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600 Expected for UMaine Accepted Student Day Monday, Feb. 8

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 or joecarr@maine.edu ORONO — Six hundred University of Maine visitors will have an opportunity on Monday Feb. 8 to learn more about UMaine quality and value during an Accepted Student Day.  UMaine regularly conducts programs of this nature for accepted students who have yet to make their final college […]

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Northern Forest Research Pre-Proposals Due Feb. 26

Contact: Summer Allen at (207) 581-3794 or summer.allen@maine.edu ORONO — Northern Forest stakeholders are eligible to apply for research funding under a program that encourages collaborative study of forestry issues in northern New England and New York. The University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests is a member of the Northeastern States Research […]

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Friday: Ocean Renewable Power to Unveil First All-Composite Hydrokenetic Turbines Built in the U.S.; Turbines Bound for Project Site in Eastport

Contact: Susy Kist, Ocean Renewable Power Company (207) 772-7707 (office) (207) 272-8615 skist@oceanrenewablepower.com BATH, Me. — Ocean Renewable Power Company CEO Christopher Sauer will unveil the tidal energy company’s proprietary, commercial-scale, hydrokinetic turbines in Bath on Friday. Sauer will present and describe the turbines at the U.S. Windblade facilities at 11 a.m.  Representatives of business […]

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Friday 2010 Maine Stem Summit: Educating and Building the Community

Contacts:  Jan Mokros, Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance, 287-6491 Vicki Nemeth, Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine, 581-3399 Anita Bernhardt, Maine Dept. of Education, 624-6835 AUGUSTA — More than 325 participants from all across Maine will take part in the Maine STEM Collaborative’s 2010 Summit on Friday January 29 at the Augusta Civic Center.  […]

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UMaine Emergency Communications System Annual Test Friday, Jan. 29

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 AUDIBLE SIRENS TO SOUND FOR SEVERAL MINUTES SHORTLY AFTER NOON ORONO — The University of Maine will conduct its annual emergency communications system test on Friday Jan. 29 beginning at 12 noon.  Two outdoor sirens, which represent an integral part of the system, will sound for several minutes shortly […]

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‘e-Learning’ Survey to Improve Workplace Training Efficiency

Contacts: Matt Graham, 207-333-7139; Nory Jones, 581-1971 ORONO — Faculty from the University of Maine’s Maine Business School have launched an online survey of Maine businesses to assess the role of “e-learning” as an employee-training tool in the workplace, along with current trends, emerging technologies and the value they provide to organizations. In a fiercely […]

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UMaine Receives $12.4 Million for Deepwater Offshore Wind Research Facility

Contact: Professor Habib Dagher, (207) 581-2138; Joe Carr, (207) 581-3571 ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine has received a $12.4 million grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology for construction of its new deepwater offshore wind energy research and testing facility. The 30,000 square foot addition to UMaine’s Advanced […]

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School of Economics Taking Household Finance to the Schools

Contacts: Sarah Morehead, 978-210-1944; George Manlove, 581-3756 ORONO – UMaine’s School of Economics has revised its Financial Literacy outreach program, and is now taking it into Maine’s middle and high schools to reach younger audiences. Graduate student Sarah Morehead, a research assistant in the School of Economics, spent the past semester teaching and counseling as […]

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Maine Artist Redfield Installing Work at Hutchinson Center Tuesday

Jan. 4, 2010 Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 BELFAST — Lincolnville based artisan Janet Redfield (http://janetredfield.com/) will be at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast Tuesday Jan. 5, installing stained glass art works in the building’s atrium. Redfield has created the large-scale pieces as part of Maine’s Percent for Art program.  That […]

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