Signature and Emerging Areas

Student group leading Sustain Maine license plate campaign

Maine Community Energy Advocates, a student-led organization, seeks to increase support for community-based sustainable energy and energy efficiency programs in the state by establishing a new specialty license plate. The project has been approved by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and 2,000 pre-orders are needed to prove sufficient interest for the plates to go […]

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Find an environmentally friendly career at the Green Jobs Forum

Are you interested in installing solar swimming pool heaters? How about working in a yarn shop that supports sustainable fiber farming? People considering a career, internship or volunteer opportunities in the environmental sector are invited to the Green Jobs Forum from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Bangor Public Library. Several businesses […]

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Aerial of UMaine engineering buildings

University of Maine Foundation announces largest capital gift in UMaine history

An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing […]

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Gulf of Maine

Townsend leading research as part of NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Research led by University of Maine Professor of Oceanography David Townsend is part of NOAA’s newly announced Ocean Acidification Program. Townsend is working in collaboration with UMaine School of Marine Sciences researchers Larry Mayer, Aaron Strong and Damian Brady; Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire; and colleagues from Friends of Casco Bay, Northeast […]

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Taylor Michele Houdlette

English major awarded George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study in Ireland

Taylor Michele Houdlette, a third-year English major at the University of Maine, has been awarded the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland during the fall 2018 semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a […]

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Maine coast

Maine Sea Grant names new director

Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Maine Sea Grant,” Zydlewski says. “Maine Sea Grant plays such a pivotal role for Maine’s coastal communities, and […]

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Free workshops to build your own solar cellphone charger

The Office of Sustainability is offering free solar cellphone charger-building workshops 5–8 p.m. March 22 and 28 for as many as 20 students, faculty and staff members each night. The workshops will be in the Texas Instruments Analog Circuits Laboratory in Barrows Hall. Participants can take home their completed solar cellphone chargers. To sign up, […]

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Tickets for lecture by famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle available March 6

Famed oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will present “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century” at the Collins Center for the Arts, April 30, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Her lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Tickets are free but must be reserved […]

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University of Montreal professor to give talk on friendship

Eric Mechoulan, a professor in the Department of French Literature at the Universite de Montreal, will deliver a talk on friendship March 6 at the University of Maine. Mechoulan’s talk, “On Friendship: A brief history of the concept from Aristotle to Facebook,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space […]

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