Alumni

Sandra Caron selected 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor

Sandra Caron is the recipient of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award that recognizes the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. The UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality is a “triple threat,” says Timothy Reagan, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. In addition […]

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Alum Scott Horey to hold free concert, percussion clinic Jan. 24

University of Maine alumnus Scott Horey ’07 will return to the School of Performing Arts to perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Minsky Recital Hall. Horey performs nationally and internationally as a solo percussionist and drummer and recently returned from a tour in Poland, Denmark and Greece. The principal percussionist of […]

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Snell shares history of figgy pudding on Bill Green’s Maine

Rachel Snell ’06 ’16G, was featured in the Bill Green’s Maine segment “Here’s your darn figgy pudding.” In her home kitchen, the Honors College lecturer made figgy pudding (also called plum pudding or Christmas pudding), that dates back to the 16th century in England and was the crown jewel of Christmas dinner. The dense, sweet […]

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BDN chooses 3 UMaine-related athletic stories as most inspiring of 2018

The Bangor Daily News chose three University of Maine-related accomplishments for its most inspiring stories of 2018. One was that after first-year football player Darius Minor collapsed and died of a heart condition during a supervised July workout, the Black Bears notched a 10–4 record and advanced to a Football Championship Subdivision national semifinal for […]

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Maine Edge reports on 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

The Maine Edge reported on the recipients of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. Charles “Chuck” Peddle, the recognized “father of the personal computer;” Dr. Bruce J. Leavitt, a noted heart surgeon; Donna Keirstead, a widely respected higher education leader; and Abtin Mehdizadegan, a fast-rising young attorney, are among the Black […]

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News Center Maine includes aerial campus footage in profile on UMaine alumna

News Center Maine’s ‘Maine Portraits’ included aerial footage of the University of Maine campus in a profile of Christi Holmes, an alumna of the UMaine College of Engineering. Holmes was born in Machias, where her family has lived since 1765, and earned a degree in civil engineering from UMaine. After graduation she hiked the Appalachian […]

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Jarvis Glacier

Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

The perception of glacial water as cold and pristine isn’t reality, says Kimberley Miner. At least the pristine part. The research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute found pesticide pollutants — including the insecticide DDT — in a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. Pesticides that contain organochlorine compounds (OCPs) are […]

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WABI, WVII cover annual Alumni Association Homecoming craft fair

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the annual UMaine Alumni Association Homecoming Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace. The fair was held Oct. 27 and 28 in the New Balance Field House on the University of Maine campus, encompassing almost 200 vendors from across the state and drawing thousands of attendees, WABI reported. “This […]

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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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