Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Pinette to deliver 14th Maine Heritage Lecture on Oct. 12

The University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the 2023 Maine Heritage Lecture at 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Bodwell Area at the Collins Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow at the Hudson Museum. This year’s lecture, titled “50 Years of Advocacy in Maine: Exploring the […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center welcomes fall 2023 undergraduate fellows

This semester, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomes four new undergraduate research fellows: Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. This new cohort will join current fellows Paige Allen, Sebastien Chamberlain, Abigail Roberts and Willow Wind.  MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to $8,000 over the […]

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UMaine researchers partnering with UMass on $30 million NSF Science and Technology Center focused on braiding Indigenous knowledges and science 

Indigenous communities worldwide are facing the effects of climate changes, threats to their food supplies and the potential destruction of historically and culturally significant places. Using Indigenous knowledge and Western science, University of Maine faculty will devise new ways to tackle these pressing issues through a new research center based at the University of Massachusetts […]

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Ranco speaks to Food Tank about impacts of ICWA on food sovereignty

Food Tank interviewed Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) on the wellbeing of Native children and communities, tribal sovereignty and Indigenous food sovereignty. Ranco told FoodTank […]

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Four UMaine Ph.D. students win top awards in 2023 BioME showcase

Four University of Maine Ph.D. students won the top awards in the college division of the 2023 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) Student Showcase on May 3.  The annual competition tasks college and high school students, who participate in separate divisions, with presenting life-science focused research projects to win cash and academic prizes. According to […]

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