Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

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Bilingual signage — English and Penobscot — now at UMaine

New University of Maine building and road signage on campus is now bilingual — English and Penobscot. Signs for Memorial Gym and New Balance Student Recreation Center note the names in Penobscot — αttali-milahəyαwələtimək — translated as “place where you play a variety of games.” At Fogler Library, awihkhikaní-wikəwαm means “book house”; at Wells Conference […]

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Ranco talks with News Center Maine about Penobscot signage on campus

Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research, talked with News Center Maine about Penobscot language being added to signage on campus. The University of Maine is on Marsh Island, which Ranco says was the most important residential island, especially before the 19th century, for Penobscot people. “That sense of recognition, […]

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Bangor Daily News highlights Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine-owned 2,460-acre Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town. The nonprofit organization Hirundo maintains the refuge and conducts its public programming, including full moon paddles. The refuge is the site of a former Red Paint Indian fishing village, according to the article. The refuge is open, free of […]

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If you missed these achievements the first time, here’s a recap

During the first six months of 2019, University of Maine faculty and students have contributed to knowledge and solutions — locally and worldwide. Here’s a review of some highlights, including dog biscuits made of green crabs and a comprehensive scientific expedition on Mount Everest. January Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare […]

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Watch Bicentennial Conference talks by Pulitzer Prize-winners

To commemorate Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood in 2020, the University of Maine recently hosted a three-day Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference that included a variety of events, panels, exhibits and concerts. Pulitzer Prize-winners Alan Taylor and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich delivered keynotes May 31. Taylor is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair at the University of […]

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WABI, BDN advance Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference, History Festival

WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News advanced the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference to be held May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. The conference will feature events, panels, presentations and concerts celebrating the unique history of Maine, its peoples, culture, politics, art and music, the reports state. Registration is online and […]

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Drisanna Watson

Drisanna Watson earns Native American Research Internship in Utah

Drisanna Watson will begin her Native American Research Internship (NARI) at the University of Utah a couple of weeks after wrapping up her 19-credit spring semester at the University of Maine. The 10-week paid summer experience supports academic, career and personal development of Native American students interested in health science careers. A goal is to […]

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UMaine to host Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1

The University of Maine will host the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1. The conference will feature a series of events, panels, presentations and concerts celebrating the unique history of Maine, its peoples, culture, politics, art and music. Registration for the conference is online. The registration fee for the general public is $60. University […]

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Presentations to examine Franco American experience of WWI, lasting effects

The University of Maine will host a series of presentations April 26 that will explore the lasting effects of World War I on Franco American communities. “Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War” will be held 1–3 p.m. in Crossland Hall at the Franco-American Centre. “Many Franco Americans served in WWI, and this spring marks […]

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Vogt to give lecture in advance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

Francis Vogt, director of choral activities and lecturer in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, will give a lecture titled “‘Their sound is gone out’: Handel’s Messiah in America” at 4:30 p.m. April 24 in Minsky Recital Hall in advance of the corresponding concert on April 28. The lecture, sponsored in part by […]

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