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UMaine welcomes second Global UGRAD-Pakistan Student

A second international student has joined the University of Maine community as a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Zariab Fatima Abro of Hyderabad, Pakistan, a senior majoring in computer engineering, was one of 27 new international undergraduate and graduate students, and Intensive English Institute students, […]

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Director of Athletics Karlton Creech signs four-year contract to stay at UMaine

Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has signed a four-year contract to stay at the University of Maine, effective Feb. 10. Creech has directed the UMaine Department of Athletics since 2014. “Karlton’s outstanding leadership of UMaine Athletics has benefitted the university, the state and Black Bear fans near and far,” said UMaine President Susan J. Hunter. […]

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Summer University 2017 registration opens Feb. 1

Summer University 2017 courses are now available for viewing on MaineStreet. Registration will begin Feb. 1 for students looking to fit in another course, graduate early, or boost their GPA. This year, Summer University has been reorganized into two convenient time blocks made up of three- and six-week sessions. The schedule will allow more students […]

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UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 1

The University of Maine Career Center will host the 19th annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus. More than 150 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are expected to exhibit at the fair. More […]

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UMaine inclement weather policy and emergency information reminder

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, members of the University of Maine community are strongly encouraged to sign up for […]

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Fishing boat on the Damariscotta River

UMaine photographer wins second place regional award

Adam Küykendall’s photographs have been selected for a Silver Award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I, which represents the New England states, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces in Canada. The University of Maine photographer/videographer’s recognition in the Excellence in Photography category was one of two 2017 CASE District […]

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Proposals sought for funds supporting faculty conference travel

Proposals are being accepted for the Bangor Savings Bank and Lyndon Paul LoRusso Memorial faculty development funds supporting conference travel. Ten awards will be made biannually (in spring and fall) to faculty members to support faculty development — specifically conference travel. Seven awards of up to $1,500 each will support domestic travel, and three awards […]

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Nominations sought for 2017 presidential awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for the University of Maine’s 2017 Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award, Presidential Public Service Achievement Award, and Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award. Nomination forms and guidelines are available online or by contacting Amber Thompson in the President’s Office at 581.1516 or amber.thompson1@maine.edu. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. Friday, […]

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Paradise Bay, Antarctica

NASA technology key to Boss’ exploration of polar phytoplankton dynamics

Free-floating ocean phytoplankton, often too small to be seen without a microscope, are a big deal. The tiny marine plants consume carbon dioxide and produce half of all the oxygen molecules that people and animals breathe. And, as the base of the ocean food web, they’re nourishment for zooplankton, fish, seabirds and whales. To gain […]

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Hutchinson Center to host MSW weekend cohort info session

An informational session on the 2017 master’s of social work weekend cohort will be held from 5–6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Deirdre Boylan, program coordinator of UMaine’s Master of Social Work Program, and other MSW faculty members will be on hand to answer questions. A new weekend […]

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