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October 2017

Maine Folklife Center Tours

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maine Folklife Center, South Stevens Hall, Room 112B, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join Kreg Ettenger, director of the Maine Folklife Center, for tours of the newly renovated center.  

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2017 Cohen Lecture: Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency

October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The biennial William S. Cohen Lecture Series, the signature program of the Cohen Institute, brings major public figures to campus for a public discussion of significant issues in U.S. politics and international affairs. This event will be hosted by The Honorable William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense, with special guests Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and The Honorable Andrew H. Card Jr., former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. RSVP is requested: 207.581.1755.

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Artists’ Reception: Maine Stone

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Exhibition runs Oct. 6–Nov. 17, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Take an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. What it would be like if we had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like a mosquito, how a bee’s eyes see through ultraviolet light? Peer into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see — from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that…

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Reclaiming a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The public is invited to the fall conference of the University of Maine Peace and Reconciliation Studies program; Eco-peace, Sustainability, Training, International Affiliations (ESTIA); and the International EcoPeace Community, a Maine-based nonprofit. Presenters at the conference include faculty from Peace and Reconciliation Studies, the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Philosophy, School of Social Work, and School of Performing Arts, as well as ESTIA. A light lunch will be served. RSVP: sid.mitchell@maine.edu; 207.581.3435

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Take an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. What it would be like if we had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like a mosquito, how a bee’s eyes see through ultraviolet light? Peer into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see — from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that…

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Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015 

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Howard Segal, Professor of History, University of Maine, will present “Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015” on Monday, Oct. 23 from 4:30–6 p.m. at Buchanan Alumni House. Segal’s talk, part of the Maine Heritage Lecture Series, will explore the ways UMaine has changed over the past 50 years, a period which featured the creation of the University of Maine System, significant growth in student enrollment, and the emergence of UMaine’s broader role as a research university. The…

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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY: Inaugural Stephen E. King Chair Lecture: The Power of Stories with Nancie Atwell

October 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
free

PLEASE NOTE that this event has been postponed. Nancie Atwell is one of the most respected educators in the U.S. and across the world. Winner of the Varkey Foundation’s inaugural Global teacher Prize, she donated the $1 million award to the Center for Teaching and Learning, the K-8 demonstration school she founded in Edgecomb, Maine, in 1990. Nancie’s classic “In the Middle,” now in its third edition, has inspired generations of teachers; in it she describes her teaching journey and the practices…

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Take an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. What it would be like if we had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like a mosquito, how a bee’s eyes see through ultraviolet light? Peer into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see — from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that…

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Defiant Requiem

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
free

On Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. a free program will be presented at Minsky Auditorium at the University of Maine, including the award-winning feature length documentary film “Defiant Requiem.” It will be introduced by historian Jonathan Goldstein and commented on by filmmaker Murry Sidlin. This is a re-enactment of the performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” by the Jews incarcerated in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. This film reveals the power of music to enable prisoners to rise above their…

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