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Maine Sea Grant Announces New Consumer Seafood Guide.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine has launched an online Maine Seafood Guide to provide information on Maine seafood species, including: When is it in season? How and where is it fished?
Can I catch it myself? What are the health benefits and risks? What do I look for when choosing, buying, and preparing? Unlike other seafood “guides,” this one doesn’t rank, rate or recommend species; it just provides the information consumers need to make their own decisions about what seafood makes sense for them and their families, according to Maine Sea Grant.

Contact: Catherine V. Schmitt, (207) 581-1434 / catherine.schmitt@umit.maine.edu

UMaine Cybersecurity Team Takes Third Place in Regional Competition

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

UMaine’s student cyber defense team finished third at the Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC) hosted by Northeastern University March 9-11. The competition is one of nine regional events held across the country. The 12 teams in the competition were tasked with creating a company data center that had to continue functioning while fending off attacks from a team of cybersecurity industry professionals and researchers. UMaine took second place in the 2010 NECCDC competition.

Contact: Ron Lisnet (207)581-3779

UMMA’s Kinghorn Named International FotoFest Reviewer

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

UMaine Museum of Art Director and Curator George Kinghorn has been invited to be a guest reviewer at FotoFest, the 14th international biennial of photography, being held March 19 – 24 in Houston. Kinghorn joins other directors and curators from prestigious museums throughout the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Haus der Fotografie, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House, Rochester NY; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the Musee de la Photographie, Belgium. Throughout the week, Kinghorn will critique the works of photographers from around the globe. The FotoFest biennial features scholarly lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and educational programs.

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350

Blue Sky Listening Session Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Totman Room of the Memorial Union. The subject is Arts, Humanities and Culture. For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions. Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a written summary of their idea (one page or less) or submit it online at http://umaine.edu/blueskyplan.

In preparing a summary, participants are encouraged to answer any or all of the following questions:
What do you see as a key area of distinction at UMaine?
What do you see as an opportunity or challenge that UMaine faces?
What solution do you propose?
How will this solution enable UMaine to achieve a new vision of institutional excellence and realize its position as a leading 21st century Land and Sea Grant University?
How would you assess whether this solution is successful?

Contacts: Howard Segal, (207) 581-1920, or Judy Josiah-Martin, (207) 581-1425.

16thAnnual Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan is accepting entries for its 16th annual essay contest for high school seniors. (more…)

Blue Sky Listening Sessions Today

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized over the next few weeks to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will take place will take place today, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the
McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House. The subject area is Infrastructure.  In addition, a session focusing on Graduate Studies will be held today from 2-3 p.m. in the McIntire Room. For more information the morning session, contact Gail Garthwait, (207) 581-2487; John Rebar, (207) 581-2811; or Robin Arnold, (207) 581-2398. For the afternoon session, contact Jan Kristo, (207) 581-2454 or Robert Rice, (207) 581-2883.
For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions. Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a written summary of their idea (one page or less) or submit it online at http://umaine.edu/blueskyplan.

In preparing a summary, participants are encouraged to answer any or all of the following questions:
What do you see as a key area of distinction at UMaine?
What do you see as an opportunity or challenge that UMaine faces?
What solution do you propose?
How will this solution enable UMaine to achieve a new vision of institutional excellence and realize its position as a leading 21st century Land and Sea Grant University?
How would you assess whether this solution is successful?

Blue Sky Listening Session Thursday

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized over the next few weeks to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will take place will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6-7 p.m. in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. The subject is Student Life. For information, contact Kenda Scheele at Kenda_Scheele@umit.maine.edu or Judith Josiah-Martin: Judith_Josiah-Martin@umit.maine.edu. For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions. Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a written summary of their idea (one page or less) or submit it online at www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan.

In preparing a summary, participants are encouraged to answer any or all of the following questions:
What do you see as a key area of distinction at UMaine?
What do you see as an opportunity or challenge that UMaine faces?
What solution do you propose?
How will this solution enable UMaine to achieve a new vision of institutional excellence and realize its position as a leading 21st century Land and Sea Grant University?
How would you assess whether this solution is successful?

Blue Sky Listening Session Wednesday

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized over the next few weeks to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will take place will take place Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 10-11 a.m. in the McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House. The subject is Community Engagement.  For information, contact Laura Lindenfeld, (207) 581-3850 or Mike Swartz, (207) 581-2624.
For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions. Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a written summary of their idea (one page or less) or submit it online at http://umaine.edu/blueskyplan.

In preparing a summary, participants are encouraged to answer any or all of the following questions:
What do you see as a key area of distinction at UMaine?
What do you see as an opportunity or challenge that UMaine faces?
What solution do you propose?
How will this solution enable UMaine to achieve a new vision of institutional excellence and realize its position as a leading 21st century Land and Sea Grant University?
How would you assess whether this solution is successful?

UMaine ‘Blue Sky Plan’ Listening Sessions Continue Today

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized over the next few weeks to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will take place Friday, Feb. 3. The first session, which will focus on UMaine students/parents, will take place at 9 a.m. in the McIntire Room in Buchanan Alumni House. The second session, on university sustainability, including revenue and recruitment, will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Totman Room in the Memorial Union .

Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit the Blue Sky Plan website.

Blue Sky Plan Listening Sessions Continue Wednesday

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The next in a series of one-hour information-gathering sessions President Ferguson has organized over the next few weeks to solicit input for UMaine’s strategic plan will focus on Research from 10-11 a.m. today, Feb. 1, in the McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House. An afternoon session also today, from 2-3 p.m. at the Foster Center for Student Innovation, the topic is Innovation & Economic Development. For a complete list of topics, dates and locations, visit www.umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions ]http://umaine.edu/blueskyplan/information-gathering-sessions/. Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend and share their ideas for UMaine’s future. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a written summary of their idea (one page or less) or submit it online at http://umaine.edu/blueskyplan/

 In preparing a summary, participants are encouraged to answer any or all of the following questions:
What do you see as a key area of distinction at UMaine?
What do you see as an opportunity or challenge that UMaine faces?
What solution do you propose?
How will this solution enable UMaine to achieve a new vision of institutional excellence and realize its position as a leading 21st century Land and Sea Grant University?
How would you assess whether this solution is successful?Contacts: Jan Kristo, 581-2454 or Scott Johnson, 581-2142 (Research)
Jeff  St. John, 581-3477, Jake Ward, 581-2201 or John Rebar, 581-2811 (Innovation & Economic Development)