UMaine, HELP University sign five-year academic, research agreement

A memorandum of understanding signed Dec. 3 between the University of Maine and HELP University, Malaysia will enhance educational, scientific and cultural cooperation between the two institutions. In a virtual ceremony, HELP president and co-founder Paul Chan and John Volin, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, representing the University of Maine System, […]

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Dunn named senior advisor to UMaine president

A University of Maine alumna with 33 years of military service has been named senior advisor for special initiatives, reporting to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, effective Jan. 3. Retired Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn of Newburgh served as the assistant adjutant general of the Maine Army National Guard. She most recently served a six-month national appointment […]

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Reeve to spend spring semester on a Fulbright in Mexico

Hydrogeologist Andrew Reeve, a University of Maine professor of Earth sciences, will spend the spring 2022 semester as a Fulbright-Garcia-Robles Scholar in Mexico.  Reeve will collaborate with Flor Arcega Cabrera at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Sisal, whose research focuses on geochemistry and environmental pollution. Reeve will assist with an ongoing project studying […]

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President’s Holiday Luncheon door prizes awarded

President’s Holiday Luncheon door prize winners have been announced. We thank the more than 670 employees who attended the midday and evening events. The winners are: Centerpieces: Shawn Romer, Facilities Management William Carrell, Student Records Adam Mascone, Auxiliary Services Danielle O’Neil, Office of Research Development Ana Chatenever, Chemistry Christopher Boynton, Research Administration Juanita Prescott, Facilities […]

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UMS appoints new project director for UMS TRANSFORMS initiative

The University of Maine System has appointed Grace Garland as the program director of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative, funded through the historic $240 million commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation to Maine and its public universities. Garland joins the leadership team headed by UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy, University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and UMS […]

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Book co-authored by Mette receives Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Title Award

Ian Mette, associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Maine, and Carl Glickman, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education, received a 2021 Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Title Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The award recognizes their book, “The Essential Renewal of […]

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NASPA awards honor Allan, Caron-produced video

A short video written and produced by professor of family relations and human sexuality Sandra Caron received the Outstanding Peer Education Program Award at the 2021 NASPA General Assembly. NASPA, or the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, is the professional association for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The video, “A Recipe for Disaster: […]

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‘The Maine Question’ explores global supply chain woes

Supply chain problems are occupying many people’s minds, especially with the holidays around the corner. Numerous newspaper stories and TV segments have featured images of cargo ships waiting for days or weeks to unload their goods from Asia into ports up and down the West Coast.  Americans are witnessing shortages of many products they once […]

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Statement of President Joan Ferrini-Mundy on Maine Climate Council meeting at UMaine

Today, Gov. Janet Mills visited the University of Maine, the state’s public research university, to mark the one-year progress of the Maine Climate Council and to announce new initiatives to empower communities in the fight against climate change. The governor’s announcement recognized a regional climate planning partnership formed this year by the town of Orono, […]

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