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UMaine study finds social media verification not enough to sell products

Social media influencers are some of the most powerful celebrities of the internet era, and verification — the blue check mark that indicates the account has been vetted and the user’s identity has been confirmed — is one of the most highly sought-after tools of the trade.  New research from Maine Business School at the […]

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University of Maine announces fall 2021 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 3,102 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2021 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,025 are from Maine, 1,009 are from 39 other states and 68 are from 25 countries other than the U.S. To be eligible for the Full-time Dean’s List, a student […]

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LaBouff op-ed about representation in Sesame Street published in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Jordan LaBouff, an associate professor of psychology and honors at the University of Maine, titled “Why representation matters, from Sesame Street to Main Street.” LaBouff is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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UMaine cited for sustainability efforts on campus 

The University of Maine was among colleges and universities worldwide receiving top honors for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMaine was one of the 16 top performers nationally and internationally in the Grounds category, one of AASHE’s sustainability impact areas, focused on campus land management, […]

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Forbes highlights Quirk’s project as pandemic-era teaching innovation

Forbes highlighted an assignment from Katie Quirk in a story about innovations in higher education borne from the COVID-19 pandemic. Quirk, a preceptor in the University of Maine Honors College, tasked students in her creative arts course with “exploring how art sparks conversation and social connection during times of crisis” in her “Documenting the Pandemic” […]

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Tisher’s ‘A Climate Chronology’ highlighted in The New Yorker, Inside Climate News

Bill McKibben touted Sharon Tisher’s “A Climate Chronology” in his latest column in The New Yorker. The environmentalist, author and founder of 350.org provided readers looking for a searchable chronology of climate-change events dating back to 1824 with a link to Tisher’s website. Inside Climate News also reported that Tisher’s comprehensive timeline of climate science and policy […]

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Ellen Weinauer named dean of the Honors College

Ellen Weinauer, dean of the Honors College at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named dean of the University of Maine Honors College, effective Aug. 16, 2021. Weinauer joined the University of Southern Mississippi English faculty in 1994 and has served as Honors College dean since 2014. She led the Honors College through a […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2021 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 3,670 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2021 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,392 are from Maine, 1,195 are from 39 other states and 83 are from 35 countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester […]

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Bangor Daily reports on Bradish’s Mitchell Scholarship

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release announcing that Grace Bradish, a sophomore honors and civil engineering student from Wells, has received a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship. Bradish will use the award to study in Ireland at the University College Cork where she will enroll in required courses, but also […]

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