Thompson elected to American Physical Society’s Fellows

John Thompson, chair of the University of Maine Department of Physics and Astronomy, was named a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Thompson was elected as a fellow “for performing seminal research on student use of mathematics in physics and the learning and teaching of thermal physics, for leading interdisciplinary collaborations and conferences, and […]

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Klose delivering book talk on latest work Oct. 24

Robert Klose, professor in the University of Maine Honors College, will deliver a book talk and sign copies of his latest work, “Trigger Warning,” from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the University Bookstore.  The event, co-sponsored by the University Bookstore and Honors College, is free and open to the public. 

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UMaine hires new executive director of marketing

The University of Maine has named Brenn Borror, a longtime marketing leader and strategist in higher education and business development, as its new executive director of marketing, effective Oct. 16.  In his current role with UMaine’s Division of Marketing and Communications, Borror will manage the team behind university graphics, photos, video, web design and other […]

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UMaine to conduct annual emergency communications system test Oct. 19

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 19 The University of Maine will conduct its annual emergency communications system test at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, complete with the outdoor sirens sounding for several minutes. The sirens are part of UMaine’s multifaceted emergency communications system established in 2007 that allows university safety and […]

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University of Maine System Honored with Maine Development Foundation Award

The University of Maine System (UMS) has been  awarded the 2023 President’s Award by the Maine Development Foundation (MDF). MDF cited UMS’  “exemplary leadership” toward improving Mainers’ lives.  “The University of Maine System is leading actionable and scalable efforts that help drive systemic change toward a more equitable, inclusive Maine economy and ensuring Maine continues […]

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Hasselbaum named 2023–24 Maine Policy Scholar

Cam Hasselbaum, of Bellingham, Massachusetts, was named this year’s Maine Policy Scholar at the University of Maine. One student from each of the University of Maine System’s campuses is selected for the program. Each scholar conducts a policy research project that is relevant to Maine. Following a year of study, the scholars present a solution […]

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Fish are shrinking, according to new study co-authored by McGill

University of Maine ecology professor Brian McGill helped discover that the average body sizes of fish are shrinking as part of an international project with 16 other researchers.  The team, led by University of York macroecologist Inês Martins, analyzed the body size trends of numerous plants and animals worldwide from 1960–2020 using data from the […]

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Lives of Ukrainian soldiers explored in UMaine student’s new documentary

Vita Tomakhiv of Kyiv never planned to leave Ukraine, but then the Russian military invaded. With help from the University of Maine, she left in June 2022, four months after the war broke out to continue her education.  As the Russia-Ukraine war raged on, Tomakhiv, a master’s student in global policy, yearned to help the […]

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Suzy Violette: Transforming classroom knowledge into real experiences

Suzy Violette has been building on the plant science knowledge she’s gained through her classes at the University of Maine by helping to conserve the natural resources in Glacier National Park in Montana. Violette, a nontraditional student majoring in environmental horticulture, spent this past summer repopulating the lost vegetation at the park’s Native Plant Nursery. […]

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