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UMaine’s Congressional Internship Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Washington, D.C., Celebration Hosted and Sponsored by Peter Madigan ’81

The University of Maine’s Congressional Internship Program turned 50 last month with a celebration hosted and sponsored by Peter Madigan ’81 at his Washington, D.C., lobbying firm of Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart. Attending the reception were nearly 80 guests including current and former UMaine interns from the offices of Sens. Olympia Snowe and […]

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Pelletier Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Ray Pelletier, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at UMaine, has received the first annual Richard Williamson Award for Leadership in Modern and Classical Languages, a prestigious statewide award bestowed annually to an individual who has advanced modern and classical languages.  Pelletier received the award from the […]

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NSF Grant to Fund Collaborative Physics Education Research Effort

A collaborative effort to investigate student learning in physics and to create curriculum designed to make it easier for students to understand physics recently received funding through August 2011 thanks to a $337,214 grant from the National Science Foundation. Researchers from the University of Maine’s department of Physics and Astronomy are collaborating with colleagues at […]

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Maine Heritage Project Focuses on Maine’s Needs and Sense of Place

UM project documents state’s heritage By Jessica Bloch BDN Staff ORONO, Maine — While some anthropologists toil in rough circumstances and in remote places to document the lives of reticent tribes, the lobster fishing industry is an ideal atmosphere for a researcher such as James Acheson. After all, as the University of Maine professor of […]

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Lecture on War on Terror and the Law of Nature

The Program in Western Civilization and American Liberty Presents “The War on Terror and the Law of Nature” a lecture by Jeremy A. Rabkin George Mason University School of Law 3:10-4:30 pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Jeremy Rabkin (BA Cornell; PhD Harvard) is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. From […]

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Forum on Gulf of Maine Fisheries

You are invited to join us for our third event in the forum series, “History and Policy in the Northeast.” Population Dynamics:  Community, Science, and Policy in the Gulf of Maine Fisheries. Featuring: Glen Libby, fisherman of Port Clyde and President of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative Ted Ames, fisherman, scientist, and MacArthur Foundation fellow Teresa […]

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First Annual Maine Heritage Lecture

First Annual Maine Heritage Event.   Lecture by Jim Acheson, Professor of Anthropology, to mark the 20th anniversary of his book “The Lobster Gangs of Maine”.  The Buchanan Alumni House 3:00-6:00 on November 6. Reception follows the lecture.

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New ‘Maine Heritage Project’ Showcases Maine-Oriented Scholarship

ORONO – The University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is launching a new initiative this week – the Maine Heritage Project – to showcase some of the research and scholarship by college faculty members into the culture, traditions and history of Maine. The kick-off event is a lecture by James Acheson, professor […]

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