Signature and Emerging Areas

Maine Music Box migrating to Digital Commons

A project to bring full-text scores from the Maine Music Box database into Digital Commons is underway. The first of several series to be migrated is the “Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection” with 5,200 illustrated sheet music scores now available on Digital Commons. Materials in the public domain, or published before 1923, may be downloaded […]

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UMaine's valedictorian and salutatorian medals

UMaine’s 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Nicholas Fried of Millerstown, Pennsylvania, is the 2016 University of Maine valedictorian and Connor Smart of Lincoln, Maine, is the salutatorian. The honors students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 214th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 14. Fried majored in animal and veterinary sciences, with a minor in chemistry. This fall, he will […]

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Aaron Putnam on a glacier in Bhutan

Putnam blazes ice age career path

Aaron Putnam has been awarded one of most prestigious grants for an early-career scientist. Early career indeed. Putnam has been on the job at the University of Maine for about eight months as the George H. Denton Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences. In May, he’ll take the reins of a […]

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Rocky coast of Maine

Maine Sea Grant awards funds for three UMaine research projects

The Maine Sea Grant College Program has awarded funds to University of Maine faculty for three new research projects representing more than $500,000 in investment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and matching sources. Hamish Greig, an assistant professor of stream ecology in the School of Biology and Ecology, plans to study the fate […]

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Portland trip to feature Shakespeare’s First Folio, map collections

Members of the University of Maine community and general public are invited to join a bus trip to Portland to tour collections at the Osher Map Library, as well as attend a public lecture and view William Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Portland Public Library. The UMaine Humanities Center (UMHC) and Department of English are […]

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Foster Center, SEANET debut new websites

The Foster Center for Student Innovation and Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) are among the latest programs to upgrade to the university’s new website template. The Aquaculture Research Institute, Evolutionary Applications Lab, Student Wellness Resource Center, Children’s Center, Peace & Reconciliation Studies and Maine Studies also recently upgraded. The new umaine.edu and related pages debuted […]

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Maine sustainability issues focus of annual conference

From sessions on climate change and extreme weather events to dams, safe beaches and shellfish, and building sustainable food systems, the 2016 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will feature an expanded agenda on topics affecting the state, region, country and globe. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine […]

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Conference to focus on state of Penobscot watershed region

Residents of the Penobscot watershed are invited to meet with scientists, researchers, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, fishermen and government representatives to discuss the state of the region past, present and future at the Penobscot Watershed Conference, scheduled for April 8–9 at Point Lookout in Northport. “We wanted to bring together concerned community members for a […]

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Stevens Hall

Fifteen UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Tenure and/or promotion for 15 University of Maine faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The caliber of these faculty members […]

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