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Enjoying family outdoor adventures with UMaine Extension 4-H, community partners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is partnering with the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to offer a new monthly outdoor educational series for families with youth ages 7–18.  “Outdoor Family Adventures” is for those interested in learning more about Maine’s ecology, observing birds and their habitats, responsible fire building and safely spending time in the […]

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University of Maine System launches planning for statewide College of Engineering, Computing, and Information Science backed by $75 million investment from Harold Alfond Foundation

Planning for a statewide Maine College of Engineering, Computing, and Information Science (MCECIS) began today with a virtual vision session involving 180 leaders in industry and education.  Participants included faculty and staff at UMaine and the University of Southern Maine as well as most other campuses in the University of Maine System, members of industrial […]

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Witter Center’s dairy herd ranked fourth in the nation, best in New England

The herd of Holsteins at the University of Maine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center was ranked fourth among U.S. colleges and universities by the Holstein Association for its 2020 Top Breed Age Average. The designation places the Witter Center’s herd at the top among New England colleges and universities. Breed Age Average compares the […]

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New certificate in research, innovation and strategy offers students experiential learning opportunities 

University of Maine students can now obtain an interdisciplinary credential designed to help meet the needs of 21st-century employers. The Certificate in Research Innovation and Strategy (CRIS) was developed as part of UMaine’s Experiential Program Innovation Central (EPIC), which fosters collaboration among UMaine research and experiential learning centers.  Four pathways for the College of Engineering […]

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2021 CASE District I Excellence Awards go to UMaine Marketing and Communications, Alumni Association and University of Maine Foundation

The University of Maine Division of Marketing and Communications, the University of Maine Alumni Association and the University of Maine Foundation were awarded a total of six 2021 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Excellence Awards. UMaine Today online, the magazine website managed by web/print content coordinator Amanda Lozier in […]

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UMaine graduate student receives national award from the American Chemical Society

Md. Ikramul Hasan, a master’s student in the School of Forest Resources, is the recipient of a 2021 Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) The award will enable Hasan to attend a leadership development workshop at the ACS’s Annual Leaders’ Conference. The Society grants 15 of the awards nationwide each year. […]

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SEM taken by UMaine grad student on cover of microbiology textbook 

A scanning electron micrograph taken by University of Maine alumna Charlotte Royer is featured on the cover of the textbook, “Microbiology: An Evolving Science, Fifth Edition,” published in 2020 by W.W. Norton and Company.  Royer took the image in 2018 when she was a master’s student in marine sciences advised by UMaine professor of plant […]

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Sociology journal article earns 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award

The Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology of the American Society of Criminology awarded Steve Barkan, a University of Maine professor emeritus of sociology, and alumnus Michael Rocque, associate professor of sociology at Bates College, the 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award for their article titled “Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality,” which was published […]

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Kara Pellowe digging for softshell clams in June 2019 as part of her doctoral research in Newcastle, Maine.

Research Reveals Diverse Community Benefits of Small-scale Fisheries

University of Maine researchers Heather Leslie and Kara Pellowe are studying the diverse benefits provided by fisheries in partnership with harvesters and other local experts in multiple regions, including Maine and Mexico. Pellowe, a former UMaine postdoctoral scholar now at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, and Leslie, director of the UMaine Darling Marine Center […]

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