Community Outreach

VEMI Lab debuts custom-built multi-person autonomous vehicle simulator

The VEMI Lab at the University of Maine has launched its custom-built multi-person autonomous vehicle simulator, a unique platform for human-subject research in the automotive space. VEMI’s Multimodal Omnidirectional Immersive Simulator for Inclusive Navigation or MOISIN (pronounced “mo-sheen”) is unique as the first fully autonomous “people mover” or “robo-taxi” motion simulator, designed as a replacement […]

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Theatrical production ‘Silent Sky’ coming to the Versant Power Astronomy Center

An Orono-based theatre company’s next show involves reaching for the stars … with a little assistance from some University of Maine expertise. True North Theatre’s latest production is “Silent Sky,” written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by TNT artistic director Angela Bonacasa. It’s based on the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and […]

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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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CMJ students performing Performing ME, Performing us

CMJ students, “Performing ME, Performing Us” starts a conversation

Communication and Journalism students put on a show this past week entitled “Performing ME, Performing us” as a part of their Narrative, Performance, and Social Change course. Students spoke with immigrants and collected stories, many of them who were in attendance on the night of the performance. Telling and re-telling these immigrant stories, they felt, was […]

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Physics students spelling out physics on the ground

Physics student organization wins national award

This month the University of Maine undergraduate Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter was named an Outstanding Chapter for 2016-2017. The SPS Outstanding Chapter Award is the highest level of distinction given to chapters, with less than 10% of chapters honored annually. The UMaine SPS chapter strives to enable it’s members to become engaged leaders […]

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Howard Segal to give Maine Heritage Lecture, Oct. 23

The transformation of UMaine from a traditional land-grant school to the flagship campus of the University of Maine System is the subject of the annual Maine Heritage Lecture on Monday, Oct. 23. Howard Segal, professor of history, will speak on “Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. with […]

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Linda and Clement McGillicuddy visit the McGillicuddy Humanities Center

On Friday, September 22, the University of Maine’s Humanities Center was officially dedicated the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was honored to welcome Linda and Clement for the unveiling of the new sign and for a tour of the newly renovated McGillicuddy Humanities Center and Maine Folk […]

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Art Education students collaborate with Maine-Wabanaki REACH for Maine Day event

The University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach are partnering with Maine-Wabanaki REACH to create an interactive storytelling event for UMaine’s annual Maine Day festivities. Art Education students have been busy this semester designing and constructing an interactive map of Maine that will be the centerpiece of an exploration of events in the shared history […]

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Middle School Girls Explore the VEMI Lab

On Thursday, March 16, over 500 middle school girls visited the UMaine campus for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ annual Expanding Your Horizons day. Expanding Your Horizons is a one-day conference focused on providing middle school girls with opportunities to connect with women who are in under-represented career fields including science, engineering, mathematics […]

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