Alumni

BDN advances virtual Career Fair on Feb. 3

The Bangor Daily News promoted the University of Maine’s Career Fair, which is scheduled for 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Feb 3. The fair will be hosted online this year. All UMaine and University of Maine at Machias students and alumni are welcome to attend. More information about the event is online. 

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UMaine to host virtual career fair Feb. 3

The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual Career Fair virtually 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Feb. 3 on the Career Link platform.   UMaine’s Career Fair, which is the largest in the state, is held each year for UMaine and University of Maine at Machias students and alumni of all majors. All those with […]

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Centralmaine.com advances Black studies in higher education panel

Centralmaine.com promoted a Jan. 28 Zoom event sponsored by the University of Maine Black Student Union and the UMaine Alumni Association, “Black Studies in 21st Century Higher Education.” Guests Sonia Sanchez and John Bracey, who initiated the movement for Black studies curricula in the 1970s, will talk about the history of Black Studies, current urgencies, and […]

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WABI speaks with Diamond about launch of new civil rights speaker series

WABI (Channel 5) talked with John Diamond, president and CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association, for coverage of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day webinar co-hosted by the Alumni Association and the Greater Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP. During the webinar, “Being Black in Maine: Lived Experience and the Prospect for Change,” […]

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Media advance webinar about importance of Black Studies in higher education

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Centralmaine.com promoted an upcoming webinar, “Black Studies in 21st Century Higher Education,” scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 28. The free Zoom event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Maine Black Student Union and the University of Maine Alumni Association, will feature Sonia Sanchez and John Bracey, co-founders of the […]

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Academics Sanchez, Bracey to discuss impact of Black studies

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Maine Black Student Union and the University of Maine Alumni Association will welcome Sonia Sanchez and John Bracey to discuss the relevance and impact of Black Studies in 21st century higher education at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 over Zoom. Register for the free, public event […]

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Walker Thomas

Walker Thomas: Recent KPE grad is ‘outstanding future professional’

SHAPE America, the Society for Health and Physical Educators, has recognized recent University of Maine graduate Walker Thomas of Sidney, Maine as an outstanding future professional.  Thomas, a first-generation college student, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education with a concentration in teaching and coaching, and health education, in December 2020. He will […]

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Researchers work in a lab on a water purification project

New microfluidic water purification system under development by UMaine, Harvard researchers

Development of a new, low-cost microfluidic water purification system by researchers at the University of Maine and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has been funded by the National Science Foundation. The initiative, led by Caitlin Howell, UMaine assistant professor of biomedical engineering, focuses on a method of quickly prototyping a portable pulsed-electric-field […]

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Tents on Mount Everest

Miner finds outdoor gear ‘forever chemicals’ in snow near Everest summit 

“Forever chemicals” used in water-repellant outdoor gear have been found in snow from the top of Mount Everest.  Kimberley Miner says these human-made per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — which have been linked to birth defects, high cholesterol and increased risk of kidney and testicular cancer — could eventually pose a risk for trekkers, climbers […]

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