Student Life

UMaine hosts 2023 Winter Carnival Feb. 21–25

The University of Maine will host its 2023 Winter Carnival from Feb. 21–25. The weeklong celebration will feature a Star Wars theme and offer games and events that are “out of this world.”  The carnival begins with a kickoff bonfire with s’mores and a hot cocoa bar from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Feb. 21 on the […]

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Piscataquis Observer shares that UMaine student will intern with Sen. Collins

The Piscataquis Observer noted that University of Maine junior Steffi Victoria has been awarded a spring internship in Sen. Susan Collins’ Washington, D.C. office. Victoria first met Collins during the UMaine Cohen Institute Summer Program’s Washington, D.C., trip last year, and she completed an internship in Collins’ Bangor office last fall. Victoria is majoring in […]

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Brandon Henry: Studying blue crabs in Casco Bay

Warming temperatures have attracted blue crabs to the Gulf of Maine, and their aggressive nature is harmful to native bivalves that are essential to Maine fisheries.  Brandon Henry, a graduate student involved in Maine EPSCoR’s environmental DNA, or eDNA, initiative, is researching the novel emergence of blue crabs along the coast of Maine, specifically Casco […]

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Beth Davis: Using eDNA to Monitor Maine’s Rivers

Beth Davis, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, is exploring the uses of environmental DNA, or eDNA, to monitor fish and invertebrates in freshwater rivers and streams.  Advised by Andy Rominger, assistant professor of ecological bioinformatics, Davis looks to understand how community ecology in these freshwater ecosystems […]

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UMaine Dining engagement opportunities in February

University of Maine Dining and Sodexo continue their community engagement in February with the continuation of open forums and the launch of a Culinary Council. Both are opportunities to provide feedback on campus dining and the partnership with Sodexo, announced last fall. Starting on Feb. 9 and continuing on the second Thursday of each month […]

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BDN boosts UMaine outdoor recreation and leadership job fair

The Bangor Daily News noted that the University of Maine Career Center and Outdoor Leadership Program will host an Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Job Fair from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the North Pod in the Memorial Union. More information, including a list of participating employers, is online.

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UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 15

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 3.  The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual Career Fair from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. UMaine’s Career Fair, the largest in the state, is held each year for UMaine and University of Maine at Machias students […]

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