A photo of a 1940s campus aerial and a portrait of Bernard Lown

Renowned UMaine alum Bernard Lown may be featured on a dollar coin 

University of Maine alumnus Bernard Lown — a pioneering cardiologist, author and peace activist who invented the direct-current heart-defibrillator — may be featured on a U.S. dollar coin in 2024.  Officials from the U.S. Mint have presented a design featuring the 2024 American Innovation $1 coin for Maine. The design must ultimately be approved by […]

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UMaine hosting Homecoming Oct. 14–16

The University of Maine’s largest and most activity-filled event of the year begins on Friday, Oct. 14 when the UMaine Alumni Association kicks off Homecoming 2022.  The three-day gathering features a wide variety of formal and informal social, recreational and educational activities. They include class reunions, tailgating, campus tours, concerts, lectures, presentations and women’s soccer, […]

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BDN shares information about UMaine homecoming

The Bangor Daily News reported that the University of Maine will kick off Homecoming 2022 from Oct. 14–16. The three-day gathering features a wide variety of formal and informal activities, including class reunions, tailgating, campus tours, concerts, lectures, presentations and NCAA women’s soccer, football, and women’s ice hockey games. Alumni and their guests who preregister […]

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AD search committee named

A 15-member committee has been named to conduct a national search for the next permanent University of Maine athletics director. The search committee is chaired by John Volin, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and will be assisted by search firm Collegiate Sports Associates. Finalists are expected to visit campus by mid-November, […]

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UMaine now the hub for Rural Schools Collaborative in New England 

A new partnership between the University of Maine and the Rural Schools Collaborative will seek to strengthen the K–12 education workforce across six New England states and provide other opportunities to raise the profile of rural schools and teachers in the region. The RSC’s New England hub, which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode […]

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UMaine alum, Broadway star brings ‘Broadway Rocks’ to Collins Center

Broadway star and University of Maine alum Merritt David Janes is returning to his alma mater to present the show “Broadway Rocks” at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 for the Collins Center for the Arts Gala. Janes co-created the show with his classmates while studying at UMaine. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in vocal and […]

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UMaine community will welcome Senior Alumni Reunion participants, Sept. 8–10

This week, the University of Maine Alumni Association will host over 200 alumni and friends on campus at Senior Alumni Reunion events. Senior alums are those celebrating 50 years or more since graduation.  The three-day event features an All-Alumni Dinner on Thursday evening at the Black Bear Inn, followed by the annual Senior Alumni Luncheon […]

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BDN notes UMaine alumnus being named state’s history teacher of the year

The Bangor Daily News reported that University of Maine alumnus Geoffrey Wingard has been named Maine’s 2022 State History Teacher of the Year. Wingard, who teaches at Bangor High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in history from UMaine. The Maine Department of Education also highlighted Wingard’s accolade.

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Mainebiz features UMaine construction engineering graduate Stickney

In an article about Maine women working in construction, Mainebiz interviewed Kayla Stickney, project resident engineer at the Maine Department of Transportation who graduated with a degree in construction management technology from the University of Maine. “I am still one of the only women in the room, if not the only one. I have met […]

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