Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

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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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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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UMaine, Bangor Public Library to host three Pulitzer Prize winners

To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes, the University of Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism along with the Bangor Public Library will host three winners of journalism’s top award. Amy Ellis Nutt of The Washington Post, Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe, and Jim Sheeler of Case Western Reserve University will visit UMaine […]

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Lecture to focus on environmental history, landscape of Canada

The University of Maine History Department and Canadian-American Center will co-host a reception and public lecture about Canada’s environmental history, landscape and historic parks on March 21. “Because It’s 2016: Rethinking the Frontier Myth and ‘Canada’s National Interest’” will be held in Wells Conference Center, Room 3. A light reception will be held at 3 […]

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UMaine to host Maine National History Day April 9

For the third year in a row, the University of Maine will host hundreds of students and teachers from around the state as they participate in the Maine National History Day competition on Saturday, April 9. About 325 students and teachers from 35 middle and high schools are expected to take part in the event. […]

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Still Water team awarded $10,000 grant

A Still Water team led by Professor of New Media Jon Ippolito was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation to expand an innovative online publication platform. The project aims to link thematically similar online essays. In 2015, Ippolito was the inaugural recipient in the “established” category of the Arts […]

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Historical Atlas of Maine

Historical Atlas of Maine receives AAG Globe Award

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 25. The Historical Atlas of Maine has received the 2016 American Association of Geographers Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography. The atlas, the result of a 15-year scholarly project led by University of Maine researchers, offers a new geographical and historical interpretation of Maine, from the end of […]

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