Liberal Arts and Sciences

Katie Keaton

Katie Keaton: For theatre major, all the world’s a stage

Sunday is not a day of rest for Katherine (Katie) Keaton. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the theatre major at the University of Maine rehearses dances for various projects and clubs. “My friends know I’m not free on Sundays,” says the Caribou native who concentrates in scenic design and minors in dance and business […]

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Riess receives maritime research award

Warren Riess is the recipient of the 2015 John Gardner Maritime Research Award from the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. Riess, a research associate professor of history, anthropology and marine sciences, is based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Riess earned the award for making a significant contribution to the […]

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Blackstone leads Digital Commons downloads

“Gender Roles and Society,” a 2003 encyclopedia entry by University of Maine sociology professor Amy Blackstone, is the most downloaded, full-text article currently available in DigitalCommons@UMaine. “It is tremendously gratifying to know that my work has reached such a large audience. I’m stunned,” Blackstone says of the article’s nearly 20,300 downloads. Although the Digital Commons […]

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Brewer speaks with WVII about what influences voters

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, for a segment about the factors that sway voters. “Theories of voting behaviors is one of the most researched questions of political science,” Brewer said. “It is also one of the most difficult to answer.” He cited studies conducted at […]

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Applications being accepted for after-school art program, Maine Edge reports

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine Department of Art is accepting applications for the after-school ArtWorks! Program. As it has for more than 30 years, UMaine’s Art Education Program will offer the program for students in grades K–8. ArtWorks! provides children an opportunity to explore the […]

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‘Urinetown: The Musical’ to be performed at UMaine Feb. 19–28

Orono, Maine — More than 60 artists will take to the stage in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts production of the award-winning Broadway hit “Urinetown, The Musical,” Feb. 19–28. in Hauck Auditorium. The satirical comedy by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis is the story of a bureaucracy run amok when a water […]

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UMaine to host two Maine-based artists as part of Print Residency program

The University of Maine Department of Art will host two Maine-based artists in February as part of its Print Residency program. From Feb. 8–12, sculptor Anna Hepler and painter Meghan Brady will work in collaboration at UMaine. The artists are scheduled to give informal presentations on their art and processes at 9 a.m. and 12:30 […]

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Brewer quoted in BDN report on Maine ballot questions, voter turnout

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was cited in a Bangor Daily News article about the state’s upcoming potentially historic ballot questions. In addition to the 2016 presidential election, Maine residents will cast their votes on topics including legalizing marijuana, raising the state’s minimum wage and mandating background checks on […]

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Applications being accepted for Intermedia MFA program

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is accepting applications until Feb. 28 for the fall 2016 semester. The Intermedia MFA program provides students with advanced study and practice in interdisciplinary art. It is a studio-centered creative interdisciplinary program committed to research, experimental technological production, a well as the individually guided development and production of […]

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