Features

Mouse

SCIENCES

Wallflower or risk-taker?

Wildlife habitat ecologist Alessio Mortelliti examines how personalities of wild small mammals affect their responses to a changing environment

Jessica Miller portrait

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

A philosopher’s life

Clinical ethicist Jessica Miller says it’s important to contemplate what life’s all about — and why we’re here

Baby

HEALTH

First sounds

Partnership with Maine CDC key to identifying newborns with hearing loss

Dr Smart

SCIENCES

Meet Dr. Smart

Maine’s new plant pathologist reflects on improved diagnostics to help the state — and her passion for the field discovered as a UMaine intern

Young student is excited by learning

EDUCATION

‘Whooooa’

Maine RiSE Center empowers teachers, transforms student STEM learning statewide

Typewriter

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Plugged in

Michael Socolow analyzes the first draft of history

Also in this issue

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

President Ferrini-Mundy

UMaine’s
true passion

Advancing learning and discovery, improving quality of life and promoting responsible stewardship

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Graduation

Scholarship
success

A focus of the Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Kristy Townsend

Students in
biomedicine

$1M NSF CAREER award will include capstone, outreach experiences

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Penobscot root club

Penobscot
heritage

MOU focuses on managing tribe’s cultural customs

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Maine bridge with traffic cone

Roads and
bridges

$14.2M DOT award to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Jacquelyn Gill

Being
there

NSF CAREER award to fund
unique research project

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Cut logs

Healthy
forests

Team awarded $1.17M to help protect woods workers from tick-borne illnesses

UMAINE ENGAGED

Lobster boat

Cool
refuge

Young lobsters seeking deeper depths

STUDENTS FIRST

Linda Archambault

Drive to
discover

Ph.D. student’s lifelong love of
science flourishes in the lab

UMAINE ENGAGED

Patterend paper

Inventing
solutions

New program accelerates commercialization of
problem-solving innovations

STUDENTS FIRST

Zoe Vittum

Doing
it all

Early college puts student one step ahead in her career goals

INSIGHTS

Earth from space

News
briefs

Research, innovation and scholarship in spatial informatics, sociology, new media, forestry, history and more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE FOUNDATION

Elizabeth Lemin

Vision for
Tomorrow

Expanding scholarship support to help ensure student success