‘The Maine Question’ features prominent alumni Allen and Sally Fernald

Allen and Sally Fernald of Camden, Maine have long been advocates for the University of Maine. Since graduating in 1954 and 1955, the owners and publishers of Down East Magazine have donated to various capital campaigns, sponsored art galleries and poetry readings, and led alumni groups and fundraising drives.   In Episode 10 of Season 6 […]

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CCI research associate, alumnus lead development of World Ocean Explorer Deep Sea Exhibit

The World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries, has been launched by the World Ocean Observatory and Schmidt Ocean Institute. The virtual aquarium allows users to explore deep-sea ecosystems that cannot be observed in a traditional aquarium setting, such as hydrothermal vents, whale falls and interactions with 3D […]

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Six honorees to receive Foster Center Innovation Awards

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Innovation has announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation Awards, who will be honored in a ceremony at the center April 14 as part of Maine Impact Week.   The Innovation Awards were developed to recognize and celebrate the students, faculty, staff and alumni who are working to commercialize […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy, professor George Jacobson, and Maine Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors standing in balcony of state house while Maine Legislature congratulates UMaine's attainment of R1 research classification

Legislature’s Joint Resolution commends UMaine’s R1 designation

In a Joint Resolution March 9, the Maine State Legislature recognized the University of Maine for its national designation as a Carnegie R1 research university. The resolution commended the university “on its well-deserved designation and the groundbreaking achievements and commitment to excellence by the faculty, scientists, students and staff.”  UMaine is the only university in […]

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2022 Hartman Awards to be presented April 1

The 2022 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to community leader and certified nursing assistant ZamZam Mohamud of Lewiston; recently retired Opportunity Housing, Inc., founding president and CEO Bonnie-Jean Brooks of Stockton Springs; and long-time senior executive and UMaine alumna Susan Bell of Hallowell, former director of the […]

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Ukrainian UMaine graduate speaks to BDN

Iaryna Iasenytska, a recent UMaine graduate living in her hometown of Kyiv in Ukraine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about her experience with the Russia-Ukraine war. Iasenytska said, “Civilians and servicemen and whole families were wounded or died during these evacuations. International law or what it means to have a ceasefire has no meaning […]

Read more reports on $800,000 donation to Fogler Library reported that the University of Maine Fogler Library has received an $800,000 gift from the estate of Lee Gagnon, a Waterville native and a member of the class of 1959, to support an endowed memorial fund in honor of his parents. The Lionel J. Gagnon and Germaine Fortin Gagnon Memorial Fund will provide resources […]

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WVII reports on Alumni Association’s panel about Russia invading Ukraine

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine Alumni Association’s panel about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its implications for the U.S. The panel featured Hon. Kenneth Hillas, adjunct professor of international affairs and a former U.S. State Department official; Seth Singleton, adjunct professor of political science and Libra Professor of International Relations; and […]

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