A philosopher’s life

A philosopher’s life

In 2000, Jessica Miller came to Maine to put philosophy into practice. Her teaching and leadership on campus are well known. But perhaps her broadest and arguably most profound influence is as a clinical ethicist in the state’s health care communities.   Transcript Jessica Miller: I think when people picture philosophy and philosophy professors, they […]

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A philosopher’s life

In 2000, Jessica Miller came to Maine to put philosophy into practice. Her teaching and leadership on campus are well known. But perhaps her broadest and arguably most profound influence is as a clinical ethicist in the state’s health care communities.   Transcript Jessica Miller: I think when people picture philosophy and philosophy professors, they […]

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Dream job

Look out, world. Here they come.   Transcript Caroline Allan: I might want to help find a cure for cancer. Nathaniel Hufnagel: I want to work for NASA. Caroline Allan: Maybe a neurosurgeon. Makena Nevells I’m interested in being a veterinarian. Nathaniel Hufnagel: To be the first one to invent something that can go the […]

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UMaine tends a growing STEM collaborative

The RiSE Center connects with Maine educators at all levels to advance innovative and engaging hands-on teaching and learning.   Transcript Susan McKay: When I think about STEM, I think about the separate disciplines within STEM — the science, technology, engineering and mathematics — but I also think about the skills that someone learns who’s […]

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Carnivores of Maine

Bryn Evans, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology at the University of Maine, is working to develop a protocol for monitoring carnivores in northern Maine. By luring animals to camera traps using bait, Evans and other researchers are getting a better understanding of some of Maine’s more stealthy creatures, such as martens, fishers, […]

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Small mammals, big personalities

Personalities of animals, including the smallest woodland mammals, dictate how they behave and, ultimately, impact their habitat. Understanding how the critters respond in environments being altered by humans and climate change is at the core of research by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at UMaine. Transcript Alessio Mortelliti: Small mammals play […]

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Journalism is the first rough draft of history

Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism, searches for lessons of history as he contemplates constantly evolving media. Transcript Michael Socolow: You need to be, in a certain sense in today’s world, to be a journalist, you need to be almost an adrenaline junky. You need to be able to be ‘on’ almost all […]

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Five pins

Four-time National Collegiate Wrestling champ Samantha Frank is heading into a nursing career. Transcript Samantha Frank: (Push up, push down. OK, wiggle your fingers and toes. Good.) I wanted to be a nurse since I was two years old, which is crazy, because I don’t remember. We were leaving the hospital one day, my dad’s […]

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Aliens and body snatchers

The invasive brown-tail moth was introduced into New England in the late 1800s and in recent years has begun to spread into new areas throughout Maine. The caterpillar can cause serious harm to trees, however, it’s the toxic hair they possess, which causes painful poison ivy-like rashes on those who come in contact with it, […]

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Ode to nature

Associate professor of art Greg Ondo teaches classes in sculpture, glass and metal casting. In his sculptures, the landscape, setting and sense of place are critical to the works’ meaning and, ultimately, their performances. Transcript Greg Ondo: A lot of the work that I do has a sense of place and sight that can speak […]

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