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Marine science course connects distant students of sustainability science

In spring 2020, as the world locked down in response to COVID-19, Darling Marine Center director Heather Leslie considered at what moment to cancel the full summer of field courses planned at the University of Maine’s marine laboratory in Walpole. Knowing many UMaine graduate students were looking forward to immersing themselves in the interdisciplinary course […]

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Versant Power Astronomy Center

UMaine Emera Astronomy Center is now Versant Power Astronomy Center

The University of Maine Emera Astronomy Center will change its name to Versant Power Astronomy Center, reflecting the new ownership of the state’s second-largest electric utility. The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved the name change at its Sept. 28 meeting. Emera Inc., which donated $1 million toward construction of the center in […]

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‘Archival Outlook’ publishes story on UMaine COVID-19 community archive

The September/October edition of “Archival Outlook” featured a story about the University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive. The article was written by Matthew Revitt, Fogler Library Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, and details the efforts to capture the experiences of the UMaine community as they navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic. “Archival Outlook” is published by […]

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McKillen gives lecture on Irish suffragist

Elizabeth McKillen, Adelaide and Alan Bird Professor of History, gave a Zoom lecture, “Transatlantic Subversive? Irish Nationalist and Suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s American Lecture Tours, 1916–1923” on Oct. 1. The lecture was sponsored by the Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival and the Bangor Public Library. Among the audience members were three surprise guests from Ireland, including […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how technology and online classes are changing education

“How are technology and online classes changing education?” Find out on the third episode of Season 3 of “The Maine Question” podcast.  COVID-19 initially forced schools and universities throughout the U.S. to cease in-person instruction and shift to online learning. Changes in how and where educators teach, however, were already underway. Online curricula offered through […]

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Portland, Maine

University of Maine awarded $700K to host 2021 National NSF EPSCoR Conference in Portland, Maine

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Maine more than $700,000 to host the 27th NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Portland, Maine next year. The national EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) conference is proposed for November 2021. Its theme, “Translating Stakeholder Needs Into Impactful Research Outcomes,” will engage audiences from […]

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UMaine receives federal grant to train special educators, other professionals to support young children with high-intensity communication needs

The University of Maine will provide funding to support 40 graduate students working toward master’s degrees in special education or communication sciences and disorders with an early childhood intervention focus thanks to a nearly $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.  The Cross-disciplinary Online Training to promote Augmentative […]

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Developmental Biology students choose their adventure 

Like playing a “Choose Your Own Adventure” game, students in BIO 336 — Developmental Biology this fall have options for completing the course, providing both flexibility and social distancing to adapt to COVID-19.  Jared Talbot, assistant professor of developmental biology, will still require every student to read their textbooks, write thought-prompts, take quizzes and conduct […]

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