Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

College art tent featured by WFVX

WFVX (Channel 7) featured a college art tent offered by the University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center during the Sidewalk Art Festival in Bangor. “It gives you an opportunity to build your portfolio and then build a market,” said Freya Drew, a UMaine art education student, about participating and showcasing her work in the festival.

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Popular film podcast hosts to discuss horror movie classics at UMaine talk

The hosts of the film podcast “I Saw What You Did” will discuss horror movie classics adapted from Stephen King’s novels in a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center.  Millie De Chirico and Danielle Henderson will talk attendees through the films “Pet Sematary” and […]

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Newsom discusses Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science in ‘On Point’ segment

WBUR interviewed Bonnie Newsom, University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about the Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) for a segment of the show “On Point.” The center, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will conduct transdisciplinary, placed-based research projects that intertwine Native and Western knowledge systems in collaboration with Indigenous […]

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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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