University of Maine Foundation

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UMaine School of Nursing receives $550K for graduate scholarships

The University of Maine School of Nursing received a $550,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust for scholarships to support students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the largest gift that the UMaine School of Nursing has ever received. Established in 1951, the Helene Fuld Health Trust aims to support […]

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BDN covers Beryl Warner Williams Hall dedication

The Bangor Daily News reported that Beryl Warner Williams Hall at the University of Maine will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, April 28 to honor the legacy of the Bangor native and UMaine’s first Black graduate to earn a degree in mathematics. Williams went on to have a distinguished academic career at Morgan […]

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Nominations open for 2023 Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Maine, in partnership with the University of Maine Foundation, is soliciting nominations for the 2023 Geddes W. Simpson Lecture.  This endowed lecture series facilitates campus visits and presentations by prominent speakers with expertise at the interface of science and history. The series has hosted a broad range of speakers from varied academic […]

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Goos Family Studio expands UMaine’s ceramics curriculum

As far as art goes, ceramics are exceptionally bulky. Ceramics classes need space for clay, drying shelves, kilns and a variety of glazes. For university art programs, the equipment-heavy ceramics can often fall by the wayside, even if interest is high.  Thanks to a generous donation from Sam and Sarah Goos, whose daughter Ariel studied […]

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UMaine alumni Phillip and Susan Morse donate $10M for new athletics arena

University of Maine alumni donors Phillip and Susan Morse have committed $10 million for naming rights to the multipurpose arena that is part of the UMaine Athletics Master Facilities Plan. The contribution is part of the private fundraising campaign underway to meet the $90 million challenge grant for UMaine athletics as part of UMS TRANSFORMS, […]

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Makaila Bailey: Continuing the legacy of the Campana elm with cutting propagation

Makaila Bailey of Pittsfield, Maine, a student in the University of Maine Environmental Horticulture Program, is working alongside Bradly Libby, superintendent of the Roger Clapp Greenhouses, Littlefield Garden and the Fay Hyland Botanical Garden, to grow rooted stem cuttings from the historical Campana elm. The elm, which was over 150 years old and sited next […]

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BDN, News Center reports on loss of UMaine’s Campana elm

The Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine reported that a more than 150-year-old American elm tree at the University of Maine that was saved by pioneering research on Dutch elm disease and inspired the establishment of a campus natural heritage fund has succumbed to rot in its trunk and will be removed from the […]

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