College News

NSFA 2011 faculty awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s faculty awards. NSFA Outstanding Public Service Award—2011 Andrei Alyokhin, Professor of Applied Entomology, School of Biology & Ecology Entomologist Andrei Alyokhin’s primary research focus is on potato insect pest management, with a secondary focus on the ecology of invasive insect species, […]

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G. Peirce and Florence Pitts-Webber Award winners named for 2011

G. Peirce and Florence Pitts-Webber Award for Outstanding Research in Forest Resources Robert S. Seymour, Curtis Hutchins Professor of Silviculture School of Forest Resources Robert Seymour is an expert on the silviculture of natural forests and ecological forestry. An active and productive researcher, in the last two years he has published 13 refereed papers and […]

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UMaine Women in Science Honored

Three University of Maine students were named winners of the 2011 Edith Patch Award at an Earth Day Reception honoring the life and legacy of the university’s first woman scientist. Vanessa Coats, Haley Viehman and Alyssa Freitag were honored for distinguished work they have done while at the University of Maine, and in recognition of […]

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NSFA 2011 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 Venura Herath is a Ph.D. student in biological sciences who is working to increase our understanding of the cellular and molecular processes that allow plants to respond to low-temperature stresses. His […]

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2011 Undergraduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s undergraduate student awards. Outstanding International Student—2011 Maire Dineen is a scholar-athlete from Toronto, Ontario. She will graduate this May with a degree in economics. Maire is a member of UMaine’s field hockey team, who has been able to successfully balance the […]

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Jonathan Rubin to Work in Africa as Fulbright Scholar

Jonathan Rubin, a faculty member in the UMaine School of Economics and member of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work at the Center of Study in Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Sub-Saharan Africa’s University of Botswana, Gaborone, during the 2011-2012 academic year. Rubin will assist with […]

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Bear Brook Watershed research receives funding support

Contact: Ivan J. Fernandez, (207) 581-2932 or ivanjf@maine.edu The University of Maine’s ongoing research at the Bear Brook Watershed has received another funding boost from the National Science Foundation to study nitrogen cycling in the watershed. UMaine has received $370,646 for the first year of funding from a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to […]

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Susan Brawley receives prestigious award

Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and botany faculty received the Northeast Algal Society’s Frank Shipley Collins at the organization’s 50th annual meeting over the past weekend. The award honors exceptional and meritorious contributions to phycology and the Society. Collins was an authority on North American algae in the 19th/20th century. The […]

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UMaine Food Science College Bowl Team wins regional competition

The UMaine Food Science College Bowl team did a fantastic job at the regional Institute of Food Technologists’ competition hosted by Rutgers University this weekend. The UMaine team beat teams from Cornell, Rutgers, University of Massachussetts, and Penn State, and will now represent the North Atlantic region at the Institute of Food Technologists national competition […]

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Zoologist Wins Educator Prize

Contact: Mary Tyler, (207) 581-2559 or Mary.Tyler@umit.maine.edu University of Maine zoology Professor Mary S. Tyler has won the 2011 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society of Developmental Biology. Tyler’s research in developmental biology includes the area of genetic controls and tissue interactions during embryonic development, which she examines using experimental and histological techniques. […]

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