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Kennedy Announces UMaine Academic Reorganization; Eight-Point Plan for Budget Sustainability Includes Establishment of Division of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy unveiled “UMaine 150,” an eight-point plan that he says “will both improve UMaine and make it more financially sustainable.” Kennedy made the announcement during a Tuesday morning presentation at UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts. Some 250 members of the […]

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Scarborough Student Named Top Graduate in UMaine College

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Laura Wood of Scarborough, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. She will graduate May 8 with honors and a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences. She concentrated in natural resource management and […]

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Fryeburg Native Named Outstanding Graduate in UMaine College

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Kathryn “Katie” Blynn of Fryeburg, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Blynn majored in elementary education with a concentration in English. She transferred to UMaine as a sophomore and changed her major from broadcast […]

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Skowhegan Native Outstanding Grad in UMaine College

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — Emily Yearwood of Skowhegan, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She will graduate May 8 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Yearwood majored in sociology with a minor in psychology. She transferred to […]

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Patten Native Outstanding Graduate in UMaine College

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — Owen McCarthy of Patten, Maine, was named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the University of Maine College of Engineering. He will graduate May 8 with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering. McCarthy, the 2006 valedictorian of Katahdin High School, came to UMaine as a Top Scholar. […]

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UMaine President Kennedy to Address Academic Reorganization Tuesday May 4

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy has scheduled a Tuesday May 4 presentation to announce his decisions relative to academic program reorganization.  His talk is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. It will also be streamed online at http://www.umaine.edu. Kennedy created […]

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Ballistic Tent Panel Technology Patented, Commercialization Partner Licensed

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Innovative and newly-patented University of Maine composites materials technology is now under commercial development through a licensing agreement with a southern Maine manufacturing company. Modular Ballistic Protection System (MBPS) technology, which was conceptualized, fabricated and tested at UMaine’s AEWC: Advanced Structures and Composites Center, provide protection for […]

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UMaine Fraternity Found Responsible for Hazing in April 17 Initiation Activity

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Following a week-long review, the University of Maine’s Division of Student Affairs has found the university’s Sigma Chi fraternity chapter to be in violation of UMaine’s hazing policies. These findings relate to a Saturday April 17 incident during which a UMaine student participating in a fraternity initiation […]

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Student Wins Video Competition, $10,000 International Reporting Opportunity

Contact: Samantha Danis, 286-6013, or George Manlove, 581-3756 ORONO — Fourth-year UMaine broadcast journalism major Samantha Danis of Biddeford has been voted as one of five first-place prize winners in the national YouTube and Pulitzer Center “Project: Report” video competition. She has won a $10,000 grant for an international reporting assignment for the Pulitzer Center […]

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University of Maine Featured in the Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council in Just-Published “Guide to 286 Green Colleges”

Joe Carr, University of Maine (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu Leah Pennino, The Princeton Review (508) 663-5133, lpennino@review.com Free Guidebook Profiles the Nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges and Universities ORONO — The University of Maine is one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com).  The nationally known education services company selected […]

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