Student Life

Research Learning Experiences return to UMaine this fall

The University of Maine is once again offering Research Learning Experiences — courses that allow first- and second-year students to engage in research and other forms of hands-on learning at the start of their college careers — this fall.  About 400 students signed up to participate in UMaine’s 24 distinct RLEs, 21 for first-year students […]

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News Center Maine reports on UMaine Greek life efforts to prevent hazing

News Center Maine reported on the efforts of University of Maine’s Fraternity and Sorority Life to prevent hazing. Jennifer Desmond, assistant director for community life, said that they teach students in fraternities and sororities to identify what hazing is and how to stop it. “We view hazing as, even if somebody is forcing you to […]

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2022 UMaine and UMaine Machias Convocation scheduled for Aug. 26

Editor’s note: The location of Convocation has been changed to Harold Alfond Sports Arena The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Convocation 2022 will be held Friday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena. The event, themed “Define Tomorrow,” will recognize the achievements of the incoming Class of […]

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The County features UMaine senior’s summer internship with Sen. Susan Collins

The County reported that  Jillian Haggerty, a Houlton native, has completed a summer internship in Sen. Susan Collins’ Washington, D.C. office. Haggerty is a Houlton native and rising senior at the University of Maine, where she is studying political science and philosophy. She has served as vice president of both her sorority, Tri Delta, and […]

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Media report on UMaine student winning gardening scholarship

The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander reported that Zoe Olson, a University of Maine junior studying earth and climate science with a minor in horticulture, was awarded the $1,000 Peter H. Dolliver Legacy Scholarship presented in partnership with the Bar Harbor Garden Club. For the past two summers, Olson has worked as a landscaper […]

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A group Sea Fellows students stand outside of the Downeast Institute in Beals, Maine.

Diving into student research at the Summer 2022 SEA Fellows Symposium

Beals, Maine — Twenty-five students from 15 universities nationwide presented their summer marine research at the sixth annual Science for Economic Impact and Application (SEA) Fellows Symposium, held this year at the Downeast Institute (DEI) in Beals, Maine. More than 50 people, including students and their family members; researchers; local municipal leaders and other community […]

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Media report on Hudson Museum exhibit on Hudson Museum exhibit

News Center Maine, the Morning Sentinel and 3D Printing Media Network reported that the University of Maine Hudson Museum has opened a new exhibit showcasing a 3D printed replica of a 19th-century clan helmet from the Northwest Coast, and photography that documents its creation. The original Tlingit Frog Clan Helmet, carved out of yellow cedar, […]

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Study Abroad Fair scheduled for Sept. 15 on University Mall

The University of Maine Office of International Programs will host the Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 on the University Mall. Learn about over 100 study abroad programs offered for UMaine students, as well as available financial aid and scholarships, and connect with the Office of International Programs’ education abroad […]

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A photo of Hunter Praul

Hunter Praul: Tracking turtles 

Growing up in China, Maine, Hunter Praul said he always had an interest in exploring the outdoors, especially for reptiles and amphibians. He became an Eagle Scout, but even outside of his troop outings, he would find himself in forests, lakes and stream banks looking for frogs, toads, turtles and anything else he could find. […]

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