The Bangor Daily News has published an essay by University of Maine history professor Howard Segal about the original intentions of the Morrill Act of 1862, which provided for the creation of land grant universities in the United States.
Comments from George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, were included in a Channel 5 (WABI) report that admission to the museum will remain free to the public through 2013 as a result of financial support from Penobscot Financial Advisors of Bangor.
In a news release posted on her office website, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe has congratulated the University of Maine for recent U.S. Department of Energy grant funding to continue work developing what will eventually become the nation’s first offshore, floating wind-energy farm. The senator said the funding is potentially worth up to $47 million.
The Bangor Daily News reported that two University of Maine faculty members, gkisedtanamoogk, a Wampanoag from Cape Cod who now teaches in the UMaine Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation programs, and Gail Werrbach, director of the School of Social Work, have been named to a five-member panel, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that will investigate former government practices that moved Native American children from their tribes to foster homes with non-native families. Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 5 (WABI) also reported on the naming of commission members. A Bangor Daily News editorial endorsed the investigation.
The mid-coast newspaper Penobscot Bay Pilot published a news release about plans by the University of Maine and wind energy development partners in the DeepCwind Consortium to float a prototype wind turbine down the Penobscot River to the coast, where it will be moored offshore to test the technology behind plans for a full-scale wind farm off the Maine coast.
An article on the Alternative Energy eMagazine website reported that energy and environmental attorney Jeff Thaler, a visiting professor of energy law and policy at the University of Maine School of Law and UMaine School of Economics, has written two guides for potential developers and others to navigate federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to ocean energy projects. “Permitting and Leasing for Maine Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Power Projects” and “Permitting and Leasing for Maine Offshore Wind Energy Projects” will help the University of Maine and a consortium of industry, energy and other partners pave the way for private investment in a full-scale floating wind farm off the Maine coast.
The Bangor Daily News reported that admission to the University of Maine Museum of Art on Harlow Street in Bangor will be free to the public throughout 2013 as a result of a gift from Penobscot Financial Advisors, formerly known as Bradley & Johndrow, LLC in Bangor.
The science website PhysOrg.com has posted an article about University of Maine geologist and research professor Ed Grew, who recently had two newly discovered minerals, “hydroxledgrewite” and “edgrewite,” named in his honor by two geologists at the University of Silesia in Poland.
The University of Maine Museum of Art will extend its free admission policy for the public in 2013 as a result of a gift from Penobscot Financial Advisors.
Penobscot Financial Advisors has been a longtime sponsor of UMMA’s Community Partners Program, which provides support for education and exhibition programs, according to George Kinghorn, museum director and curator.
“We are grateful for Penobscot Financial Advisor’s generous sponsorship and ongoing support over the years,” he says. “The Museum of Art is a vital community outreach resource of the University of Maine and we are delighted to once again offer free admission so that all citizens may enjoy the museum’s collections and changing exhibitions.”
James E. Bradley, CEO of the financial advisory firm formerly known as Bradley & Johndrow, LLC, notes that the arts play an important role in the community and region.
“We are pleased to provide access so that all may enjoy the exceptional art on display at the museum. We are delighted to support UMMA’s efforts,” Bradley says.
Kinghorn says the sponsorship allows individuals to visit often and have meaningful experiences viewing original works of art by nationally recognized artists.
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University of Maine professor emeritus Charles Buck, who taught molecular and biological sciences classes at UMaine for 30 years, died at his home in Stillwater Sunday, Dec. 16, according to his obituary in the Bangor Daily News. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, two brothers, three sons and a grandson. Calling hours are from 4:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Orono chapel of Brookings-Smith, 72 Main St., Orono. A funeral service is planned at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono.