The winter 2013 issue of the London-based Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine features an article written by University of Maine sociologist Kyriacos Markides. The article, based on Markides’ work, is titled “Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality.”
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The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science is hosting the COS 125 Student Game Exhibition 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in Jenness Hall’s Soderberg Center. There will be 11 teams competing for three cash prizes. Members of the public are invited to attend the free event to view and try the games and vote for their favorite teams.
Allyson Eslin, a first-year political science major at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “We might feel helpless in face of mass violence, but we’re not.”
John Bear Mitchell, a Wabanaki studies lecturer at the University of Maine and associate director of UMaine’s Wabanaki Center, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for the article “Maine’s own Thanksgiving story: How the Indians saved 18th century shipwreck victims.” Mitchell said people can learn a lot from the stories of positive interactions between Europeans and Indians instead of concentrating on the myths of settlement and conquering.
Christina Adcock, cross-appointed faculty in Canadian studies and history at the University of Maine, was interviewed by CBC North radio Nov. 26 about a rare historical document being shared via tweets. Drawing on her ongoing cultural and environmental research about nonaboriginal trappers in the Arctic and Subarctic, Adcock provided context as she described the historic value of diary entries of Canadian trapper Bud Murphy being distributed through a Twitter account. Adcock communicated with Bud Murphy’s grandson Derryl Murphy about the uniqueness of the diary, which led to providing comments and context to CBC North on its value as a rare and remarkable historic account of the daily life of a trapper in 1929. The interview is slated to air Nov. 27 and will be available online.
The 19th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration was previewed in articles in the Bangor Daily News and The Maine Edge. Passamaquoddy brothers and basketweavers Jeremy Frey and Gabe Frey will be two of the more than 50 artists who will participate in the Dec. 14 event at the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum. The free event will feature baskets, carvings and beadwork, as well as demonstrations, storytelling, music, drumming and dancing.
WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine and the Bangor School Department have finalized an agreement that will allow students in the Bangor STEM Academy to earn college credits before they graduate. The deal will allow students who complete the program’s requirements to use up to 30 credit hours toward an engineering degree at UMaine.
The Portland Press Herald recently published an opinion piece on the importance of the arts and humanities by Justin Wolff, an associate professor of art history at the University of Maine and director of the UMaine Humanities Initiative. Wolff’s piece is titled “Emphasis on STEM education overshadows arts, humanities.”
The Bangor Daily News recently published an opinion piece by Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine. Segal’s piece is titled “Standardized college entrance tests: A lost love affair?”
Christopher Burns, an undergraduate student studying English at the University of Maine, recently wrote an opinion piece titled “A message for young people: Don’t wait for a crisis to push for change.” The Bangor Daily News published the article.