University of Maine Foundation

‘In this together’ shirt to benefit Student Crisis Fund

“In this together.” That’s the message that has resonated with the University of Maine student population and the University of Maine System through a most unusual spring semester.  University Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Memorial Union, is doing what it can to help bring that message to support students through the Student […]

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Virtual groundbreaking for UMaine engineering building April 28 at 1 p.m.

The University of Maine will hold a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the $78 million Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center at 1 p.m., April 28. Due to coronavirus pandemic protocols, the previously planned in-person event is virtual and available online.  Construction of the 105,000-square-foot facility will begin in May, with workers following appropriate COVID-19 health […]

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UMaine Museum of Art receives naming gift

A $1.3 million naming gift from education leaders and arts supporters Donald and Linda Zillman will expand and enhance the University of Maine Museum of Art. At its March 16 meeting, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved the expansion plans and naming opportunity made possible by the gift. The museum is now […]

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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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Six alumni honored for leadership, community service with Harris Awards

The University of Maine Foundation presented one alum from each of UMaine’s colleges with the President Abram W. Harris Award. The award was established in 2003 by President Harris’ grandson Abram ”Pete” W. Harris III and his friend Marion Waterman Meyer, both UMaine alumni. Each award recipient demonstrates exemplary and extraordinary leadership, contributions to his […]

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Media report UMaine engineering center receives $1 million gift

The Portland Press Herald, Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine has received a $1 million gift for a new engineering center that will include space for mechanical engineering technology and manufacturing skills. The gift from aerospace company Pratt & Whitney will help fund construction of a machine tool suite in the […]

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UMaine receives $1 million pledge from Pratt & Whitney for engineering center

A $1 million pledge from Pratt & Whitney for the E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (Ferland EEDC) was announced on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of University of Maine Homecoming Weekend by College of Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey and University of Maine Foundation President Jeff Mills. Pratt & Whitney […]

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Donors celebrating 55th UMaine Class Reunion to name engineering building

Skowhegan natives E. James “Jim” Ferland and Eileen P. Ferland are the formerly anonymous donors whose $10 million investment will help construct the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine. The new facility will be named in honor of the couple. The announcement was made by University of Maine Foundation president and […]

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