Student Life

BDN notes UMaine as benefactor of remote learning, telehealth services grant

The Bangor Daily News noted that the University of Maine will benefit from a $3.6 million grant to “expand access to remote learning and telehealth services for rural Mainers.” The University of Maine System was one of four educational organizations to receive the joint grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will invest its […]

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WABI, Mainebiz report on UMaine research efforts

WABI (Channel 5) cited the 2020 draft of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Annual Report in highlighting a $92 million investment in the University of Maine. According to University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, continued investment is critical to sustaining research in Maine. “Our world-class scholars and researchers, and the students working with them, are […]

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Gunnar Docos

Gunnar Docos: Diligence, perseverance in the lab and on the field

Excelling at college, whether in the lab or on the football field, requires hard work and time management, according to Gunnar Docos. Adhering to both helped the electrical engineering technology undergraduate student and offensive lineman thrive at the University of Maine.  During his first two years of study, Docos, of Harrison, would wake up at […]

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Press Herald op-ed cites Ferrini-Mundy recommendations for building state’s STEM workforce

A Portland Press Herald op-ed outlining strategies for building a skilled and resilient STEM workforce in Maine cited University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in calling for increased investment in research and development and establishment of new public-private partnerships. Authors Ben Gilman and Rachel Kerestes noted that increased private investment in higher education, such as […]

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UMaine earns ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation following 2020 election

The University of Maine has been designated as a voter friendly campus for 2021–2022, according to the Campus Vote Project and the NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. These nonpartisan, national organizations seek to involve college students in the political process to foster lifelong civic engagement.  The Voter Friendly Campus designation is earned […]

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UMaine students defend CFA research challenge state title

A team of students from the Maine Business School (MBS) at the University of Maine has claimed the top prize at the state’s 2021 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge, successfully defending the title won last year by another team of UMaine students. Pank Agrrawal, the team’s advisor, says that the students’ hard work has […]

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President speaks with News Center about Commencement 2021

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with News Center Maine about the 2021 commencement in repose to an online petition calling for an in-person ceremony. “We have committees meeting regularly to look at what other possibilities might open up to us if state civil guidance should change,” Ferrini-Mundy said.  “I have (the petition) and […]

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