Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Sun Journal cites overdose report in event coverage

The Sun Journal cited a May overdose report released by the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center in a story about the “Rally for Recovery Event” held Saturday in Lewiston. According to that report, as cited in the article, “there were 3,222 reported fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses in Maine between January and […]

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Slate publishes Socolow article about anchormens’ 9/11 coverage

Slate published an article from Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, about how the bygone notion of the iconic nightly news anchor gave its swansong during and after 9/11, when industry titans like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley delivered continuous coverage of the American tragedy. […]

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BDN publishes Socolow op-ed about KISS concert and COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism and director of the University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center, titled “Did Bangor Infect KISS? What a rock concert shows us about the COVID pandemic.”

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The Conversation publishes Socolow’s article about NBC’s Olympics telecast

The Conversation published an article by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, titled “Beyond the ratings, NBC’s Olympics telecast show video’s future.” Socolow, also director of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center writes that while traditional Olympic television ratings had decreased, the network demonstrates other metrics of success that […]

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Lukens speaks with BDN about Penobscot language book of folktales

Margo Lukens, a University of Maine Professor of English, talked with the Bangor Daily News about the recently published book, “‘Still They Remember Me’: Penobscot Transformer Tales, Vol. 1.” Lukens co-authored the book with Carol Dana, Penobscot language master, and Conor Quinn, linguistics faculty at the University of Southern Maine, as a teaching tool for Penobscots […]

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Media promote conference about multicultural Maine

Centralmaine.com, the Sun Journal and the Bangor Daily News advanced “One sun rose on us today: Stories from Maine’s Long 20th Century,” scheduled for noon–6:30 p.m. on June 4. The virtual conference, offered via Zoom, will explore some of the peoples who have claimed Maine as their home, bringing together scholars from across the state to discuss aspects of […]

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Media advance social justice series, Ranco presentation

The Free Press promoted a new social justice initiative co-curated by Darren Ranco, a University of Maine professor of anthropology, chair of Native American Programs and member of the Penobscot Nation, which includes a panel discussion sponsored by the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at UMaine. “Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine,” an […]

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BDN advances Wabanaki resources portal project

The Bangor Daily News advanced a project from the University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center to develop a centralized digital portal that will improve access to Wabanaki historical and cultural resources and archival collections.

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NEH funding to support enhanced access, utilization of Wabanaki resources 

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of more than $59,000 to the University of Maine’s McGillicuddy Humanities Center to support development of a centralized digital portal that will improve access to Wabanaki historical and cultural resources and archival collections currently distributed across UMaine and, in the future, to incorporate collections curated […]

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