Greetings from Dean Emily Haddad!
I hope you enjoy reading the fall 2014 newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As the dean since July of this year, I am excited by the many new developments reported in the newsletter. The faculty of this college are an amazingly accomplished group. Our students do outstanding work as scholars and citizens—the profile of Danielle Walczak offers just one example.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to have many students who are actively involved on campus and in their communities. One of these students making an impact is Danielle Walczak from Lee, New Hampshire.
After almost two decades since the idea was first formed, the Historical Atlas of Maine, edited by Professor Stephen J. Hornsby, and Professor Richard W. Judd with Cartographic Design by Michael Hermann was published by the University of Maine Press, a division of the Raymond H. Fogler Library, on January 1, 2015.
This fall the University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) partnered with Centro Hispano (CHISPA) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). CHISPA is a non-profit organization that facilitates and promotes Hispanic social and cultural values, uniting the Hispanic Community within the Greater Bangor Area.
UMaine’s Wyeth Family Studio Art Center in the Stewart Commons has created a space for increased student and community engagement opportunities by bringing together classrooms and studios for printmaking, painting, photography and 3-D design.
The University of Maine has added a new building on campus surrounded by a halo of red lights. Nestled on top of Long Road sits the Emera Astronomy Center. The center was designed by architects and engineers from WBRC and planetarium specialist Kasian. Construction was completed this fall by Nickerson & O’Day, a Maine based construction firm.
Dr. Carol Toner, the director of the Maine Studies Program and a research associate professor of history, presented the sixth annual Maine Heritage Lecture on October 28. The lecture is the preeminent lecture hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The lecture showcases research or creative work that depicts Maine’s history, diverse cultures and policy concerns.