Outreach

WVII reports on UMaine raffle to win free tuition for a year

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine Alumni Association is again offering its Annual Tuition Raffle. The winner will receive one year of in-state tuition at UMaine, totaling more than $8,000. A $5 donation per ticket is suggested, WVII reported. “It’s fun to make the call to the individual who has won to say, […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension plant sale

Morning Ag Clips reported the annual plant sale of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in York County will be held May 19 at the UMaine Extension office in Springvale. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs and houseplants will be for sale, as will an assortment of gently used gardening books and […]

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Mechanical Engineering Capstone Open House May 2

Mechanical engineering students at the University of Maine will showcase their senior capstone projects May 2. The Mechanical Engineering Capstone Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crosby Hall. Members of the UMaine community are welcome to learn more about the projects and enjoy a cookout. Projects to be displayed […]

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Rural community road

Opinions of Maine youth central to project aimed at helping rural communities thrive

Helping rural communities retain and attract young residents is the goal of a three-year study being led by the University of Maine. The project seeks to understand the goals and aspirations of middle- and high-school students in traditionally forest-dependent communities in Maine and Oregon. Researchers will look at economic restructuring, community characteristics, and young people’s […]

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Follow a researcher

Students invited to Follow a Researcher on the coast of Maine

What do green crabs, ducks and crab traps have in common? How do scientists make sure data they collect are accurate? What is an invasive species and how can it be identified? This spring, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites K–12 students from Maine and beyond to explore the science of tracking invasive species […]

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WABI covers Big Gig pitch-off finale

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Big Gig’s season finale pitch-off event held at the Black Bear Inn. The Big Gig competition allows local entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas or early-stage companies to a panel of judges who select a winner. The season finale featured the winners of the season’s three previous pitch offs; […]

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Vekasi to be featured panelists at Trade Day 2018, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported Kristin Vekasi, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Maine, will be a featured panelists during the Maine International Trade Center’s Trade Day 2018. The conference, which will be held May 17–18 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, is billed as the premier international annual business event […]

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UMaine Extension mentioned in Forecaster article on Falmouth nature workshop

The Forecaster reported a partnership between the Falmouth Land Trust and other local organizations, including the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, that aims to better connect residents to town-owned conservation land has led to a parent-child nature workshop. The workshop, which costs $15 per person or $40 for a family, consists of walking the trail […]

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School of Social Work to host public conference on environmental justice

The University of Maine School of Social Work will host a conference on the effects the natural environment has on our overall wellness, as well as the effects humans have on the natural environment. “Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective” will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5 at the D.P. Corbett Business […]

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16th annual POETS/SPEAK! to celebrate diversity at Bangor Public Library

The Bangor Public Library will host the 16th annual POETS/SPEAK! poetry reading event April 26. This year’s event, which is themed “Celebrate Unity in Diversity,” is dedicated to Allen Monga, a student at Deering High School in Portland and an asylum seeker from Zambia, who won the Maine Poetry Out Loud competition and went to […]

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