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UMaine Today Magazine 

January / February 2005 Features:

Hard-Boiled Pulp
Hard-Boiled Pulp

During its heyday, 192050, the detective novel dominated American pop culture. Associate Professor of English Jeff Evans, an expert on the genre, talks about the importance of the detective novel then and now.

 
Temples of Justice
Temples of Justice

When courthouses began to dot the American landscape, their construction had little to do with concerns over justice and everything to do with the desires of lawyers and architects to be perceived as trained specialists with the public's interest in mind.

 
A Bird's-Eye View of Climate Change
A Bird's-Eye View of Climate Change

In a world affected by climate change, common songbirds may not always be around. New computer models are being used to predict distribution changes in the eastern U.S.

 
Inner Workings
Inner Workings

In the quest to understand how genomes work, students in the new Ph.D. Program in Functional Genomics are working with leading researchers at the University of Maine, The Jackson Laboratory and Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

 
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Judy Walker's research is leading to better understanding about how the brain processes communication functions. Her work is particularly important for adults who have sustained central nervous system damage, including strokes.

 
Reengineering the Past
Reengineering the Past

In Virgin Islands National Park, engineering faculty members Karen Horton and Connie Holden led a student team on a mission to rebuild the crumbling walls of an 18th-century plantation. Their tool: three-dimensional digital imaging or CAD modeling.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 5 Issue 1

 

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