Liberal Arts and Sciences

Inside Science cites Wittmann, UMaine in article on job preparation for physics majors

Michael Wittmann, chair of the University of Maine Physics and Astronomy Department and professor of physics, was mentioned in the Inside Science article, “Preparing physics undergrads for the jobs of the future.” According to the article, many universities, including UMaine, are implementing ways to better prepare physics graduates for the workforce. At UMaine, physics students […]

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Student showcases virtual reality research on WABI

Toni Kaplan, a University of Maine student who works in the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory was featured on the WABI (Channel 5) segment, “Virtual Reality in Maine: Part 2.” Kaplan is studying if virtual reality can relieve symptoms of seasonal affective disorder and anxiety. “Seasonal affective disorder is normally treated with bright […]

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UMaine Museum of Art seeks designers for fashion challenge, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine Museum of Art is seeking designers to take part in a fashion challenge, similar to the Bravo TV show, “Project Runway.” The competition calls for each team — a designer and model — to create and display two outfits on the runway that were inspired by works […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Butler, Schreiber

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “How a welfare fraud crowd pleaser actually inflicts real damage” by University of Maine professors Sandra Butler and Holly Schreiber. Butler, a professor of social work, and Schreiber, a professor of communication, are members of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together […]

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Franco-American Centre forum to focus on publishing family’s genealogy

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a presentation and discussion on how to publish a family’s genealogy on Saturday, June 18. “Exploring the Possibility of Publishing your Family’s Story,” will be held from 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall. Participants will learn about the different ways to publish their family’s unique history […]

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VEMI Lab featured on WABI report on virtual reality in Maine

The University of Maine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory was featured on the WABI (Channel 5) segment, “Virtual Reality in Maine: Part 1.” Students and faculty at the lab, which is the only research facility of its kind in Maine, are using virtual reality in research that may lead to the development of […]

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Brewer, Palmer speak with MPBN for report on LePage’s town halls

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, and Kenneth Palmer, a professor emeritus of political science at UMaine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “LePage’s town halls: Helping or hurting his agenda?” Gov. Paul LePage has held more than 30 town hall meetings since winning re-election in […]

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Historian to present lecture on modern architecture in America, Japan

Gregory Clancey, an associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore, will speak about the rise of modern architecture in the early-to-mid-20th century in the United States and Japan. Clancey, who was born and raised in Bangor, Maine, will present “How Architects Became Modern in America and Japan,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May […]

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Cohen Institute offering weeklong travel course to Washington, D.C.

The William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine is sponsoring a weeklong travel course to Washington, D.C. that focuses on “Leadership in Chaotic Times.” The experience aims to develop hands-on, advanced leadership skills for the 21st century — a time of dramatic and unpredictable change. From May 15–21, […]

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