Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Seymour quoted in Sun Journal article on Irving’s mining battle

Robert Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Sun Journal article about Canadian company J.D. Irving. The Sun Journal reported that after four years of debate, the Maine Legislature in June turned down Irving’s bill to relax environmental laws so it could mine copper and […]

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MPBN Series Focusing on the Humanities

Beginning Aug. 10, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Morning Edition” is featuring a series of interviews focused on the humanities. Taking part in the MPBN series every Monday morning for five consecutive weeks will be Kirsten Jacobson on philosophy, Michael Grillo on art history, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy on the digital humanities, and Patty Counihan on the career […]

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Camp merges environmental science, traditional native culture

Weaving baskets while learning about brown ash identification and habitat is one of the hands-on projects at the Wabanaki Youth Science Program (WaYS) wskitkamikww, or Earth, summer camp June 22-26, at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. At the third annual WaYS summer camp, Native American youth in grades 9-12 also will use compasses and […]

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Maine Edge reports on student film to be shown at festival

The Maine Edge reported on a short film written and directed by Ryan Shelley, a graduate student in the Intermedia MFA program, that will be shown as part of the Maine Shorts series at the Maine International Film Festival. “Harvey’s Dream” is a 12-minute film based on the short story by Stephen King. The film […]

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Student film part of Maine International Film Festival

“Harvey’s Dream,” a 12-minute film written and directed by Ryan Shelley, a graduate student from Gray, Maine, in the Intermedia MFA program, will have two screenings as part of the Maine Shorts series of the Maine International Film Festival. The film, based on the short story by Stephen King, will be shown at 9:15 p.m. […]

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UMaine Humanities Center Awards Summer Research Grants

The University of Maine Humanities Center has awarded summer research grants to two UMaine students. Taylor Cunningham, an English major and Honors student with a minor in folklore studies, was awarded the Sandy and Bobby Ives Research Award. Elisa Sance, a doctoral candidate in history, was awarded the center’s graduate student research award. Each award […]

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Two-Day Event to Focus on Saving Endangered Native Languages

“Saving Endangered Native Languages” is the theme of the spring 2015 University of Maine Humanities Symposium April 24–25. Language activists and tribal representatives from native communities in the northeastern United States and Canada along with university partners will discuss the challenges and opportunities for language revitalization during the two-day event on campus. Jessie Little Doe […]

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