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From Norway and Taiwan, Fulbright awardees hope to make a difference

Investigating plastic pollution in a Norwegian glacier and teaching English in Taiwan are the plans of a University of Maine Ph.D. student and a recent graduate who both received awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Ligia Naveira, a Ph.D. student with UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, earned a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award; and Cora Saddler, […]

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BDN highlights UMaine alumnus Batchelder ahead of entrepreneurial competition

The Bangor Daily News highlighted the research and achievements of Kendra Batchelder, co-founder/CEO of Waved Medical LLC and a University of Maine alumna. She and her company will be competing for $25,000 in the Top Gun Showcase Pitch Event during the Maine Entrepreneurs Summit after recently winning the Regional Top Gun Pitch. Batchelder applied her […]

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Lown legacy preserved with specialty U.S. Mint coin 

Starting in 2019, the U.S. Mint began issuing four specialty coins per year, one for each state, in celebration of U.S. innovation for the American Innovation $1 Coin program. By 2032, leaders of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories will have chosen an innovator or innovation to represent their […]

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UMaine graduates celebrated during 2024 commencement ceremony

Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, told University of Maine’s newest graduates to continue in an endless pursuit of knowledge, find passion in their work and live their lives in service of others.  “I know the words — learn, […]

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Marin Skincare featured by CBS for innovative use of fishing industry

A company founded by University of Maine alumni Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding that started while they were still students, named Marin Skincare, was featured in an article from CBS News. The article focused on an ongoing movement in Portland, Maine where entrepreneurs are innovating the fishing industry. Marin uses glycoproteins, a byproduct from processing […]

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Foster Center announces recipients of 2024 Innovation Awards

The University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation announced the third annual Innovation Awards winners, who will be honored in a ceremony at the center on April 11 as part of Maine Impact Week. The awards recognize and celebrate the impact of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are active in innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. The 2024 […]

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Postponed: Free screening and panel discussion of ‘The Right to Read’

The free screening of the documentary “The Right to Read” originally slated for Thursday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the McIntire Room at Buchanan Alumni House has been postponed. The co-hosts of the event, University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s School of Learning and Teaching and with the Maine Department of […]

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$1.6M donation will accelerate progress within the pulp and paper industry

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has donated $1.6 million to the University of Maine to establish the UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative.  The UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative is a research-based public and private consortium that focuses on using forest-based materials to accelerate the transition to renewable and recyclable packaging made from forest fiber.  “As a UMaine […]

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