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Nominations sought for 2017 Outstanding Professional Employee Award

The University of Maine’s Professional Employees Advisory Council (PEAC) seeks nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Professional Employees Award. The award honors a professional employee whose actions and achievements beyond normal work responsibilities have provided outstanding service to their field, the University of Maine, and the community as a whole. Award criteria and the nomination form […]

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Adapt and overcome

Read transcript Elisabeth Kilroy, a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, shares her research in muscular dystrophy and what inspires her work. To Kilroy, the science is personal. Read the full UMaine Today article online.

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Greenland

Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic

The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range from microbes in the ice sheet to large herbivores — caribou and musk oxen — living on the […]

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‘Think 30’ Academic Affairs Faculty Forum slated Feb. 16

Jeffrey Hecker, University of Maine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, will lead the next Academic Affairs Faculty Forum at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. Over the past four academic years, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost often in […]

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Nominations sought for 2017 Classified Employees Recognition Award

The University of Maine’s Classified Employees Advisory Council (CEAC) seeks nominations for the 2017 Classified Employees Recognition Award. The award recognizes classified employees’ exceptional service and dedication to UMaine, increasing the campus community’s awareness of the indispensable contributions that represented and nonrepresented classified employees make to the quality, diversity and overall mission of the university. […]

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National report on best practices in student retention and completion cites the success of Winter Session

A new research report on best practices in student retention and completion by EAB, “Promoting Timely Degree Completion: Reconciling Student Choice and the Four-Year Graduation Imperative,” cites the success of the University of Maine’s Winter Session, which launched in the 2015–16 academic year. UMaine’s three-week Winter Session last year offered 20 high-need, fundamental undergraduate courses […]

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Engineering in Maine

Read transcript An overview of the impact of the University of Maine College of Engineering statewide and beyond. As Maine’s leading engineering program, the college prepares an educated workforce, conducts research that turns knowledge into innovative solutions, and provides outreach that includes STEM initiatives.

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Spring 2017 Go Blue Fridays announced

The following days have been designated as UMaine’s Go Blue Fridays, a chance to show your UMaine spirit and campus pride by wearing blue and/or UMaine clothing: Feb. 10 and 24; March 24; April 7 and 14; and May 12.

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Call for Steve Gould Award nominations​

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Steve Gould Award. The award was created in 1981 by the family and friends of Steve Gould in memory of “a man of honest and passionate concern for others.” The award is given to those who have demonstrated superior qualities of unselfishness and compassion in the course […]

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UMaine Police Department offering reward for information

The Mahaney Dome on Long Road was vandalized sometime between 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 and 8 a.m., Friday Feb. 3. The 17 cuts in the outer skin resulted in an estimated $1,500 in damage, which is now being repaired. The Division of Student Life and UMaine Police Department are offering a $500 reward for […]

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