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UMaine names 2017 Presidential Award winners

A forensics researcher on the front lines of the drug abuse crisis in Maine and nationwide, the founder of UMaine’s nationally recognized Writing Center and an international expert on El Niño will receive the University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards. Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Professor […]

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Social justice scholar Rhonda Y. Williams to give two talks April 6

Rhonda Y. Williams, professor of history and director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the annual Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecture on April 6. Williams’ lecture, “Concrete Demands: Black Power Histories and Legacies in the 21st Century,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall. […]

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UMaine to award honorary doctorates to alumni Donna Loring, Kenneth Hodgkins

Maine Native American elder Donna Loring and Kenneth Hodgkins, a leader in developing and maintaining peaceful international use of outer space, will receive honorary degrees on May 13 from their alma mater, the University of Maine. The honorary doctorates will be awarded as part of UMaine’s 215th Commencement. Loring will be honored in the morning […]

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March 28 event to answer Summer University questions

Staff from the University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning will be available in the North Pod of the Memorial Union 2:30–4:30 p.m. March 28 to answer Summer University questions. The staff also will be able to register or term activate students for summer courses. There will be giveaways, signed posters, and the chance to […]

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Maine National Guard holding training exercise on campus March 16

On March 16, Holmes Hall will be the site of a regular training exercise for members of the Maine Army National Guard Civil Support Team. The exercise, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., also will involve Orono Fire Department personnel. Members of the UMaine community may see Guard first responders in hazmat suits. That day, […]

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Multifaith panel discussion March 29

“Can We Really Coexist: A Multifaith Panel Discussion” will be held 7–9 p.m., March 29, Nutting Hall auditorium, as part of University of Maine Diversity Week. Panelists speaking on Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Catholicism, Wabanaki spirituality, humanism/atheism and Buddhism will include: Omar Conteh, Rabbi Darah Lerner, Aaron Watt, Tracy Guerrette, John Bear Mitchell, Tom Waddell and […]

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Finalists for NSFA dean/Experiment Station director to give campus presentations

Four finalists for dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station will be on campus March 21-April 14. Public presentations on the topic “Leadership Within a Large, Diverse College at a State Flagship University,” a question-and-answer session and reception are scheduled at the following […]

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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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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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