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107 Norman Smith Hall

Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
207-581-3195 http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

September 2022

Talk – Out of Our Depth: Interdisciplinary science for marine mammal conservation

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Kristina Cammen, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine Riding on the wake of the environmental movement, our generation has the fortune of celebrating the return of many iconic species. Yet, as we celebrate our conservation successes, we must increasingly contend with unanticipated consequences,…

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October 2022

Talk – Training the next generation of leaders to solve complex societal problems: The important role of internships

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speakers: Jessica Jansujwicz, Assistant Director of Research Maine Sea Grant, Project Coordinator, Internship Program Student Interns A new generation of leaders and problem-solvers is needed to address challenges related to sustainability, conservation, climate change, public health, and other complex issues. In this talk, we will…

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Talk – The Biden-Harris Agenda for Climate and Justice: Huge Challenges, Endless Opportunities

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: David Cash, Regional Administrator, EPA New England President Biden is delivering on his promise to make government work for working families again. For years, U.S. leaders have been trying to craft a winning climate policy that cuts pollution, creates good jobs, lowers energy costs…

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Talk – Maine Sustainability Hub: Building a Sustainability Community at UMaine

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Starting in spring and summer of 2021, a group of UMaine faculty and students began imagining a sustainability hub that would organize many of the disparate efforts, both academic and extra-curricular, that engage students in the work of sustainability. One goal is a web-presence that…

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Talk – Fulfilling our Land Grant Mission: Engaging Communities in Teaching, Research and Outreach

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Eastport, Maine. Photo credit: Ken Woisard The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Hannah Carter, Dean, University of Maine Cooperative Extension The University of Maine is the state's Land Grant institution with the tripartite mission of Teaching, Research and Outreach.  How does UMaine engage with communities across the state and what…

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November 2022

Talk – How can community-engaged researchers contribute to coastal community resilience?

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Heather Leslie, Director of UMaine's Darling Marine Center; Professor, UMaine's School of Marine Sciences; and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow In this talk, Dr. Heather Leslie will reflect on how the emerging science of social-ecological systems has shaped the interdisciplinary research that she, her students…

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Talk – Wabanaki plant gathering in Acadia National Park: Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge to restore traditional sweet grass harvesting

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Suzanne Greenlaw and Shantel Neptune walking through a salt marsh. Photo credit: Holland Havercamp The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Suzanne Greenlaw, School of Forest Resources, UMaine Suzanne currently co-leads a project that facilitates the development of plant gathering agreements between the Wabanaki Nations and Acadia National Park. This interdisciplinary…

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Talk – Sustainability Is Not Enough: From Stewardship to Reciprocity

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Roger Milliken, Board Chair, Baskaghegan Company In this talk, Roger Milliken explores the conflicts between a thriving forest—and society—and the traditional practice of forest management.  Building on perspectives gained from 40 years of forest management and conservation, he describes the tensions experienced by those…

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