Lise Pelletier, Director of the Archives Acadiennes (Acadian Archives) has applied for, and received, funding for CMA Small Halls Concerts. The grant awarded is a portion of a larger grant given to the Musée Culturel du Mont Carmel by the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant will be used to fund Cultural Concerts to take place during the Congrès Mondial Acadien (World Acadian Congress) during the summer of 2014.
Lise Pelletier, Director of the Archives Acadiennes (Acadian Archives), along with Michael Hillard, Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Maine, have applied for, and received, funding for an "Acadian Rebellion" project. The "Acadian Rebellion" - an audio documentary of a dramatic 1971 strike in Madawaska, Maine project will tell the story of the 1971 Fraser Paper Mill strike that occurred in Madawaska, Maine.
Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, along with Judith Roe, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and Larry Feinstein, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, have applied for, and received a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Grant. This grant, titled "Ecological assessment of rare and threatened vegetation communities in rock glaciers to monitor impact of climate change", will study the effects of Climate Change on vegetation in the Debouille Public Reserved Lands.
Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies has applied for, and received, a Sub Award of the National Geographic Grant given to Dr. D. Stanton of the University of Minnesota. This grant will be used for Thin Layer Chromatography for lichens found in areas of Chile.
Raymond Albert, Professor of Computer Science along with Glenn Wilson, Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern Maine, and Mark Monnin Assistant Professor and Chair for the Computer Technology Department at York Country Community College, have applied for, and received, a National Science Foundation grant. This project, "Maine Virtual Cybersecurity Collaborative Learning Laboratory", will be used to pilot an inter-institutional laboratory.
Scott Voisine, Dean of Community Education, has applied for, and received, the Davis Educational Foundation Grant. This grant will be used to continue the Rural U Program development. The Rural U Program offers High School students from rural areas the opportunity to take University courses at a discounted cost.