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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette to visit UMaine

Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette will visit the University of Maine on Nov. 16. Fredette will be honored with a reception from 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club in Fogler Library. All are welcome to attend the event, no RSVP is required. Fredette is serving his third term as the […]

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UMaine receives award for excellence in student voter engagement

The University of Maine received the bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement for the 2016 election. A bronze seal is given to institutions with a student voting rate between 50 and 59 percent. The ALL IN Challenge is a national awards program recognizing colleges and universities […]

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Inclement weather policy, emergency information available online

Members of the University of Maine community are reminded that the inclement weather policy is online, complete with the best options for getting up-to-date information about delays and class cancellations. For the most timely notification of weather-related class cancellations or postponements, UMaine community members are strongly encouraged to sign up for text and/or email message […]

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Call for proposals to support UMaine events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series (CA/DLS) Committee is accepting grant applications for events in the UMaine community. These grants support up to 50 percent of expenses for events contributing to the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The committee for CA/DLS accepts proposals four times a year. Previous grant awards have supported events including […]

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Local voting information for Election Day

On Election Day, Nov. 7, all Orono voters will vote at the University of Maine New Balance Field House. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Community Connector buses will be available for Orono residents who need transportation. Voter registration staff will be on hand for new voters to register or for […]

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National Weather Service to offer free winter storm spotter training Nov. 7

The National Weather Service will offer a free training session on how to spot the signs of winter storms at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Stodder Hall, Room 57. Trained weather spotters help the NWS collect data to accurately report local storm information. Participants will learn how to measure and report winter weather phenomena […]

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Course will take students from idea to business in one semester

A new course to help students launch their business or nonprofit in one semester will be offered this spring by the University of Maine Foster Center for Student Innovation. INV 471 StartUp Lab, led by Veena Dinesh, director of business incubation at the Foster Center, will create a cohort of UMaine student entrepreneurs passionate to […]

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Professor Emeritus Richard Ryckman passes away

Richard Ryckman, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Maine, passed away Oct. 26. Ryckman joined the UMaine Department of Psychology in 1967 and earned his doctorate in 1968, according to his obituary. He taught and did research and textbook writing at UMaine until his retirement in 1999. Departmental members awarded him Professor […]

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