Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2017
Maine Heritage Lecture by Howard Segal, Professor of History
Monday, October 23
McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House
The event will begin with a reception.
In 1965 the University of Maine was a very traditional land-grant school concentrating on agriculture and engineering. In 1968, however, the University of Maine System was established, and everything changed, and not always in UMaine’s best interests. The designated “ agship campus” began its unending challenge of distinguishing itself from the six other System campuses.
HOWARD SEGAL is Professor of History at the University of Maine, where he has taught
since 1986. He received his MA and Ph.D. from Princeton. He is the author of Technological Utopianism in American Culture, Future Imperfect:The Mixed Blessings of Technology in America, Technology and Utopia: Historical Perspectives, Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford’s Village Industries, Utopias: A Brief History, and with Alan Marcus, Technology in America: A Brief History. He regularly contributes book reviews and essays to Times Higher Ed in London.