On Friday, March 23, 2012, students from various disciplines represented USM at the Second Annual State House Undergraduate Research Day held in The Hall of Flags at the Maine State House in Augusta, Maine. This event highlighted the wide-range of research work conducted by undergraduate students throughout the University of Maine System. The projects displayed showcase the many opportunities for engaged learning at Maine’s public universities.
Erika Diffin, a student in the Biology Masters degree program and her faculty advisor Dr. David Champlin, an Associate Professor of Biology, are preparing a manuscript describing their collaboration with University of New England (UNE) School of Pharmacy Professor John Schloss and Research Technician Lisa Harding.
The New Americans Project, a collaboration of the Muskie School of Public Service with Oldham Innovative Research, has released its final report, co-authored by Helen Ward and Julie Atkins of the Cutler Institute’s Children, Youth & Families Program.
In a report prepared for the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, researchers at the Muskie School of Public Service captured the first-hand experiences and input of long-term care supports and services consumers, family members, workers, advocates, and community members so that their voices might become an integral part of state-wide planning for such services and supports.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Kate Wininger will be presenting a paper at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) being held March 15-18, 2012, in Rochester, NY.
Associate Professor of English Lucinda Cole will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, being held March 22-24, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.
University of Southern Maine is proud to be a part of The Inaugural Conference of the United Arab Emirates' Gender and Women's Studies Consortium entitled "Gender and Women's Studies in the Arab Region."
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) project at the University of Southern Maine, directed by AMS Associate Professor S. Monroe Duboise and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was featured in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Gorham Times.
Ellen McCann Labbe, a graduate student in the USM Biological Sciences Department, is researching the population genetics of river herring in the Gulf of Maine. She hopes to shed light on how landscape features and human activity have shaped the genetic differentiation between alewives in Maine watersheds.
Dr. Louis F. Gainey, Jr.'s article "The Effects of Temperature, Season, and Nitric Oxide on Clearance Rates in Isolated Gills of the Heterodont Clams Mercenaria mercenaria and Arctica islandia," was published in the December 2011 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (Vol. 409, pp. 160-165).