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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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Hutchinson Center announces restorative practices certificate program

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer a six-session program on restorative practices beginning Dec. 5 and 6. Other sessions will take place Jan. 10, Feb. 13 and 14, and March 13. All sessions are from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The focus of the program is the restorative approach, which emphasizes the importance of creating a […]

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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center launches online forum

The University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its publication Maine Policy Review have created a new digital publication series titled “Maine Policy Perspectives.”  The online forum consists of a roundtable discussion of pressing policy issues that are under debate by policymakers at the local, regional, national and international levels.  Adhering to the […]

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NCAAE Founder’s Award named for Sandweiss

At the 38th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE) at Brown University, the first Dan Sandweiss NCAAE Founder’s Award was presented to Richard Daggett of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in recognition of long-term and active support of the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory and “Andean Past,” founded by Dan Sandweiss […]

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Rep. Kathleen Gillingham named Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

Maine State Representative Kathleen R.J. Dillingham will be on campus Nov. 19 as a Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are individuals with past or current careers as policymakers in Maine — people of distinguished status and extensive experience. Each fellow comes to campus as a guest for […]

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UMaine Extension specialist Forstadt receives Distinguished Service Award

University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and human development specialist Leslie Forstadt was recently honored by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) with the Distinguished Service Award. The NEAFCS award recognizes members for leadership, outstanding program efforts, and personal and professional development. As the highest award given, Forstadt was recognized […]

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Gresham to be honored at New York nonprofit’s Heroes Reception

Mary Gresham, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, is being recognized Nov. 7 for her service and leadership by a Buffalo, New York-based agency that helps families, schools and communities raise successful children. Gresham is this year’s recipient of the Robert L. Wilson Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership, which will […]

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Biddle wins research award for article examining Coladarci’s work

A paper co-authored by University of Maine assistant professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle won the Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award at the recent National Rural Education Association annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Biddle is lead author of “On Resisting ‘Awayness’ and Being a Good Insider: Early Career Scholars Revisit Coladarci’s Swan Song […]

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