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$1.8 Million Grant Funds Initiative to Help Struggling Businesses

Contacts: George Criner, (207) 581- 3151; Hugh Stevens, (207) 581-3111 ORONO — The University of Maine is receiving more than $1.8 million for a new initiative to help Maine employers respond to 2008 natural disasters and economic distress. A $1.82 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) enables a unique […]

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Hutchinson Center Expansion Dedication Event Monday Oct. 5

Contact: Joe Carr (joecarr@maine.edu) at 581-3571 BELFAST — The University of Maine will celebrate the construction of a new wing at its Belfast Hutchinson Center on Monday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.  UMaine President Robert Kennedy and others will participate in a brief program and a ribbon-cutting for the addition, which adds classroom and laboratory […]

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UMaine Activities Planned for ‘National Make a Difference Day’ Oct. 23-24

Contact: Ryan Bouchard, 581-1796 ORONO — The Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism is holding its Fifth Annual “UMaine Cares” service event in celebration of National Make a Difference Day, Oct. 24. UMaine Cares began in 2005 as an effort to raise funds for hurricane relief in the Gulf Coast area. Student groups and individuals […]

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Researchers Explore Diabetes, Gene and Cognitive Performance Relationship

Contacts: Merrill F. Elias, (207) 244-9674; Greg Dore, (207) 581- 2022 ORONO — University of Maine researchers studying cardiovascular risk factors that influence cognitive performance have discovered that diabetics who carry a particular genotype — one or more of the ApoE-e4 alleles — are at greater risk for diminished cognitive capacity than individuals without the […]

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ENCorps Partnership Seeks Volunteers

Contact: Jennifer Crittenden, 262-7923 ORONO — The University of Maine Center on Aging, in partnership with the Maine Community Foundation, is seeking older volunteers for a new program, Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps), to provide leaders for a variety of “smart growth” projects in Maine. To get the program started, between 150 and 200 ENCorps volunteers […]

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UMaine Involved in New Partnership to Study North Atlantic Marine Ecosystem

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine is one of several prestigious marine research institutions joining forces to study North Atlantic marine ecosystems as part of the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR). In addition to UMaine, the collaborative involves Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Rutgers University, the University […]

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UMaine to Host National Hazing Symposium

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joecarr@maine.edu ORONO — The University of Maine will further establish itself as a national hub of hazing-related research when it hosts the 6th annual National Hazing Symposium on Thursday Oct. 1 and Friday Oct. 2 at Memorial Union. The program, expected to draw 50 hazing researchers and experts to […]

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Darwin Lecture Series to Feature Kornfield, Hutchison This Week

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series continues on Monday Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 30. UMaine Prof. Irv Kornfield will give a Monday talk, “Sexual Selection,” and Prof. Keith Hutchison will speak on Wednesday about “The Laws of Variation and the Geonome.” […]

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Careers in Student Affairs Event at UMaine Oct. 19

Contact: Joe Carr (joecarr@maine.edu) (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development and its Division of Student Affairs will sponsor a Monday Oct. 19 event for those interested in learning more about careers in higher education student affairs.  A Student Affairs Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m.-12 noon on the […]

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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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