The St. John Valley Times previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s upcoming 4-H Sheep and Fiber Festival May 11 in Presque Isle.
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Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Renaissance, the University of Maine’s all-female singing group, will perform a free concert May 17 at Berwick United Methodist Church in Berwick.
WABI (Channel 5) covered the 20th anniversary celebration of the University of Maine’s Reading Recovery program and the continuing support of the Galen Cole Family Foundation.
The University of Maine’s Graduate School of Social Work held a forum Saturday night to shed light on social issues such as economic justice and health care, WABI (Channel 5) reported. The forum was held to encourage community involvement.
WABI (Channel 5) reported a pilot program designed by a University of Maine intern is offering free peer mentor training to students at Piscataquis Community Secondary School in Guilford. Nine students have been certified in the program.
University of Maine’s ADVANCE Rising Tide Center has partnered with Maine EPSCoR, Colby College and the University of Southern Maine to offer “Advancing Women in Academia: 2nd Annual Networking Conference” from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.
Guests are invited to join colleagues in STEM and social-behavioral sciences from around the state for a day of networking and discussion of issues relevant to career advancement for women in academia.
The event includes poster presentations, networking and workshops. Dr. Jaime Lester of George Mason University will deliver the keynote speech, “Women Can’t Have it All? Work-Life Issues in Higher Education.”
The conference is free and a buffet lunch will be provided.
To register or for more information, call Joan Perkins, 207.581.3439. Registration is also available online.
The ADVANCE program, funded by the National Science Foundation, seeks to develop systemic approaches to increase representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and social-behavioral science careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine AgrAbility program was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility project coordinator, spoke about the program that provides services and assistance to support Maine farmers with disabilities and their families so they can continue to have successful agricultural careers.
WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported 70 members of the University of Maine community shaved their heads to raise money for children with cancer. UMaine Circle K, a Kiwanis-affiliated college service organization, held its 3rd annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event on Maine Day in the Steam Plant Lot. The organization raised about $12,000.