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UMaine offering Camden International Film Festival courses

Each year, the University of Maine makes it possible for students to attend the Camden International Film Festival and engage with filmmakers by offering related courses. Recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights innovative work and dedication to the craft of nonfiction storytelling. […]

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Panel discussion on North Korea crisis, Sept. 11

The University of Maine will host a panel discussion, “Making Sense of the North Korea Crisis,” at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA), the panel will feature Kristin Vekasi, an assistant professor […]

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Hutchinson Center offering fall professional development programs

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer a variety of professional development programs this fall. Program areas include health care, restorative practices, relational and mental health, leadership, business, education, and technology. A Relational Health Certificate Program, “Promoting a Positive Workplace & Community Culture,” will be offered in eight, daylong sessions, Oct. 20 […]

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Memorial service for John Scofield set Sept. 9

Friends and family of John Scofield are invited to attend a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Buchanan Alumni House. A reception will follow. Scofield, a network engineer at the University of Maine, passed away Aug. 27 after a battle with cancer. His full obituary is online.

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Author, Professor Emeritus Ford passes away

Elaine Ford, an author and professor emeritus of creative writing and literature at the University of Maine, passed away Aug. 27. Ford published five novels and many short stories, according to her New York Times obituary. Ford’s tales “found their power in details and in ordinary, believable characters, often working women in Massachusetts or Maine […]

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Longtime UMaine Detective Chris Gardner honored posthumously

Former Maine Drug Enforcement Agent and longtime University of Maine Police Department Detective Chris Gardner, who died last year, has been honored by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Maine Department of Public Safety announced. Gardner was posthumously honored for his work on a major federal firearms and drug investigation […]

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Orono, Maine

Orono named one of 30 safest college towns in America

Orono was again named one of the safest college towns in the country by SafeWise, “the authority on home safety and security news.” Coming in at 25 on the 2017 list of “30 Safest College Towns in America,” Orono was cited as having 170 violent and property crimes reported in 2015 and “many public safety […]

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Dean of Students Robert Dana’s Aug. 29 statement concerning off-campus banners

University of Maine Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Robert Dana provided the following statement Aug. 29 to detail the steps UMaine took beginning Friday, Aug. 25 when inappropriate banners at off-campus properties in Orono were first reported: Greetings: Thank you for writing to express your concerns over the objectionable banners that […]

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Maine Hello parking, road closure information

During Maine Hello, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, about 2,500 students will arrive on campus to move into their residence halls for the academic year. High levels of traffic are expected on campus and through downtown Orono and Old Town. To accommodate the event, several parking lots and roads will be closed Aug. 23–27. […]

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Stephan Jackson

UMaine, UMM students conduct biomedical research during summer program

Thirty-two summer fellows, including five University of Maine students and one University of Maine at Machias student, participated in the MDI Biological Laboratory 2017 summer fellowship program. The program provided undergraduates with hands-on research training in an advanced laboratory environment. On-campus co-curricular and residential life programs extended the impact of the programs, helping students develop […]

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