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Darwin Lecture Series Continues on Wednesday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series continues on Wednesday, Sept. 2 with a talk by UMaine psychology professor Larry Smith, “Darwin: the Reluctant Revolutionary?” Each class meeting in the semester-long series is also open to members of the UMaine community and the […]

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UMaine Welcomes Class of 2013; Overall Enrollment Projected to Grow

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 joecarr@maine.edu ORONO — Approximately 700 University of Maine students, faculty members, staff members and others turned out today to welcome the university’s new first-year students, the Class of 2013.  The backbone of UMaine’s traditional “Maine Hello” program, those volunteers met the new students and their families as they arrived […]

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Women in the Curriculum Presentations Series Begins Sept. 15

Contact: Ann Schonberger or Mazie Hough, (207) 581-1228 ORONO — The Fall 2009 Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program lunch series gets under way Sept. 15, with noon presentations on feminist topics by UMaine faculty, graduate students and guest speakers. The series includes lectures, panel discussions, and films on topics such as North […]

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UMaine Alternative Energy Course Begins Sept. 4

Note to reporters: the list of lecturers and their subjects may provide a useful directory of expertise related to various energy-related issues.  Please let us know if you would like help in contacting any of the experts listed. Contact Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Electrical Engineering Technology program and […]

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UMaine Alumns Create Three Endowment Funds Through Foundation Matching Program

Contact: Amos E. Orcutt University of Maine Foundation President/CEO (207) 581-5100 ORONO — News of the University of Maine Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Matching Gift Scholarship program came just in time for UMaine alumni Mike and Ellen Flaherty of Huntsville, Alabama. They had been thinking of establishing scholarship funds in memory of Mike Flaherty’s father, Virgil […]

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Council of Canadian Academies Appoints UMaine Professor

Contact: Professor Darrell W. Donahue, (207) 581-2728 The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has selected University of Maine Chemical & Biological Engineering Professor Darrell W. Donahue to serve as an expert on a panel on Approaches to Animal Health Risk Assessment. As a panelist, he will aid in the preparation of a report for the […]

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New Media ‘Without Borders VI: Conjunction’ Exhibit Opens at UMaine

Contact: Krista Smith, 581-3258 ORONO — UMaine’s Department of New Media’s “Without Borders” annual exhibit and presentation of works by more than 30 new media artists, including UMaine graduate students, runs through Sept. 25 at the Lord Hall Gallery, with an opening reception Sept. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. The variety of works in “Without Borders […]

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Fall Semester Course, Events to Recognize and Celebrate Darwin’s Influence

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joecarr@maine.edu Kristin Sobolik at (207) 581-1893, sobolik@maine.edu ORONO —  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of the Species,” described by scientists as one of the most important publications of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  This seminal work discusses the Theory […]

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Legendary Prof. “Sandy” Ives Dies at 83

Contact: Joe Carr at joecarr@maine.edu ORONO — Edward “Sandy” Ives, a UMaine English and anthropology professor from 1955-1999, died on Sunday at the age of 83.  A renowned expert on folklore and folklife, Ives founded UMaine’s Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, now known as the Maine Folklife Center, in 1971. “I was saddened […]

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