Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sorg’s fatal drug overdose statistics cited in BDN story

A preliminary analysis by Marcella Sorg, a University of Maine medical and forensic anthropologist, was cited in a Bangor Daily News article about drug overdoses in the state. According to the Aug. 30 article, in the first six months of 2016, 189 people in Maine have died by drug overdose — an increase of 50 […]

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Arts and culture: Landscape as language

Read transcript For recently retired professor Michael Lewis, art is a way of feeling more deeply. For half a century, he has created an innovative body of art that has inspired generations, and been exhibited and acquired in prestigious collections. Lewis doesn’t just paint landscapes, says his colleague Laurie Hicks. He paints ideas. Thoughts. Possibilities. […]

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Volunteers help new students move into residence halls

UMaine welcomes its largest incoming class

The University of Maine is welcoming its largest incoming class — 2,300 students — with Maine Hello on Aug. 26, in preparation for the start of classes for the fall semester on Monday. Arriving on campus, members of the Class of 2020 and their families are being greeted by hundreds of UMaine community volunteers who […]

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Emera Astronomy Center to kick off Science Lecture Series Sept. 1

The Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine will host a Science Lecture Series the first Thursday of each month as part of a collaborative project with the Maine Science Festival. The lectures will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around the state and will use the digital planetarium to visualize […]

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New dual-degree program for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors

This fall, bachelor of arts students in any College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major will be eligible to enroll in a five-year MBA program in the Maine Business School. Previously, some departments in the college had MBA agreements. Now, UMaine offers a dual-degree program with the Maine Business School and two colleges — Liberal […]

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TODAY speaks with Blackstone about why people choose to be childfree

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with TODAY for the report, “‘I don’t think this is for me’: 7 reasons why people choose to be childfree.” Blackstone spoke about a recent study she co-wrote with UMaine graduate Mahala Stewart, titled “There’s More Thinking to Decide: How the Childfree Decide Not […]

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Gary Greenberg ceramic sculpture exhibit to open Sept. 30 in Lord Hall Gallery

The Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine presents an exhibition of humorous and politically charged ceramic sculpture by internationally known artist Gary Greenberg. “THINGS RE: Stuff” runs from Sept. 30 through Nov. 11 in the Lord Hall Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Greenberg will give a […]

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Jill Pelto

Grad student’s art featured on cover of annual climate report compiled by NOAA

Art created by University of Maine graduate student Jill Pelto is featured on the cover of an international climate report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pelto’s environmental artwork appears on the front and back of the State of the Climate in 2015, an international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer as a supplement […]

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Politico quotes Socolow in report on Fox News

Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Politico for the article, “Has Fox News hit its ceiling?” Following the exit of the Fox News chairman and CEO amid sexual harassment allegations, control of the channel will soon fall to Rupert Murdoch’s sons, and with it […]

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