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UMaine names President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has appointed a 30-member Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and report on institutional efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence. The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is co-chaired by Kimberly Whitehead, chief of staff to the President, and Susan McKay, founding director […]

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UMaine alumnae recognized as 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year

University of Maine alumnae were among those honored on Thursday, May 14 as County Teachers of the Year by the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine. Of the educators recognized, eight have degrees from UMaine: Cumberland County Teacher of the Year: Cindy Soule, B.S. in social work Franklin County Teacher of the Year: Melissa […]

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School of Social Work awards fellowships through Coverdell Fellows program

A new fellowship offers tuition reimbursement for returning Peace Corps volunteers interested in earning their Master of Social Work from the University of Maine. UMaine partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Program to offer three renewable scholarships covering up to 24 credits of full-time tuition per year to returning Peace Corps volunteers. Additional credits will […]

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School of Social Work offers online master’s program information session

The School of Social Work at the University of Maine will offer an online information session about the Master of Social Work program 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.   People interested in learning more about the fall 2020 program are invited to attend. The session will cover the application process and on-campus and distance learning options […]

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WABI, WVII cover 14th annual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the 14th annual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium at the University of Maine on Oct 28. This year’s event focused on innovations in dementia care. “Maine is the oldest state in the nation based on median age, and we are the most rural state in the nation,” said Lenard […]

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DePoy featured in WalletHub piece about best, worst cities for people with disabilities

Elizabeth DePoy, a professor of social work and interdisciplinary disability studies at the University of Maine, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the WalletHub study, “2019’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities.” “[Financial] challenges are diverse but for me are linked to discrimination, institutional practices, and paternalims, perhaps unintended by […]

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