Economic Development

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UMaine names 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

Political science major Dominique DiSpirito of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is the 2022 University of Maine valedictorian and Maxwell Burtis of Brunswick, Maine, a mechanical engineering major, is this year’s salutatorian. Both are students in the UMaine Honors College. “Dominique and Maxwell are truly outstanding members of our community and their UMaine student experiences are what […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrating University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond is April 10–15. The public is invited to attend the more than 20 virtual and in-person events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university. A […]

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New research shows what it takes to make society change for the better

Many people try to make society change for the better. The real challenge is how to get good solutions to scale up for major change. New research suggests that social change may depend on the relationship between beneficial behaviors and policies. The research, conducted by the University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University […]

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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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UMaine Arts Initiative seed grant awardees announced

The UMaine Arts Initiative (UMAI) is pleased to announce winners of a new competitive seed grant program, created to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations that seek to build a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and equitable community of art researchers, practitioners, supporters and promoters.  The University of Maine Arts Initiative, launched in 2021 by the Office of […]

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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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UMaine’s MIRTA accelerator program selects four teams for 2022 cohort

Four faculty-led innovation teams have been selected to participate in the fifth cohort of the University of Maine’s Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program. The 2022 projects will develop research innovations in accessibility education, aquaculture, computer-aided breast cancer detection and marine sciences. MIRTA, coordinated by UMaine’s Foster Center for Innovation, assists teams from […]

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