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Maine State Archives Bicentennial Moments highlights UMaine

The Maine State Archives Bicentennial Moments project posted a 30-second video about the origins of Maine’s land grant university.  The video includes historical and current photographs and the following script: “The United States Land Grant College Act of 1862 resulted in Maine having 210,00 acres to sell and to use the money to finance the […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy to speak on ‘Maine Calling’ on Jan. 7

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, will speak on the Maine Public radio show “Maine Calling” on Jan. 7.  The show, airing at 1 p.m., will focus on the recently released 10-year Strategic Economic Development Plan for the state of Maine. Discussion will cover the plan’s major […]

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McWilliams named executive assistant to President Ferrini-Mundy

Josette McWilliams has been named executive assistant to University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, effective Jan. 6. McWilliams, a UMaine alumna who was a first-generation college student, comes to the university from Colby College, where she served as executive assistant to the dean of the college for two years. “I’m pleased and humbled to return […]

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UMaine student receives regional continuing education award

Natascia La Verde of Belfast, Maine has received a 2020 University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) New England Region Outstanding Student Award. The award honors an undergraduate enrolled in a program offered through a division of professional, continuing or online education who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and an unusual will to learn — not […]

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Emera Astronomy Center offering guided meditation Dec. 16–18

The Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine is offering free guided meditation sessions in the M.F. Jordan Planetarium to help students and faculty de-stress during finals week.  Participants can experience an amazing sunset as they travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole, then relax under a night sky filled with stars […]

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Annual Wilson Peace Writing Prize deadline is Dec. 13

Leadership, civility and peace as reflected in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” is the focus of the 2020 Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize, sponsored by the Wilson Center. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The winner will read the selected essay at UMaine’s annual […]

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