Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Two-Day Event to Focus on Saving Endangered Native Languages

“Saving Endangered Native Languages” is the theme of the spring 2015 University of Maine Humanities Symposium April 24–25. Language activists and tribal representatives from native communities in the northeastern United States and Canada along with university partners will discuss the challenges and opportunities for language revitalization during the two-day event on campus. Jessie Little Doe […]

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Upcoming Humanities Issue of Maine Policy Review to be Focus of Annual Summit

The third annual Maine Humanities Summit will celebrate the upcoming issue of Maine Policy Review that features expert analysis on the dynamic intersection of the humanities and public policy in Maine. The public is invited to join the conversation and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner with three of the report’s 40 authors starting at 5 […]

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William S. Cohen Institute Focusing on Leadership and Public Service

The William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at the University of Maine has been renamed the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. The new name better captures the broad range of interdisciplinary initiatives it has been involved with in recent years. The Cohen Institute is designed to model and […]

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BDN Publishes ‘My Maine Culture’ Digital Postcard Collaboration with UMHC

The Bangor Daily News published 50 digital postcards as part of its “My Maine Culture” collaboration with the University of Maine Humanities Center. The project was created to celebrate Maine’s sense of place. In December, members of the public were invited to submit a digital postcard — an image or video with accompanying text — […]

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Carnegie Foundation Classification

Carnegie Foundation Selects UMaine for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The University of Maine is one of 240 colleges and universities in the United States selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UMaine and 156 other institutions received reclassification; 83 colleges and universities received first-time classification. In 2008, UMaine and Bates College were the first […]

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Press Herald Outlines ‘Historical Atlas of Maine’

The Portland Press Herald said the recently released “Historical Atlas of Maine” tells the state’s story with “masterful depth and visuals.” Burton Hatlen, a University of Maine English professor, poet and mentor to Stephen King, envisioned and proposed the idea for an atlas in 1997. When Hatlen died in 2008, UMaine colleagues Stephen Hornsby and […]

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