UMaine’s Homecoming 2018 to be celebrated Oct. 26–28

The University of Maine will celebrate Homecoming 2018 with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26–28. Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday afternoon with campus and building tours, and a field hockey game against University of Vermont at 3 p.m. Also on Friday is the Maine Heritage Lecture, given by Kathryn Olmstead at 4:15 […]

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Rob Wheeler

Wheeler probes how potentially lethal fungal infection eludes body’s defenses

Rob Wheeler is engrossed with a generally harmless fungus that naturally lives in and on people, but also can cause disease and death. For 16 years, the University of Maine associate professor of microbiology has been unraveling the mysteries of the fungus Candida albicans. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Wheeler a three-year $428,429 […]

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Press Herald reports on alumna making top 10 in Miss USA

The Portland Press Herald reported that Marina Gray, a sergeant in the Army National Guard and a University of Maine alumna, made it to the top 10 in the Miss USA pageant. Gray, a Portland native, was named Miss Maine USA and represented the state in the national competition on May 21 in Shreveport, Louisiana, […]

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Media cover UMaine Alumni Association’s awards dinner

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual awards dinner. The event was held to acknowledge UMaine alumni and friends for outstanding public service and professional accomplishments, WABI reported. Among the eight Alumni Achievement Award winners, were U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her family, who received the […]

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From ticks to toxins, symposium explores climate change ramifications

University of Maine faculty and graduate students will present wide-ranging research at the 26th annual Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium that sheds light on how climate change affects the state and its residents. Topics of the emerging climate change studies include whether a temperature-related increase in toxic algal blooms could increase the prevalence of a […]

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UMaine faculty, alumni featured in MDI Historical Society publication

The most recent issue of Chebacco, the annual magazine of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, features the work of several University of Maine faculty members and alumni. Titled “Beholding the Past,” the issue features the work of Joseph Miller, Ph.D. candidate in Canadian/American history and assistant professor of military science; Rachel Snell, adjunct instructor […]

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UMaine divers

Divers go face-to-fin with sharks in Atlanta

University of Maine divers Colby Johns, Elisabeth Maxwell and Hattie Train went face-to-fin with enormous whale sharks, rare bowmouth guitarfish, reef sharks, a sawshark, manta rays, wobbegongs and other fish from three oceans at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific divers did so in February in the aquarium’s […]

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Iva Jugovic

Iva Jugovic: UMaine alumna shares her journey from Serbia to Switzerland

Iva Jugovic started her academic journey at the University of Maine in 2011. At the age of 19, she traveled 4,000 miles across the Atlantic, from her hometown Leskovac, Serbia to Orono, Maine to pursue her undergraduate studies. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to UMaine, Jugovic quickly took an interest in the health-related sciences […]

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UMaine taking part in #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws

Simply Straws wants to make the world a better place, sip by sip, with eco-friendly glass straws. And the University of Maine is taking part in the company’s #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws 2018 Campus Challenge. Throughout the month of April, campuses nationwide are invited to ditch plastic straws to reduce plastic pollution. It’s estimated in the U.S. that […]

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