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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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Six Consecutive Years in Princeton Review for UMaine

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 or Kristen Andresen at (207) 581-3742 ORONO — Princeton Review once again lists the University of Maine among the best colleges in the country. The New York-based publisher announced today “The Best 371 Colleges,” according to its annual guide book.  The publication, which rates the nation’s best choices for […]

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UMaine Hosting Dropout Prevention Summit July 27-28

Contact: Jim Artesani, 581-4061 ORONO — More than 250 state policymakers, stakeholders, lawmakers and educators will gather at the University of Maine July 27-28 for the 2009 Maine’s Dropout Prevention Summit. With funding this year from America’s Promise Alliance, founded by General Colin Powell and his wife Alma Powell to reduce school dropout rates, summit […]

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UMaine Math Colloquium Aug. 3

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Marc Chamberland, a professor at Grinnell College in Iowa, will give an Monday Aug. 3 University of Maine talk, “The Computer’s Role in Mathematical Discovery and Proof.”  The talk, scheduled for 2-3 p.m. in 421 Neville Hall, is a UMaine Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium. Prof. […]

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Country Music Star Bentley at UMaine Sept. 4

Contact: Abtin Mehdizadegan at 581-1701 ORONO — Dierks Bentley, the country music star whose current single, “Sideways,” is at the top of the country music charts, will perform at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena on Friday Sept. 4. The concert, scheduled for 8 p.m., is presented by University of Maine Student Government, in collaboration […]

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