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Sabrina Murray: Working toward diversity, equity and inclusion in higher ed

Sabrina Murray is used to getting questions about her race and adoption. Murray, who is Chinese, was adopted by white parents, making her a transracial adoptee (TRA). “Strangers will often ask me questions about my birth family and why I was adopted,” she says. “Because I am a Chinese adoptee, I also get questions about […]

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Migratory bird walks to be held at Orono Bog Boardwalk May 13 and 20

Two migratory bird walks will take place at the Orono Bog Boardwalk at 7 a.m. on May 13 and 20. Adrienne Leppold, state songbird specialist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and UMaine alumna, will lead the first bird walk on May 13. Brian Olsen, professor of ornithology at the UMaine School […]

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UMaine names 2023 Presidential Award recipients

The 2023 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in molecular and biomedical sciences, pioneering research in wireless sensor technology, public engagement and research focused on K–12 rural education, and innovation that has advanced Maine’s potato breeding program. Sally Molloy, associate professor of genomics, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer […]

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WABI features Williams Hall mural, dedication

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) featured the mural and dedication of Williams Hall to Beryl Warner Williams, the first Black alumna of the University of Maine. “She has been committed from the earliest days as far as I can tell from reading her history and learning about her to making a difference in the world. […]

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Maine College of Engineering and Computing presents its top annual awards

Alumnus and president of Dielectric, Keith Pelletier, is among the recipients of the Maine College of Engineering and Computing’s Edward Bryand annual awards honoring alumni, faculty, staff and students.  Pelletier was named the Edward T. Bryand Distinguished Engineer. Civil engineering professor and chair of the department, Shaleen Jain, received the Ashley Campbell Award. Amrit Verma […]

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BDN covers Beryl Warner Williams Hall dedication

The Bangor Daily News reported that Beryl Warner Williams Hall at the University of Maine will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, April 28 to honor the legacy of the Bangor native and UMaine’s first Black graduate to earn a degree in mathematics. Williams went on to have a distinguished academic career at Morgan […]

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Media report on 2023 UMaine Commencement speakers

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) and the Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that the 2023 University of Maine commencement speakers will be alumna and retired U.S. ambassador Anne Hall and Suzanne Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools. The graduate school ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on May 5, and the undergraduate ceremonies will […]

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