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Senior art exhibition "Surviving Anecdotes" in the Lord Hall gallery.

Senior art exhibition ‘Surviving Anecdotes’ runs through Nov. 12

The University of Maine 2020 senior art exhibition “Surviving Anecdotes” will be on display through Nov. 12 in the Lord Hall gallery. The show features more than 100 works — from paintings and sculptures to animation and performance art — from 16 student artists.  Participating seniors this year include Kara Arey, Emma Betterley-Dow, Victoria Bobrova, […]

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Sara Kelemen

Sara Kelemen: addressing equity in Maine’s climate strategies 

Sara Kelemen informed dozens of Maine Climate Council members last month about how their efforts to combat climate change can lead to equitable outcomes. The Climate Council invited representatives from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to a webinar to discuss their equity assessment of the council’s Climate Action […]

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Sabrina Sultana

Sabrina Sultana: Green solvents, recyclable materials can sustain Maine’s forest industry 

Doctoral student Sabrina Sultana understands how Maine’s forests contribute to the state’s economic health. With her adviser, Carl Tripp, she is working to develop innovative industrial materials that can sustain Maine’s forestry industries while advancing bio-based, recyclable materials. Read more about Sabrina’s research on the Advanced Structures and Composites Center website.  Contact: Meghan Collins,

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Darling Marine Center

Darling Marine Center interns: Summer science stories

This summer, eight research interns from the University of Maine, Bates College and Brandeis University collaborated with UMaine scientists based at the Darling Marine Center. Some worked remotely, while other students were out in the field and on UMaine research vessels, collecting data on our changing ocean as part of their capstone and thesis projects.  […]

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Margaret Campbell

Margaret Campbell: Californian chooses UMaine for marine science  

Third-year University of Maine student Margaret Campbell from San Diego, California is an ocean lover who aspires to a career in marine affairs. She started college at the University of California, Davis, a campus renowned for its marine and coastal science programs, but quickly realized that for her, bigger was not necessarily better.  “The University […]

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Maylinda Boynton

Maylinda Boynton: UMaine is ‘home’

University of Maine graduate student and alumna Maylinda Boynton of Belfast, Maine learned a lot about performing arts at UMaine. Before she graduated in 2019 with two degrees — in music education and political science — she performed with four different band groups, sang with University Singers and Mainely Voices, and acted in Maine Masque […]

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Nicholas Slabyj: Rediscovering a family legacy 

University of Maine Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies student Nicholas Slabyj has long been interested in family history. The son and grandson of Ukrainian immigrants, he readily acknowledges the impact of his grandparents, Olha and Roman Fedoriw, on his life.  “I can still recall stories my grandmother told me to ensure that I knew […]

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Wheeler talks with Maine Public about testing wastewater for COVID-19

Maine Public interviewed Rob Wheeler, a University of Maine associate professor of microbiology, about testing campus wastewater for coronavirus. “Testing the whole population every week is something that is really logistically and financially quite demanding, and we’re not able to do that at this time,” said Wheeler. He notes that testing wastewater before it enters […]

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Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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