Outreach

Majka Receives Grant to Provide Diabetes Education, Support Down East

Alan Majka, associate Extension professor at the University of Maine, received a $3,500 grant from the Healthy Acadia Coalition to fund “Dining with Diabetes Down East.” Majka will work in Washington County, providing diabetes self-management support through diet-related education at several sites. The program will address basic diabetes and diet concepts, and practical skill development […]

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Weekly Publishes Feature on Black Bear Mentors, Siblings

The Weekly published a feature article on University of Maine students and siblings Emily and Jared Duggan who are volunteers in UMaine’s Black Bear Mentor Program offered through the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism. The Duggans are two of more than 80 UMaine students who are currently participating in the program. The Black Bear […]

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WABI Reports University of Maine Singers Spring Tour Dates

WABI (Channel 5) reported a list of the University of Maine Singers’ spring tour dates. Over spring break the group will perform five free public concerts in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The tour kicks off March 10 at First Baptist Church in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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VillageSoup Covers 27th Annual Camden Conference

The VillageSoup reported on the 27th annual Camden Conference. The theme of this year’s conference and accompanying course offered by the University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning was “The Global Politics of Food and Water.” The conference and course aimed to explore water and food security topics from many perspectives around the world as […]

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SPA Students to Perform Child-Friendly Folktale

University of Maine School of Performing Arts students will perform “Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre on campus. Carol Korty, professor emerita at Emerson College and a guest artist at UMaine, wrote and directs the folktale recommended for children 8 and older. It contains […]

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Professor’s Protocol Documents Instructor, Student Behavior in Classroom

A University of Maine professor helped develop an observation protocol that can document college instruction and student learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Michelle Smith, assistant professor in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology and a member of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, designed the classroom observation protocol with three […]

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WABI, WVII Report on UMaine Art Class, Shaw House Fundraising Effort

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported University of Maine students in an advanced art education course are facilitating an art-making and fundraising project to benefit the Shaw House of Bangor, an organization that works with youth who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The art education students are helping the […]

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Media Report on University Singers’ Spring Tour

The Village Soup advanced the March 11 University of Maine Singers concert that will take place at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The show is one of five free public concerts the group is performing in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts over spring break. The Maine Edge also carried a report on the group’s tour.

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Maine Edge Advances Inaugural Wyeth Family Heritage Lecture

The Maine Edge previewed the University of Maine Department of Art’s inaugural Wyeth Family Heritage Lecture to be held Feb. 27 in Lord Hall. David Pariser, an art education professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, will deliver an illustrated talk titled “The Juvenile Work of World-class Artists: Can we tell from their work that […]

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