UMaine writers well-represented at upcoming Readingpalooza

A group of local writers – many with University of Maine connections – are set to come together to share some of their work with area audiences. Readingpalooza is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 14 at Queen City Cinema Club in Bangor starting at noon. This free, all-ages event brings together a baker’s […]

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UMaine’s Congressional Internship program marks 65 years

One of the University of Maine’s most distinguished and celebrated offerings marked a milestone this year. UMaine’s Congressional Internship program marked its 65th year with a gathering in Washington D.C. earlier this spring, bringing together the current cohort of interns with a selection of former participants whose involvement goes back through the decades, as well as […]

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UMaine’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter gears up for 100th class of inductees

  The University of Maine chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will soon mark an auspicious milestone. This April, PBK’s Delta Chapter of Maine will induct their 100th anniversary class. The chapter was initially approved in 1922, with the first class inducted the following spring. Hitting the century mark is a significant benchmark, one that the […]

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A flier detailing the CLAS 2019 Homecoming events

CLAS Events for Homecoming Weekend 2019

Join the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 2019 Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 25-27. On Friday, Oct. 25, CLAS is hosting the ninth annual Maine Heritage Lecture, featuring Dr. Darren Ranco, at 4 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts. Join us before the lecture at 3 p.m. in the CCA’s Hudson […]

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the story wagon at homecoming 2018

Maine Folklife Center takes its Story Wagon on the road

“Stories are the heart and soul of a place, and a way to better understand people, places and issues,” according to Kreg Ettenger, an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine. “The Story Wagon continues the longstanding mission of the Maine Folklife Center to document the […]

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maine walk for peace douglas allen

Long Distance Running: An Interview of Prof. Douglas Allen

by Andy Piascik Editorial Note: Andy Piascik came to the University of Maine in 1976, majoring in sociology. He says he remembered that when Professor Doug Allen spoke at his freshman orientation, he was “so impressed by his presentation that I changed my schedule and signed up for one of his classes.” Andy began working with […]

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Prof. Emeritus Jerome Nadelhaft publishes book

Professor Emeritus Jerome Nadelhaft, history, has recently self-published a book entitled “O Lord, how long?” This is part of his series, Wife Torture in American History. Nadelhaft says in his preface, “Most men were incapable of committing the barbarities they read about in their daily newspapers, but they were content to allow others to punch, to kick […]

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