Liberal Arts and Sciences

Media cover presidential debate watch party

WVII (Channel 7) and the Bangor Daily News reported on a presidential debate watch party held in the Memorial Union of the University of Maine. About 200 students gathered to watch the debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I think potentially when you view things in isolation, you can kind of interpret […]

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UMaine moving historic telescope, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine’s historic observatory will be torn down, but its 111-year-old telescope will be saved. “We want to continue to be able to share this important piece with the community,” Shawn Laatsch, director of the Emera Astronomy Center and Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at UMaine, said of the […]

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Republican Journal advances talk by graduate student, Rwandan refugee

The Republican Journal reported Prosper Ishimwe, a graduate student of global policy in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, will recount his experiences and share his perspectives on life as a refugee in Maine at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Belfast Free Library. The event is free and open to […]

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Brewer speaks with Maine Public about online ads ahead of presidential debate

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with Maine Public for a report about highly targeted online advertising that was expected during the first presidential debate. Ahead of the debate, Maine Public reported it was predicted that the event could set a ratings record, with more than 80 million viewers […]

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WABI, WVII preview new UMaine Museum of Art exhibit

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on “Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists,” an exhibit opening Sept. 23 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The exhibit highlights a diversity of creative approaches and genres — from representational to conceptual — by artists from throughout New Brunswick. Also varied […]

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Art in the Park in Veazie to celebrate dam removal with flaming sculpture

The town of Veazie and University of Maine sculptor Greg Ondo are commemorating the removal of the Veazie dam with a two-hour event Sept. 30 in Riverside Community Park. The free public event, Art in the Park, from 5–7 p.m., will feature live fiddle music by Ellie May Shufro, a demonstration by fiber artist Samantha […]

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UMaine Museum of Art, Honors College, Police Department debut new websites

The University of Maine Museum of Art, Honors College and Police Department are among many UMaine centers and programs that have upgraded to the university’s new website template over the summer. A Self-Guided Walking Tours website also recently launched and features four tours focusing on gardens, outdoor sculptures, the historic district and other distinctive sights […]

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Presidential Debate Watch Party Sept. 26

A University of Maine Presidential Debate Watch Party will be held in the North Pod of Memorial Union 8:30–11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 for the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. UMaine political science professors Rich Powell and Rob Glover will introduce the debate and facilitate pre- and post-debate discussion according to […]

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