Long Road closed for two weeks starting July 13

A section of Long Road in the vicinity of the construction site of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning July 13 to complete utility work. Long Road will be closed from the Memorial Gym to the Bennett Lot, with detours to Munson and Flagstaff roads. Gym […]

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Socolow named director of McGillicuddy Humanities Center

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, has been named director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine, effective July 1. Since 2010, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center has demonstrated the immediacy, relevance and applicability of humanities scholarship by advancing teaching, research and public engagement in […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 4,201 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the Spring 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,763 are from Maine, 1,329 are from 41 other states and 108 are from 43 countries other than the U.S.   Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester amid the global […]

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Volin named UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost

John Volin, vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut, has been named University of Maine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective Aug. 14. Faye Gilbert, dean of the Undergraduate School of Business in the Maine Business School, has served as interim executive vice president and provost since Sept. 1. […]

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Faculty incorporate COVID-19 content into curricula

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, many University of Maine faculty members helped students navigate the crisis through education. Professors introduced coronavirus-related content into their spring 2020 syllabi so students could delve deeper into the real-time problems it presents. This fall, even more UMaine classes in multiple academic areas will include COVID-19-related […]

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Virtual workshop on networking, assistantships June 24

The University of Maine’s Graduate School and Career Center are teaming up to facilitate a workshop series that provides resources for career exploration, job search, and graduate school options.  Current students, alumni and local community members are all welcome to join a YouTube live event at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Topics will include networking […]

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UMaine student receives surveying engineering scholarships

University of Maine student Jennifer Tuomala, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a recipient of the Slavoj Scholarship through the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a student in a two- or four-year undergraduate degree program at an ABET-accredited college or university in the field of surveying engineering. Tuomala was also […]

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UMaine Today online wins national excellence award

UMaine Today online received a national 2020 Silver Excellence Award in Digital Magazines from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Judges noted: The UMaine Today website is beautifully laid out, with navigation that is clear and enticing. They take great advantage of the opportunities the web presents. The stories and photos are […]

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Klimis-Zacas receives Musgrave Public Health Award

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition in the School of Food and Agriculture, was awarded the Katherine O. Musgrave Public Health Award by the Maine Nutrition Council. The award recognizes outstanding work in nutrition policy, education or research. Klimis-Zacas will be recognized for her achievement at the Council’s annual conference on Nov. 18 in Bar […]

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Maine’s higher education leaders propose principles for safe fall reopening 

Maine’s higher education leaders have collaborated on a statement of principles for safely reopening their campuses this fall that summarizes the $4.5 billion impact and essential functions of the state’s 38 colleges and universities. The Framework for Reopening Maine’s Colleges and Universities in Fall 2020 includes strategies and practices that can be implemented in partnership […]

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