Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hispanic heritage lecture series announced

The University of Maine and CHISPA Centro Hispano will host the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series throughout September and October. All lectures will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 17 at UMaine’s Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall. The events are free and open to the public and include a […]

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Counihan discusses majoring in humanities on MPBN

As part of a series on the importance of humanities, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Patty Counihan, who directed the University of Maine’s Career Center until she retired earlier this year. Counihan spoke about an essay she wrote titled, “What are You Going to Do with ‘That’ Major? The Humanities, Jobs and a Career,” […]

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Visiting scholar John Burns to deliver lectures, narrate poetry program

University of Maine alumnus and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Religion at Rockford University in Illinois will deliver lectures and host a poetry program at UMaine in September. John Burns, an associate professor of Spanish who teaches Latin American literature, will give the lecture “Behind The Savage Detectives: The Infrarrealist […]

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Brewer quoted in MPBN report on Maine Green Independent Party, primaries

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Maine Green Party opens some primaries to all independent voters.” At the Maine Green Independent Party’s recent state convention, the party decided to welcome all unenrolled Maine voters to help decide nominees in gubernatorial […]

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Comins quoted in Kennebec Journal’s ‘Backyard Naturalist’ column

Neil Comins, a University of Maine professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted in the Kennebec Journal’s latest “Backyard Naturalist” column. In “M31 and the limits of visibility,” the author writes that decades ago, it was observed that Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is moving in our direction. Recently, some astronomers have found it’s likely the […]

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September Emera Astronomy Center shows advanced in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge reported on scheduled public star shows in September at the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center. The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium shows are held 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Friday nights in September feature “Undiscovered Worlds” and “Astronaut.” Sunday afternoons, which are geared toward younger audiences, show “Magic Treehouse: Space […]

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Franco-American Centre concert to celebrate new after-school program

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a free concert Aug. 31 to celebrate the launch of a new after-school program. A 5 p.m. potluck will precede the 6 p.m. Quebec fiddle music concert by Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) at the center on campus. The event […]

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Grillo, Butterfield-Nagy speak about humanities in the digital age on MPBN

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network spoke with University of Maine art professor Michael Grillo and UMaine archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy as part of a series that focuses on the importance of humanities. In part three, Grillo and Butterfield-Nagy discuss the future of archives in a digital age. Both wrote articles in the special issue of Maine […]

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