Outreach

Comins delivers eclipse and astronomy talks in New Hampshire

Astronomer and University of Maine physics professor Neil F. Comins delivered multiple talks about the total solar eclipse and common misconceptions in astronomy on April 7 and 8 in New Hampshire.  On April 7, Comins gave two talks to guests at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, which welcomed 132 attendees. On April 8, he spoke […]

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UMaine hosting Maine Office of Cannabis Policy director for April 18 talk

The University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library, in collaboration with the Counseling Center and Student Wellness Resource Center, will host a free talk about cannabis and mental health featuring Maine Office of Cannabis Policy Director John Hudak 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Salon in the Fogler Library.  In “Up in Smoke: […]

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Students seeking donations, volunteers for Old Town homegoods bank

University of Maine students are seeking donations and recruiting volunteers for Welcome to Housing, a nonprofit homegoods bank in Old Town, during tabling sessions on Fridays April 12 and 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union.  Snacks and information about Welcome to Housing will also be available during the tabling sessions, organized by […]

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Day of field work for UMaine eclipse projects highlighted by media

Maine Public and WABI detailed the efforts of the University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning program to capture images and data of the April 8 total solar eclipse using a balloon with testing camera, data collection, control and tracking systems attached to it. The article from Maine Public stated the biggest challenge for the ballooning […]

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Mitchell Center to host talk on South Africa’s water-related challenges April 15

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk, “Doing Research with Society – Addressing complex water-related challenges in South Africa,” on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. South Africa is confronted by complex water challenges, including declining water quality and quantity, habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, […]

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A photo of a cupola on UMaine's Cyrus Pavilion

UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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