A UMaine Today article titled “Perspective of Preservation” features Kourtney Collum and Samuel Belknap; the first students to enroll in the Anthropology and Environmental Policy doctoral program at the University of Maine. To read the article on pages 55-57, go to http://umainetoday.umaine.edu/download/ and download the pdf of the UMaine Today fall 2013 issue.
Associate Professor Greg Zaro has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the University of Zadar, Croatia, during the Spring 2013 semester. Greg, his wife Sasha, and son Austin will spend a total of seven months in Croatia, five of which will be in the city of Zadar, situated along the Adriatic coast in Northern Dalmatia. Follow Greg’s blog as he shares his experiences abroad.
Historical research traces Britain’s ambitious efforts to survey its North American holdings.
Rolled up and tucked away in a corner of the British Library in London sits a hand-drawn map of the Maine coast, created in the years just before the American Revolution.
“It’s breathtaking to see,” says Stephen Hornsby, a professor of geography and Canadian studies at the University of Maine and the director of UMaine’s Canadian-American Center. “Absolutely magnificent. It’s part of the heritage of the state, but it’s in London. It’s unknown in Maine.”
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