Student Life

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Killy named UMaine director of athletics

Orono, Maine – Jude Killy, deputy director of athletics and chief of staff at Miami University, has been named University of Maine director of athletics, effective Jan. 30. Killy has been a member of the Miami University community since 2008. He has been deputy director of athletics and chief of staff since 2018, overseeing the […]

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BDN writes feature about UMaine mascot history

The Bangor Daily News wrote a feature article about how the University of Maine’s mascot switched between a moose and a bear in the early 1910s. Eventually, UMaine settled on having the black bear as its mascot, and Bananas T. Bear has now represented the school for over 100 years.

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Media share UMaine senior’s engineering scholarship

The Sun Journal,, Turner Publishing Incorporated and the Bangor Daily News reported that Ben Brooks, a University of Maine senior from Monmouth majoring in electrical engineering technology with a concentration in power engineering, is one of 75 students in the U.S. to be awarded an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers scholarship. Brooks plans […]

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UMaine receives award from Governor’s Energy Office to launch new programs and courses on offshore wind

University of Maine faculty will help meet the workforce demand of the offshore wind industry by offering students more training for future careers with new courses, micro-credentials and an undergraduate concentration in offshore wind energy, made possible with a $266,669 award from the Governor’s Energy Office’s Clean Energy Partnership program. The initiative, OffshoreWind4Maine, led by […]

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WABI reports on Witter Wonderland

WABI (Channel 5 in Bangor) reported that the University of Maine’s Witter Teaching and Research Center hosted its Witter Wonderland event on Sunday. The University of Maine Drill Team and Maine Animal Club invited the public to celebrate the holiday season. “It’s really good to see the kids having a good time. We’ve had Bananas […]

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CUGR, MSGC academic year fellowships recipients announced for 2022–23

The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022–23 undergraduate and graduate recipients of the CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) academic year fellowships. The undergraduate and graduate winners are listed on the CUGR website.  The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to increase student involvement in faculty-supervised […]

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Zipe Education shares Warburton profile

Zipe Education shared a profile about Evan Warburton, a University of Maine undergraduate studying the underground fungal networks that support forest ecosystems on Maine’s coastal islands. “I want to find a way to apply what I’m finding out to forestry practices. If you leave certain trees that don’t have as much value in the lumbering […]

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BDN features UMaine Phage class

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine’s Phage Genomics class. Since its founding, the course has not only led to over 46 published genomes and five published scientific papers that students have co-authored, but also an enduring community of students and peer mentorship network that is only getting stronger with the class’ recent […]

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