Alumni

BDN advances webinar about social justice, 1979 murder of UMaine professor

The Bangor Daily News advanced a webinar titled “Fighting Time: A talk with Isaac Knapper and Amy Banks” at 6 p.m. April 12. This discussion will explore the 1979 murder of University of Maine professor Ronald Banks in New Orleans. Banks’ daughter, Amy, and Knapper, the man wrongly imprisoned for 13 years for the crime, […]

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Maryann Hartman Awards will celebrate inspiring Maine women March 25

The University of Maine Alumni Association and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program will honor three distinguished Maine women with Maryann Hartman Awards at a 5 p.m. ceremony on March 25. The virtual event will celebrate 2020 recipients Sharon Barker, retired director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center, Penobscot Nation Ambassador […]

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WABI reports on Buoy Maine award to Marin Skincare

WABI (Channel 5) reported that Marin Skincare, a small business established by University of Maine graduates Patrick Breeding and Amber Boutiette, has received a grant of $14,000 from the Buoy Maine pitch competition. Buoy Maine, a program sponsored by Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine, seeks to foster innovation and entrepreneurship to support […]

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Political science roundtable explores what makes for good governance

The University of Maine Alumni Association and the UMaine Department of Political Science will co-host a virtual roundtable discussion with political scientists and policy experts exploring the makings of effective governing at 3:30 p.m. March 15.   The event, “What Makes for Good Governance?” honors political science professor Jim Warhola, who retired in 2020 after […]

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Colby Johns

Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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Elisabeth Maxwell

Elisabeth Maxwell: Alumna earns instructor certification while working with Scientific Diving Program

Elisabeth Maxwell, a University of Maine alumna, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and an assistant in the Scientific Diving program, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving Program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It […]

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Curran recall Lown’s legacy in BDN column

In a Bangor Daily News op-ed, Hugh Curran, a University of Maine assistant professor who teaches courses in peace and reconciliation, noted the many contributions of Bernard Lown to medicine, health equity and world peace. 

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Diamond talks with WVII about alums’ contributions to Maine economy

WVII (Channel 7) talked with John Diamond, president and CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association, about the findings from a recent study of the impact of UMaine alumni on the state’s economy. “The amount of money that the state is putting into Orono education is being paid for and then some annually by […]

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