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UMaine School of Economics to Bring Money Management Seminars to Local Schools

Contact: Sarah Morehead at sarah.morehead@maine.edu ORONO — The University of Maine School of Economics’ Household Financial Education Program (HFEP) is preparing to take its money management workshop to local schools, beginning later this spring. The school started HFEP in 2008 as a way to extend economics expertise to those managing household budgets during difficult financial […]

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Bettina Boxall to Visit UMaine

Contact: Stephani Nola, 581-3285 ORONO — Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter and University of Maine alumnae Bettina Boxall will be on campus April 12-18 to visit with students and present this year’s Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture Wednesday, April 14. Boxall, a 1974 UMaine graduate, shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting with Los […]

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UMaine to Host Regional Chemical Engineering Conference, Competition

Contact: Hemant Pendse, (207) 949-1007; Thomas Schwartz (student), (978) 944-0568; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine is set to host the Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) March 26-27. Part of the conference will be the annual Chem-E Car competition, at which UMaine has performed […]

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UMaine to Host Middle, High School Robotics Competition

Contact: Ryan Foley, ryan.t.foley@umit.maine.edu; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine Black Bear Robotics Club will host VEX, a robotics competition for middle and high school students, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. at UMaine’s Donald P. Corbett Building in room […]

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UMaine Sets Monday Forum for Academic Program Reorganization Plan Discussion

Contact: Joe Carr at 581-3571 UMaine will host a Monday, March 29 public forum for discussion related to this week’s Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) interim report.  That report, which outlines a series of recommended academic program modifications, is online here. The forum is scheduled for 1-4 p.m.  It will not include a formal […]

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Interim Report Addresses UMaine Academic Reorganization; Next Stage in the Process Involves Community and Public Feedback

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — An interim report from the University of Maine’s Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) lists a series of potential changes that would reduce UMaine’s academic program budget by $12,255,000 over three years beginning in July 2011.  This is the primary component of an overall university budget reduction […]

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Kennedy to Step Down as UMaine President, Transition to System Appointment

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy announced today he will begin a 14-month process during which he will transition from his current role as president of the state’s land grant/sea grant university to a four year appointment where he will work on projects related to statewide […]

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Promotion and/or Tenure for 21 UMaine Professors

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — At its Bangor meeting today, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved promotion and/or tenure for 21 University of Maine faculty members.  The professors, who represent the broad spectrum of UMaine academic programs, were nominated by UMaine President Robert Kennedy after an extensive process reviewing […]

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