Graduate students

dietetics students faculty at legislative breakfast

Dietetics program brings nutrition education to lawmakers

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Nine students from the program culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Breakfast […]

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College announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 839 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2018 semester. The following students received Dean’s List honors for fall 2018, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. An asterisk (*) following a student’s last name indicates […]

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Portrait of Linda Archambault

Student spotlight: Linda Archambault

Hometown: Bristol, Maine Linda Archambault, a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, works in UMaine associate professor of microbiology Rob Wheeler’s lab. Last summer, she was selected as a teaching assistant for an internationally recognized practical course on fungal infectious diseases at the Marine Biological Laboratory and received the 2018–19 Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship. Archambault earned a […]

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Portrait of Colin Eimers

Student Spotlight: Colin Eimers

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina Soon after biology major Colin Eimers graduated from Bates College, he began earning his Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences at UMaine. He’s researched and documented optimal ocean conditions for young oysters for the Georgetown Aquaculture collaborative of Georgetown, Maine. Eimers appreciates the practicality of the marine diversification project […]

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glacier covered mountains

Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

The perception of glacial water as cold and pristine isn’t reality, says Kimberley Miner. At least the pristine part. The research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute found pesticide pollutants — including the insecticide DDT — in a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. Pesticides that contain organochlorine compounds (OCPs) are […]

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Portrait of Jaelee Vanidestine

Student Spotlight: Jaelee Vanidestine

Hometown: Orrington, Maine After graduating with a marine science degree from Maine Maritime Academy, Jaelee Vanidestine headed to Alaska, where she collected data for commercial stock assessments for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Seeking additional knowledge and skills, Vanidestine returned to Maine to earn a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences. “I applied […]

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Macro photo of rock weed

Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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Maine Public quotes Greenlaw in ‘Maine Things Considered’ report on sweetgrass

Maine Public quoted Suzanne Greenlaw, a doctoral student in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, in a “Maine Things Considered” report on sweetgrass research in Acadia National Park. Wabanaki tribes had unlimited access to all of Maine’s natural resources before the arrival of European settlers. Now the Wabanaki and other nations are working […]

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 joint fellowship recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant have awarded one of seven fellowships to University of Maine doctoral student Mackenzie Mazur. The fellowship will support Mazur’s research, conducted under advisers Yong Chen and Teresa Johnson, to develop a management strategy evaluation framework for the Maine lobster fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. Born […]

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