Liberal Arts and Sciences

Maine Public interviews Brewer about DHHS commissioner’s resignation

Mark Brewer, a political sciences professor at the University of Maine, spoke with Maine Public after Mary Mayhew announced she is stepping down as commissioner of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement is spurring speculation about a possible run for governor in 2018, Maine Public reported. Brewer said Mayhew’s role in […]

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All-State Music Festival participants featured in Daily Bulldog

Daily Bulldog published an article on four local students who took part in the 2017 All-State Music Festival at the University of Maine. The music students from Mt. Blue High School participated in the centennial festival that was hosted by UMaine’s School of Performing Arts. The festival, organized by the Maine Music Educators Association, brings […]

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Silver quoted in Tablet review of Terezín orchestra concert

Tablet Magazine published a review of Defiant Requiem’s concert in Terezín, a former military compound in the Czech Republic where the Theresienstadt concentration camp was located. The 13-piece orchestra included pianist Phillip Silver, a professor of music at the University of Maine. The orchestra performed “Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer,” which […]

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Professor Emeritus Frey passes away

Roger Frey, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Maine, passed away May 14. Frey, a UMaine alumnus, dedicated 50 years to teaching psychology, research and statistics in various positions, according to his obituary.

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Maine National History Day winners featured in local newspapers

The Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal reported on local winners of Maine National History Day, which was held at the University of Maine in April. The 265 students from 28 middle and high schools showcased exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries and performances based on their original research related to this year’s theme of “Taking […]

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BDN previews UMMA exhibit developed by UMaine Center on Aging

The Bangor Daily News reported on “Somewhere,” a solo exhibit by New York artist Jason Bard Yarmosky that opened May 19 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The show, developed in partnership with the UMaine Center on Aging and St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, will be on display through Sept. 2. […]

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BDN publishes grad student’s op-ed on ransomware

Lucas Ashbaugh, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “WannaCry attack a wakeup call to the danger of cyberaggression.” Ashbaugh is pursuing a master’s degree in international security.

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Clams in a basket sitting on seaweed

Clam Cam offers glimpse of lives, challenges of harvesters

Bridie McGreavy grew up in Brownfield, Maine, but until arriving at the University of Maine in 2010, she hadn’t been on a clam flat. Walking on exposed intertidal mud for the first time, she says, was like entering a “world that was so foreign, so beautiful.” Now, thanks to the Clam Cam — which opens […]

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Cody quoted in Press Herald article on Sen. Collins, health care bill

Howard Cody, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald article about Sen. Susan Collins saying the 13 Republican senators charged with drafting a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to succeed. Collins is working with a moderate group of Democratic […]

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UMaine hosting Maine All-State Music Festival May 18–20

The University of Maine and School of Performing Arts are hosting the 2017 All-State Music Festival May 18–20. The festival brings together more than 500 student musicians representing 92 high schools from around the state for a series of workshops, master classes and performances. Final concerts will take place Saturday, May 20 at the Collins […]

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