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University of Maine Foundation announces largest capital gift in UMaine history

An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing […]

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Students volunteering throughout the country with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the upcoming winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying six groups […]

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Aerial view of engineering buildings on UMaine's campus in Orono

Design team named for Engineering Education and Design Center

Editor’s note: Story updated Dec. 7. The team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in Bangor, and Ellenzweig, an architecture and planning firm in Boston, has been selected to design the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine, proposed to be upward of $80 million. The team, which includes five other Maine firms […]

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UMaine announces ‘Vision for Tomorrow’ $200 million comprehensive campaign

Today at the University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon, University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills announced that UMaine and the Foundation have moved into the final, public phase of the Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign, a $200 million fundraising drive for UMaine. The campaign has […]

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Donation to provide 97 new sections for Orono Bog Boardwalk

Katharine Kirkpatrick was an avid community member, adventurer and dedicated volunteer. After her 2016 death, the Katharine M. Kirkpatrick 2002 Trust gifted $141,826 to the Orono Bog Boardwalk Campaign Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Her donation will provide 97 new boardwalk sections — including two interpretive stations and two wheelchair turnouts. In […]

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UMaine Foundation, Emera Maine honor Dick Hill through scholarship fund

The University of Maine Foundation and Emera Maine have established an endowment fund to honor Dick Hill, one of UMaine’s most recognized and respected faculty members. The Emera Maine Professor Richard C. Hill Scholarship Fund will formally be announced on the Maine Day of Giving, Wednesday, May 3. Those who knew, worked with, or were […]

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Department of Political Science announces 2017–18 Nickerson Scholarship winners

The University of Maine Department of Political Science has announced the 2017–18 awardees of the John M. Nickerson University of Maine Scholarship. The six selected students were awarded scholarship support after being chosen by the department based on their overall GPA and faculty evaluations. For the 2017–18 year, the recipients of the John M. Nickerson […]

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