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Graham Van Goffrier

Graham Van Goffrier: Physics, engineering major named 2018 valedictorian

Graham Van Goffrier, a physics and engineering major from Norwell, Massachusetts, has been named the 2018 valedictorian at the University of Maine. “Being selected as valedictorian for my graduating class is the highest honor that I can imagine during my time here,” Van Goffrier says. “I am most appreciative of the constant support of my […]

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Middle schoolers invited to explore engineering with UMaine Extension 4-H

Middle school students are invited to spend an afternoon learning about engineering at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday event — this time on a Friday. From 1–4 p.m. April 20 at Jenness Hall, UMaine biomedical engineering students will lead participants in discussions about programming stoplights and exploring innovative solutions to […]

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Fogler Library

UMaine names 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

The University of Maine’s 2018 valedictorian is Graham Van Goffrier of Norwell, Massachusetts and the salutatorian is Brianna DeGone of Turner, Maine. They will be honored at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. Van Goffrier will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and […]

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Donations sought for student-led Maine Day Meal Pack-out

Donations are being sought for the Maine Day Meal Pack-out at the University of Maine on May 2. In meal pack-out events, campus and community volunteers pack meals that are then given to food banks and community organizations that feed the hungry. The goal of this year’s event is to contribute as many meals as […]

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Retired CCI researcher Terry Hughes passes away

Terry Hughes, 80, died March 10 at his home in Ft. Pierre, Florida. In 1974, Hughes began a joint appointment at the University of Maine in the Department of Geological Sciences (now the Department of Earth Sciences) and the Institute for Quaternary Studies (now the Climate Change Institute). His glaciological and climate research was published […]

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EEDC location

Site selected for new Engineering Education and Design Center

The new Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC) will be sited on the current location of the Machine Tool Lab on campus. The site selection was approved by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter, based on the recommendation of an 11-member university building committee, working with the (EEDC) design team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in […]

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Coburn Hall

2018 Presidential Award winners named

A fisheries scientist whose research informs commercial and recreational resource management, a popular mechanical engineering professor whose classroom contributions include development of new curricula and educational software, and a soil scientist whose leadership and expertise benefit policymakers and the public are the recipients of the University of Maine’s top faculty honors this year. Yong Chen, […]

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Mick Smyer to deliver 2018 Rezendes Ethics Lecture on April 4

Psychology professor and national expert on aging Mick Smyer will present the 2018 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar in Ethics Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 4 in Nutting Hall, Room 100. Smyer’s lecture is titled, “Living a Full, Ethical and Sustainable Life in the 21st Century: Lessons from Psychology, Ethics and Human-Centered Design.” A reception […]

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Cornell University professor to speak as part of ‘Life of Ideas’ series

Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, will speak March 29 at the University of Maine. Traverso’s talk, “Burdens of the Past: The Age of Left-Wing Melancholia,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space at the IMRC Center in Stewart Commons. Refreshments […]

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