Outreach

Bangor Flower and Garden Show to be held at Alfond Arena April 20–22

The Bangor Flower and Garden Show will be held at the University of Maine’s Harold Alfond Sports Arena, April 20–22. The show will be open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free with adult supervision. Free parking is included. Members of […]

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Media cover 2018 UMaine Student Symposium

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the third annual UMaine Student Symposium at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The free event, which is part of Maine Impact Week, offered an opportunity for community members to meet more than 1,300 student researchers and scholars, see their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations, […]

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Derek Volk to share experiences raising son on autism spectrum

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in the United States has skyrocketed the last 20 years. In 2000, autism affected 1 in 150 8-year-olds. By 2012, that number was 1 in 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals with autism are entering college at an unprecedented rate, and […]

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Art education students creating, selling T-shirts to benefit indigenous-led nonprofit

As part of the requirements for an upper-level art education course at the University of Maine, students are striving to elicit real change through art, local action and awareness. This semester, the student program University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach (UMAECO) is working with Gedakina, an indigenous-led nonprofit. Gedakina’s mission is “to strengthen and […]

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Ellsworth American previews ‘Tick Talk’ by Dill

The Ellsworth American reported Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will present “Tick Talk” at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Flexit Cafe & Bakery in Ellsworth. The program is free and open to the public. It is presented by Heart of Ellsworth as part of the 2018 […]

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2018 UMaine Student Symposium to be held April 17

The third annual UMaine Student Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The event is part of Maine Impact Week and will be an opportunity for community members to meet student researchers and scholars, see their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations, view […]

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Media report on UMaine group’s effort to create sustainability license plate

WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine reported the University of Maine-based Maine Community Energy Advocates is leading the effort to create a new speciality license plate focused on sustainability. The “Sustain Maine” license plate, which was designed by UMaine new media student Jessie Huff, will help raise money and awareness for programs that produce […]

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Grad student, community group lead drive for sustainability license plate

In Maine, owners of cars and trucks can buy specialty license plates that publicize — and financially benefit — conservation, military troops, breast cancer support, animal welfare and other causes. If University of Maine economics graduate student Garrett Raymond and the university-based Maine Community Energy Advocates get their wish, Mainers soon could have another option: […]

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Student symposium logo in night sky as a constellation

Maine Impact Week to showcase diverse research, creative work benefiting the state

Maine Impact Week will showcase the depth and breadth of research and creative activity of the University of Maine community and its effect on Maine’s workforce and economic development through events planned for the week of April 16. Improving the quality of life of Alzheimer’s disease patients, detecting and characterizing a tick-borne pathogen in Maine’s […]

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