College News

Nursing Prof. Sossong wins statewide award

Prof. Ann Sossong from the UMaine School of Nursing has received the Maine Organization of Nurse Executives’ Nurse Leadership and Achievement Award. It was presented at the Maine Hospital Association annual luncheon on Thursday, June 23. “The School of Nursing faculty, students, and graduates reap benefits from Ann’s leadership in state initiatives to strengthen the […]

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UMaine Veterinarian Offers Precautions against Rodents, Hantavirus

University of Maine veterinarian Anne Lichtenwalner, director of the UMaine Animal Health Laboratory, is available to discuss precautions people can take to reduce or avoid exposure to rodents that could be carrying the potentially fatal respiratory disease, Hantavirus, which was discovered in Maine for the first time recently. “Now that a human case of Hantavirus […]

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Graduate Student Publishes Financial ‘Attitudes’ Book

ORONO — University of Maine Ph.D. student and personal financial planner Sarah Morehead has recently published a book, I Hate Money! Understanding Your Financial Attitude, presenting the basics of finance and consumer attitudes that can interfere with sensible handling of money and credit. As a lecturer in the Household Financial Education, Morehead has spent the […]

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UMaine Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Park Service Grant

A University of Maine graduate student has received a prestigious National Park Service grant to study climate change in Glacier National Park. Krista Slemmons, a Ph.D. student in ecology and environmental sciences and the Climate Change Institute, was one of 11 nationwide recipients of the 2011 National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship. […]

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UMaine to Continue Studying Effects of Dam Removal on Sea-Run Fish Species

University of Maine researchers have received funding to continue to examine the impact of dam removal on freshwater systems and populations of sea-run fish such as Atlantic salmon, alewife, sea lamprey, rainbow smelt and American shad, and also begin new research on the effects of restoration of sea lampreys to waterways where sea-run fish can […]

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NSFA Agriculture Award winner announced

NSFA Agriculture Award Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology School of Biology & Ecology Seanna Annis contributes to Maine agriculture through an excellent program of research, teaching, and service. Her research focuses on the diseases affecting Maine’s wild blueberries. She examines the basic biology of fungal pathogens, their impact on the crop, and ways to […]

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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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