As part of his work as the Social Media and Digital Content Specialist at the University of Southern Maine, Alan serves as the director and producer of “The USM Update," a monthly, half-hour program covering all things about the University of Southern Maine — from groundbreaking research to multicultural initiatives, workforce development and more — hosted … Continue reading ‘The USM Update’ TV Show
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG REVEALS 1,000-YEAR PAST https://youtu.be/NSoU-IecGIM BIDDEFORD — At the University of New England, a group of students is getting the “dirt” on Biddeford’s history as a Native American trading hub through their work in a course on archeological field methods. Three students, supervised by Visiting Assistant Lecturer Arthur Anderson, have taken residence along a … Continue reading UNE students unearth Biddeford’s history
On Halloween night 1904, singer Eva Gray died at the Biddeford City Theater after performing her third encore of the night, collapsing backstage while the crowd continued calling her name from the stands.
My Honors Undergraduate Thesis, Extra! Extra! This Just Thin: Identifying and Evaluating Framing of Obesity-Related News Coverage in Maine, is available here as a PDF. The abstract is copied below: Obesity is an important health issue, and understanding both its origins and its remedies is critical. More than 78 million people in the United States — more than … Continue reading Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Framing the Penobscot River Restoration The website, Framing the Penobscot River Restoration, was created to serve as a final group project for CMJ 493: Environmental Communication. The site contains a frame analysis of news articles pertaining to the Penobscot River Restoration Project. This was a group project in collaboration with Margaret Bouchard, Derek Douglass, Diyyinah Jamora, and Chase Brunton.
Originally published July 29, 2015 Around 140 high school students from across Maine gathered at the University of Maine July 18-26 for the annual Maine Summer Youth Music Camp (MSYM). Students participated in musical activities such as concert band, chorus, musical theater and jazz, and performed in a concert at the end of the week. … Continue reading Maine Summer Youth Music Camp 2015
Originally published July 21, 2015 Video created for the University of Maine College of Engineering, highlighting the second annual SMART Institute, a stormwater management research team funded through the National Science Foundation. This year, nearly 100 Maine high-schoolers came to the University of Maine for three days to study new technologies in stormwater management and laboratory … Continue reading SMART Institute 2015
Originally published Dec. 17, 2014 Final project for CMJ 351: Multimedia Production http://youtu.be/JKSQQKhJlzg It's often said that there is no such thing like a true Maine winter -- harsh, cold and with plenty of snow. When it comes to winter at the University of Maine, tensions often ride high when campus residents and commuters … Continue reading A Hidden Art
Originally published Dec. 18, 2014 United States health officials are warning the flu vaccine may not be fully effective in preventing the spread of disease due to changes in this season’s most common strain of flu virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Dec. 3. A health advisory released by the CDC … Continue reading Get a flu shot? Good news, you may still get the flu.
Originally published Dec. 3, 2014 An Interactive Project for CMJ 211: Journalism Introduction and History Few journalists make the news in addition to reporting it. In the nineteenth century, few women even reported the news at all. But that all changed when Nellie Bly took her pen to the paper of Joseph Pulitzer's The New … Continue reading “Look out for me:” Mapping Nellie Bly’s Historic Career