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Political Scientist Palmer is Maine Heritage Lecturer Nov. 5

Contact: Kathryn Allan, (207) 581-1954 ORONO — In the second annual Maine Heritage Lecture, UMaine professor emeritus of political science Kenneth Palmer will speak on “Maine’s Paradoxical Politics,” Thursday, Nov. 5. The lecture, at 4:30 p.m. in the university’s Wells Conference Center, is free and open to the public. Palmer is a political scientist who […]

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Indigenous Scholar to Speak at UMaine

Contact: Sara Willett, 581-1414 ORONO — The UMaine Division of Lifelong Learning and the Wabanaki Center will present Oren Lyons, professor emeritus of American studies at State University of New York at Buffalo, author, environmental and human rights activist and a member of the Onondaga Nation, as plenary speaker during a week-long visit to campus, […]

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Darwin Lecture Series to Feature Rumpho-Kennedy, Dennett Keynote

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series continues on Wednesday Oct. 14 and Thursday Oct. 15. UMaine Prof. Mary Rumpho Kennedy will give a talk, “Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Evolution,” on Wednesday from 8:35-9:50 a.m. in 130 Little Hall.  That lecture is part of […]

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UMaine TABOR forum Oct. 21

Contact: Bill Murphy, 581-4126 ORONO — The University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education, in conjunction with co-sponsors from around the state, will host a public educational forum on TABOR II, one of the referendum questions facing Maine voters on Nov. 3. “TABOR II: Impact on Maine and its People” will be held 7-9 p.m., […]

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“Sacred Gardens: Spirituality, Ecology & Peace” Conference Set Oct. 23 in Belfast

(Editors’ note: The name gkisedtanamoogk, fourth paragraph, begins with a lower case “g.”) Contact: Ellen Woodhead, 581-1167 BELFAST — The International EcoPeace Community ESTIA, affiliated with Peace & Reconciliation Studies at the University of Maine, will hold its 6th annual conference at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast Friday, Oct. 23, 12 noon-6 p.m., on “Sacred […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Present UMaine Cohen Lecture

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — United States Attorney General Eric Holder will visit the University of Maine on Friday Oct. 23 to deliver a William S. Cohen Lecture.  The talk is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. Cohen, the Bangor native who represented Maine in Congress for […]

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UMaine Speakers to Explore Climate Change and Civilization

Contact: Gretchen Faulkner, 581-1904 ORONO — The Climate Change Institute and Hudson Museum at the University of Maine are hosting two fall lectures that explore the impact of climate change on civilizations and the impact of humans on climate change — one of the foremost issues of our times. On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 […]

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Applications Sought for Wind Turbine Site Survey

Contacts: Paul L. Villeneuve (207) 581-2271; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 ORONO – In collaboration with the University of Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s Efficiency Maine Program is seeking applications for a Wind Turbine Site Survey within the state. UMaine is responsible for tower erection, data collection and review, and tower decommissioning, and students will […]

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Darwin Lecture Series to Feature Hutchison, Kornfield 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 Oct. 5 and Wednesday, Oct. 7. UMaine Prof. Keith Hutchison will give a Monday talk, “The Genome: Changing Slow, Changing Fast,” and Prof. Irv Kornfield will speak on Wednesday about “Speciation and Gladogenesis.” […]

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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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