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UMaine names two 2024 valedictorians, salutatorian

Political science and biology student Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine and mechanical engineering major Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine are the 2024 University of Maine valedictorians. UMaine’s salutatorian is Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, who is double majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. The three will graduate May 4 during the university’s 222nd commencement ceremonies.  “Michael, […]

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UMaine researchers presenting at AERA annual meeting

The 2024 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting is happening April 11-14 in Philadelphia, with some preconference events earlier in the week. The AERA conference is the world’s largest annual gathering of education researchers and practitioners, and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in a variety of areas. Here’s a look at some of […]

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Maine College of Engineering and Computing celebrating one year of success

The Maine College of Engineering and Computing (MCEC), an innovative institution under the UMS TRANSFORMS Initiative, celebrated its first year of successful operation on April 1. MCEC, established through a generous $75 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation, has emerged as a beacon of modern education, addressing the evolving needs of Maine’s workforce and […]

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Victor Ostman: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Victor Ostman of Danderyd, Sweden is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine Business School. He is double-majoring in business administration in finance and in sport management, and is a member of the Men’s Ice Hockey team. Before joining UMaine in 2020, Ostman played in the U.S. Hockey League for the Chicago Steel. As […]

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UMaine names 2024 commencement speakers

The first woman to serve as adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and a professor emerita at the University of Vermont (UVM) who also serves as a research associate of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will address graduates at the University of Maine’s 222nd commencement ceremonies on May […]

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Baker named UMaine assistant vice president for research finance and administration

Jennifer Baker has been named assistant vice president for research finance and administration at the University of Maine. Baker, who has more than 18 years of financial management and administration experience in UMaine’s research enterprise, has assumed strategic leadership of financial and personnel administration in her new role.  “Jenn’s deft ability to streamline administrative processes […]

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Launch party for the latest edition of The Open Field on April 4

English undergraduate students Paige McHatten and Julia Hills, the student editors of The University of Maine’s undergraduate literary magazine The Open Field, are hosting a launch party for the 2024 installment of the publication with other editors and contributors at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Writing Center, room 402 of Neville Hall. […]

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UMaine Nursing commits to healthcare, well-being ahead of National Health Workforce Well-Being Day

The National Academy of Medicine Collaborative is recognizing Monday, March 18 as the inaugural Health Workforce Well-Being Day, and the University of Maine School of Nursing is reaffirming its commitment to advancing health workers’ well-being through research and education opportunities for students, faculty and staff. The UMaine School of Nursing emphasizes the importance of supporting […]

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Lawrence named UMaine vice president for human resources

After nearly two decades of working for the University of Maine Office of Human Resources, Nicole Lawrence of Old Town, Maine is now leading it. She has been named vice president for human resources, effective immediately.  Lawrence has served as interim vice president for human resources since June 2022. In her role, she provides leadership […]

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