Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

UMaine Humanities Center awards $10,000 to faculty grant projects

The University of Maine Humanities Center (UMHC) has awarded more than $10,000 to seven faculty grant projects, including several based in the community. Spring 2016 UMHC Faculty Grants were awarded to: Constant Albertson, associate professor of art, to support the new media component of her ceramic art project, “Coordinates of Collateral Damage.” Kirsten Jacobson, associate […]

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Understanding how humanities support veterans focus of annual summit

The fourth annual Maine Humanities Summit aims to deepen the understanding of how the humanities play a crucial role in the post-war homecoming of service people, as well as their family members and communities. The public is invited to join the conversation and enjoy a buffet dinner starting with a reception at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, […]

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Fogler offering ‘African American Communities’ database trial

Fogler Library is offering a trial of the database “African American Communities” from Adam Matthew. According to the website, the database “showcases a diverse range of primary source material focusing on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. … Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North […]

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Maine Music Box migrating to Digital Commons

A project to bring full-text scores from the Maine Music Box database into Digital Commons is underway. The first of several series to be migrated is the “Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection” with 5,200 illustrated sheet music scores now available on Digital Commons. Materials in the public domain, or published before 1923, may be downloaded […]

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Portland trip to feature Shakespeare’s First Folio, map collections

Members of the University of Maine community and general public are invited to join a bus trip to Portland to tour collections at the Osher Map Library, as well as attend a public lecture and view William Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Portland Public Library. The UMaine Humanities Center (UMHC) and Department of English are […]

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Foster Center, SEANET debut new websites

The Foster Center for Student Innovation and Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) are among the latest programs to upgrade to the university’s new website template. The Aquaculture Research Institute, Evolutionary Applications Lab, Student Wellness Resource Center, Children’s Center, Peace & Reconciliation Studies and Maine Studies also recently upgraded. The new umaine.edu and related pages debuted […]

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Fifteen UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Tenure and/or promotion for 15 University of Maine faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The caliber of these faculty members […]

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Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150. Maine […]

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Students walk along the Mall during fall

High student demand prompts implementation of UMaine waitlist for fall admission

The University of Maine’s commitment to affordability, strategic investments in signature strengths and aggressive marketing have paid off. With a record number of qualified applications for fall 2016, UMaine will begin notifying most students who have applied and not yet been accepted that they have the option to be wait-listed for admission consideration. “The interest in […]

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