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Call for submissions by new Franco-American journal Résonance

Résonance, a new digital, curated Franco-American literary journal that will showcase, distribute and encourage creative works by established and emerging writers, is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal, which will be published in the University of Maine’s Digital Commons, is intended to provide a literary outlet for the cultural work of Franco-American and […]

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Proposals sought for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

The Maine State Bicentennial Conference Committee at the University of Maine seeks presentation proposals that explore all aspects of the Maine statehood process and the bicentennial for the event that will be held next spring. The Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference will be held May 30–June 1, 2019 on the UMaine campus with a field […]

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Canadian-American Center map wins major award

The University of Maine Canadian-American Center map by Margaret Pearce, “Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada,” has been named co-winner in the Thematic Map category of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society’s 2017 Map Design Competition. The society represents professional cartographers in North America, and the judges include experts from the Smithsonian, Library […]

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UMaine faculty, alumni featured in MDI Historical Society publication

The most recent issue of Chebacco, the annual magazine of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, features the work of several University of Maine faculty members and alumni. Titled “Beholding the Past,” the issue features the work of Joseph Miller, Ph.D. candidate in Canadian/American history and assistant professor of military science; Rachel Snell, adjunct instructor […]

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Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine to open Franco-American art exhibit

A Franco-American art exhibit titled “Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault” will open April 20 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. The artwork consists of cartoon drawings, political commentary, Franco-American cultural exploration and personal discovery. It was created by Archambault at the University of Maine’s Franco-American Centre. The exhibit is a collaboration […]

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2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected 17 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three judges and discussed at a panel for clarity of the proposed project, […]

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Cornell University professor to speak as part of ‘Life of Ideas’ series

Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, will speak March 29 at the University of Maine. Traverso’s talk, “Burdens of the Past: The Age of Left-Wing Melancholia,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space at the IMRC Center in Stewart Commons. Refreshments […]

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University of Montreal professor to give talk on friendship

Eric Mechoulan, a professor in the Department of French Literature at the Universite de Montreal, will deliver a talk on friendship March 6 at the University of Maine. Mechoulan’s talk, “On Friendship: A brief history of the concept from Aristotle to Facebook,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space […]

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