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Registration open for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference at UMaine

Registration is open for the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. In July 1819, a majority of voters in the District of Maine chose to separate from Massachusetts. Maine became the 23rd state in the nation in March 1820. Conference organizers see the bicentennial as an opportunity to […]

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Botanists, with help from Thoreau, find climate change puts spring wildflowers in the shade

Spring wildflowers may face challenges in a warming climate. That’s according to researchers who combined their findings with historical observations collected by philosopher and author Henry David Thoreau. Conservation biologists Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie of the University of Maine and Richard Primack of Boston University presented Thoreau’s scientific observations from the 1850s in Concord, Massachusetts to Mason Heberling, […]

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Faculty Profile: Susan Smith explains how research resonates through art

Q&A with Susan Smith, assistant director of the Intermedia Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program You are a graduate of the Intermedia MFA program here at UMaine. How does this help you connect with and understand the students’ challenges? My years of graduate studies expanded my view of the world and how I interact with […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Jon Bomar puts his heart into cardiac research

Jonathan Bomar joined the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (GSBSE) in the fall of 2014 after earning undergraduate degrees in geological sciences and psychology at Michigan State University. From Geological Sciences to Psychology to Biomedical Engineering – it’s safe to say Bomar’s curiosity is vast and diverse. His curiosity led […]

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UMaine teams with St. Joseph’s, UMM, UMF and Dartmouth

A research project aimed at providing healthcare providers with tools to prevent patients from falling has grown to include the detection of biomarkers associated with diseases such as pancreatic cancer. John Vetelino, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the principal investigator for the RRF (Research Reinvestment Fund) project “Sensor Development/Adaptation to Improve Healthcare: A Partnership Between […]

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Maine Science Festival will bring opportunities to learn for all ages

The 2019 Maine Science Festival will be held from March 13-17 and will offer several events to the public to expand knowledge about science. Kate Dickerson, the founder and director of the Maine Science Festival (MSF), was also the person to go before the Orono Town Council last year to request nominating March as Science […]

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Farmer and Grower Winter Potluck with presentation, ‘Farm Response to Changing Weather’

Event organizer: Richard Kersbergen Event Date & Time: February 16, 2019 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Contact email: richard.kersbergen@maine.edu For more information: https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/event/farmer-food-producer-winter-potluck/ Location: 18 Spring St, Belfast, ME, USA BELFAST — The United Farmers Market of Maine will host the Farmer and Grower Winter Potluck at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at 18 Spring Street. The […]

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College of Education and Human Development again makes U.S. News & World Report list of top online grad programs

U.S. News & World Report has again recognized the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development as having one of the best online graduate programs for education in the country. UMaine offers graduate education degrees at the certificate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral level, with many online options. The graduate program in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction recently […]

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UMaine turning water into wine?

This article was originally written by Steve Collins for the Sun Journal. ORONO — Imagine it’s New Year’s Eve in, say, 2050. You’re ready to attend a glamorous, glitzy, high-class party to usher in the new year. So you put on your grimy old sweats, pour a pitcher of water, pile some soy patties on […]

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