFA 2013 Faculty Award Winners

NSFA Outstanding Public Service Award—2013 Eleanor Groden, Professor of Entomology School of Biology & Ecology Ellie Groden is an entomologist whose research on insect pests has been important for Maine’s potato industry and for homeowners and landowners. Her research on biological control of Colorado potato beetle led to non-chemical ways to control this pest. As […]

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2013 Undergraduate Student Award Winners

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s undergraduate student awards. Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize—2013 This year’s Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize is awarded to two students: Elizabeth Gouin and India Irene Stewart. Elizabeth Gouin, originally from the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Indian Township, Maine, […]

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NSFA 2013 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Matthew Jones Matthew Jones is a master’s degree student in ecology and environmental science who is investigating how farm management and surrounding landscape variables affects the actions of beneficial insects in lowbush […]

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What’s New Under the Hood

Growing up in Kars, a heavily wooded city in northeast Turkey, Alper Kiziltas appreciated nature and understood the importance of natural resources at an early age. That interest in forestry science and its effect on his country led him to the University of Maine in 2007 to pursue graduate research in the School of Forest […]

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President’s Research Impact Award

A team of University of Maine graduate students and their faculty adviser Jennifer Middleton are the recipients of the 2013 President’s Research Impact Award for the research project “What Happens Next? Examining Child Protection Outcomes in a Cohort of Opioid-Exposed Infants.” Alison Mitchell, Meagan Foss, Leah Agren, Jenifer Koch and Middleton won the annual President’s […]

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UMaine Sophomore Wins Ethics Essay Contest

Gwendolyn Beacham didn’t have much of a break during the University of Maine winter and spring recesses. During the three-week respite between semesters in December and January, the sophomore molecular and cellular biology major researched and wrote her entry for the 2013 John M. Rezendes Annual Ethics Essay Competition. Each night during the two-week March […]

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Drummond–2013 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

University of Maine President Paul Ferguson announced that Professor of Insect Ecology Francis “Frank” Drummond is the 2013 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award recipient. Entomologist Frank Drummond has been a member of the UMaine community for a quarter-century. He is a professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, and University of Maine Cooperative […]

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Creative Value

Inventive, imaginative, resourceful and innovative are synonyms for creative. And in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008, they also were synonymous with better employment prospects, according to a new study by a team of researchers. The team, including University of Maine economist Todd Gabe, found that from 2006–11, members of the creative class […]

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Wu Receives Top Pan-American Award

Vivian Chi-Hua Wu, associate professor of microbiology and food safety at the University of Maine, has won a 2012 Bimbo Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Award. The award recognizes the best research projects in the fields of nutrition, food science and technology throughout the Americas. Wu will receive $5,000 for her technology project, “A […]

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