Signature and Emerging Areas

Register by April 23 for DMC natural science illustration workshop

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole will offer a natural science illustration workshop July 16–20. Participants can develop skills to create scientifically accurate drawings, learn to blend art and science in the classroom, or develop talents to illustrate journals. Prior art training is not required. Instructor David Wheeler has been a teacher […]

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Earth Day Festival features electric vehicles, seed bombs

Want to test-ride an electric vehicle, craft creative seed bombs and sample local treats? Attend the free Earth Day Festival from noon to 2 p.m. April 21, in Bangor’s Pickering Square. Fun, educational activities will be offered at the zero-waste event sponsored by the University of Maine Office of Sustainability, University of Maine Augusta-Bangor Office […]

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UMaine faculty, alumni featured in MDI Historical Society publication

The most recent issue of Chebacco, the annual magazine of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, features the work of several University of Maine faculty members and alumni. Titled “Beholding the Past,” the issue features the work of Joseph Miller, Ph.D. candidate in Canadian/American history and assistant professor of military science; Rachel Snell, adjunct instructor […]

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Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine to open Franco-American art exhibit

A Franco-American art exhibit titled “Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault” will open April 20 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. The artwork consists of cartoon drawings, political commentary, Franco-American cultural exploration and personal discovery. It was created by Archambault at the University of Maine’s Franco-American Centre. The exhibit is a collaboration […]

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STEM Lecture

Lesson learned? Analysis finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already. Published March 29 in the journal Science, the largest-ever observational study of undergraduate STEM education monitored nearly 550 faculty as they taught […]

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UMaine divers

Divers go face-to-fin with sharks in Atlanta

University of Maine divers Colby Johns, Elisabeth Maxwell and Hattie Train went face-to-fin with enormous whale sharks, rare bowmouth guitarfish, reef sharks, a sawshark, manta rays, wobbegongs and other fish from three oceans at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific divers did so in February in the aquarium’s […]

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Inaugural grant program awards $245,000 to interdisciplinary undergraduate research

The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative has announced nine winners of its inaugural grant program funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and the UMS Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF). Funded projects involve teams of two or more faculty members from different disciplines with primarily undergraduate researchers working […]

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2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected 17 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three judges and discussed at a panel for clarity of the proposed project, […]

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