New book from Ballingall draws line from Plato’s Laws to our own

Ideas evolve and change. It’s the nature of learning – what we know today is more than we knew yesterday and less than we’ll know tomorrow. However, sometimes, we can look back on some of those past ideas and still learn something new. Robert Ballingall, assistant professor of political science at the University of Maine, […]

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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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Anderson’s new book reimagines the medieval church

A new book from a University of Maine faculty member takes a deep dive into an underexplored aspect of medieval Christianity. Joel Anderson, assistant professor of history, has just seen the release of his new book. Titled Reimagining Christendom: Writing Iceland’s Bishops into the Roman Church, 1200-1350, the book is published by the University of […]

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Vekasi co-authors paper on mineral supply infrastructure gap

The transition to green technologies has been steadily ramping up in terms of scale all over the globe in recent years. What this means, however, is that the access to the minerals necessary for crafting the infrastructure for those green technologies has never been more important. As international tensions heighten in the face of geopolitical […]

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Lukens to deliver 2022 Maine Heritage Lecture

The University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the 2022 Maine Heritage Lecture on October 13 at 3 p.m. The event takes place at the Bodwell Lounge at the Collins Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow at 4 p.m. at the CCA’s Hudson Museum. This year’s lecture is […]

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McGreavy named 2022 J. Robert Cox Award winner

University of Maine professor Bridie McGreavy has won a prestigious honor in the field of environmental communications. Dr. McGreavy, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication in UMaine’s Department of Communication and Journalism, is the recipient of the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication & Civic Engagement for 2022 from the Environmental Communication Division of the […]

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2018-19 Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowships were developed to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $1,100 for […]

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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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Alex Kinney – Student Profile

STUDENTS OF UMAINE: Alex Kenney from Scituate, Massachusetts The sophomore music education major with a vocal concentration was born in Vienna, Austria. He’s also lived in Russia and Kazakhstan. This summer, Kenney interned at the Latvian Academy of Culture through the American Latvian Association in Riga, Latvia. “Music has been a part of me my […]

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