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UMaine Museum of Art Announces Fall Exhibitions

Contact:  Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 October 2 – December 31, 2009 High resolution digital images available upon request Roadside Ghosts:  Photographs by Dave Anderson Arkansas-based Dave Anderson exhibits a series of photographs captured on his travels throughout 30 US states. The photographer’s journeys on America’s back roads result in images that are familiar yet mysterious. […]

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Magazine Calls UMaine Professor a Composites Industry Leader

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — “Composites Manufacturing” magazine has recognized Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center as one of the industry’s leaders. Dagher is one of 16 people out of a pool of 50 nominees who were selected to receive the B.E.S.T. Award, which […]

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Sunday Walk to Raise Awareness, Funds for Suicide Prevention

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — A group of 200 University of Maine community members and others will walk to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention on Sunday, Sept. 27.  The 3.5 mile walk will begin at UMaine’s Fogler Library, at 1 p.m. The UMaine event is part of the Out of […]

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UMaine to Celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week

Contact: Kevin Taschereau (kevin.taschereau@umit.maine.edu) or (207) 581-4183 ORONO, Me. – The University of Maine will celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week on Thursday, Sept. 24 at noon on the Fogler Library steps with the signing of Hazing Prevention Statement. Presidents, members, and advisors of UMaine’s student organizations, fraternities, sororities and athletic teams will take part in […]

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Funding Renewed for ‘Project Opportunity,’ an English Language Teacher Initiative

Contacts: Laura Lindenfeld, 581-1843; Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, 581-2081; George Manlove, 591-3756 ORONO – The University of Maine’s “Project Opportunity,” a five-year government funded initiative to improve and update English language teacher training for current and future school teachers in Maine, has received $300,000 in third-year funding for 2009-2010. The project, in partnership with the Maine State […]

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UMaine to Celebrate the Maine Landscape Designs

Contact: Kathleen McIntyre, 581-1541 ORONO — Many of us have likely driven past a number of Maine’s private estates, parks, gardens, cemeteries, golf courses and campuses without really understanding the story behind them, or the extensive efforts on the part of a landscape designer and the vision of one of the state’s renowned benefactors that […]

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Portland Artist Installing Glass Tile Mosaic in Collins Center for the Arts

Contact: Kristen Andresen at 581-3742 or kristen.andresen@umit.maine.edu ORONO — Portland artist Joe Kievitt is creating a large-scale installation in the Collins Center for the Arts as part of Maine’s Percent for Art program. The program sets aside one percent of the construction costs in public buildings to purchase works of art. Kievitt’s installation, a geometric […]

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Angus King to Speak at UMaine on Thursday, Sept. 24

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Angus King, Maine’s two-term governor first elected in 1994, will be the keynote speaker at a Thursday Sept. 24 event kicking off Mane’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI). The talk, “Data-Driven Policy: the Role of Universities in Creating a Sustainable Maine,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Wells […]

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Tufts Philosopher Dennett to Present Darwin Lecture Oct. 15

Contact: Joe Carr (joecarr@maine.edu), (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, University Professor, and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, will present a University of Maine lecture, “Darwin’s ‘Strange Inversion of Reasoning’” on Thursday Oct. 15 at 4 p.m in Hauck Auditorium.  Dennett’s talk, which is […]

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UMaine’s New Seismometer Up and Running

Contacts: Alice Kelley (207) 581-2056; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 The University of Maine is reporting all kinds of shakes, rattles, and rolls, but it’s not just from the students returning to campus for the fall semester – it’s movements and vibrations of the Earth occurring worldwide that are being picked up by UMaine’s new seismometer. […]

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