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UMaine Today Magazine 

May / June 2005 Features:

Point of Origin
Point of Origin

Graduate student Kurt Rademaker struck anthropological gold last summer. High in the Peruvian Andes, he discovered prehistoric quarries of obsidian, the volcanic glass used in toolmaking. His discovery could be the key to understanding how humans settled South America.

 
Thriving in Middle School
Thriving in Middle School

A progressive, student-centered philosophy is transforming the educational experience for young adolescents. Middle level education is characterized by students who learn how to learn, teachers who appreciate the particular needs of this age group, and schools that develop into democratic learning communities.

 
Accidental Activists
Accidental Activists

Sociologist Amy Blackstone's 18-month study of volunteers in an affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation offers a revealing look at women shunning political, activist and feminist roles to work within society's mainstream ideals.

 
My Life as a Taste Tester
My Life as a Taste Tester

Mild-mannered, ever-adventurous science writer Nick Houtman has been a taste tester for 15 years. He provides a first-person account of sensory evaluations their scientific importance, the serious side of subjectivity, and the fact that there's no substitute for good taste.

 
Organized Neighborliness
Organized Neighborliness

Cooperative Extension's Senior Companion Program offers in-home visits to the elderly so they can live as independently as possible. It also provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for caring individuals like Charlotte Fitzsimmons of Jonesport.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 5 Issue 3

 

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