Liberal Arts and Sciences

2016 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2016 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected five proposals from 19 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. This year’s winners are: Antonia Carroll, chemistry, “Carbon Dioxide Fixation Using a Tungsten Oxide Electro-Catalyst,” advised by Brian […]

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Sun Journal reports on Maine National History Day winners

The Sun Journal reported on Androscoggin and Oxford county students who won awards at the statewide National History Day (NHD) competition held at the University of Maine in April. NHD is an academic program that promotes critical thinking, research and presentation skills through project-based learning for students of all abilities. Approximately 340 students from 35 […]

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Ellsworth American reviews ‘La Boheme’ production at CCA

The Ellsworth American published a review of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s season-closing concert and semi-staged performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme.” The four-act opera was performed at the Collins Center for the Arts. In addition to the orchestra, the production featured the University Singers and UMaine’s Oratorio Society, as well as the Bangor Area Children’s […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Segal

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine. The article is titled, “Remember Eugene McCarthy’s insurgent 1968 campaign — and the limits of Hillary’s moderation.”

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NSF research grant to advance spatial artificial intelligence

“Just over the hill” or “downstream” are phrases commonly used to communicate location. But how can these basic instructions be used for computing? With a two-year, $175,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation, Torsten Hahmann, an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, will explore the implications of informal spatial descriptions […]

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WABI covers 22nd HOPE Festival

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 22nd annual HOPE Festival that was held at the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center. With a theme of “Creating the Future: Art and Social Change,” this year’s event focused on creativity. Families enjoyed activities including storytelling, art, poetry, puppets, sculpture and film, according to the report. […]

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Sturm demonstrates Earth Day science experiments on WVII

David Sturm, an instructional laboratory and lecture demonstration specialist at the University of Maine, visited the studio of WVII (Channel 7) for an installment of “Science with Sturm.” To celebrate Earth Day, Sturm demonstrated several experiments related to our planet that are easy to do at home.

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Meet UMaine’s 2016 Outstanding Graduating Students

Eleven undergraduates have been named 2016 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Connor Smart, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School, and the 2016 salutatorian. The Outstanding Graduating Students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 214th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 14. The other Outstanding Graduating […]

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