University of Maine artists Noreen and Phillip Silver, also known as the Silver Duo, were mentioned in the Maine Edge article “Highlands Classical Trio embarks on spring tour.” The Silvers listened to the trio perform and offered advice before the group from Dover-Foxcroft and Dexter began their tour.
The Bangor Daily News reported volunteers of the Boardwalk Campaign, a fundraising effort to replace the existing wood boardwalk with composite material, aim to raise $250,000 by July 1 to replace the first 105 sections of the trail in late summer and early fall. The University of Maine jointly manages the Orono Bog Boardwalk with the Orono Land Trust and the city of Bangor.
The Village Soup previewed this weekend’s Festival of Art, an annual exhibition at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Alan Magee of Cushing, the featured guest speaker, will give an illustrated talk and question-and-answer session Saturday.
The Bangor Daily News, WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) were among news organizations to report on the UMaine appearance of Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn. Strathairn participated in a reading of the Sophocles play “Ajax” as part of the Outside the Wire theater program’s “Theater of War.” The reading took place during Maine Center on Aging’s Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium at the University of Maine on Monday.
The Bangor Daily News previewed a free summit Friday in Augusta by the University of Maine Humanities Initiative. Justin Wolff, director of the initiative, told the BDN the goal of the summit is to bring scholars, political leaders and the public together to speak about the benefits of arts and humanities in the state.
Lois Berg Stack, University of Maine sustainable agriculture professor and Cooperative Extension specialist in ornamental horticulture, was interviewed for the Portland Press Herald article “Help for salt-damaged lawns.” Stack says road salt can cause serious damage to plants and suggests planting salt-resistant varieties and avoiding salt-sensitive trees. She also suggests using raised beds or fences to protect roadside plants and thoroughly watering to rid salts from soil.
The Bangor Daily News recently published an op-ed by Liam Riordan, associate professor of history at UMaine and board member of the UMaine Humanities Initiative and the Maine Humanities Council, and Niles Parker, executive director of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor. The article included information about the UMaine Humanities Initiative and upcoming events.
EarthTechling and 93.7 the Wave recently reported on last week’s unveiling of a floating platform of VolturnUS, a first-of-its-kind offshore wind turbine, at the University of Maine. The turbine will be deployed off Maine’s coast at the end of the month and is expected to be the first grid-connected floating wind turbine in North America and the first concrete-composite floating turbine in the world.
Students in an advanced art education course taught by Constant Albertson at the University of Maine presented $2,730 to the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday.
The From Art to Empathy students created, marketed and sold ceramic mugs for $10 to support educational programs for children at Hirundo. Each handcrafted mug features a unique design inspired by nature.
The four students — Hannah Berta of Rockport, Elizabeth Miller of Kittery, Abigail LeBlanc of Brewer and Nicole McGuigan of Woolwich — worked together to spread knowledge and inspire the community.
The students raised $2,930, and after spending $200 for materials, they were able to present Hirundo with $2,730, according to Albertson.
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is a 2,400-acre nature preserve 10 miles from the UMaine campus. The Hirundo land was deeded to UMaine in 1983, cementing a long-term collaboration based on research and scientific studies, according to its website.
WABI (Channel 5) reported on a meeting held in Bangor to inform the public about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s effort to bring more fresh and local foods to school cafeterias.