Alumni

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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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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