University of Maine Foundation

Maine Day of Giving May 4

The University of Maine Annual Fund office will be conducting the institution’s first Maine Day of Giving May 4, 2016. The 24-hour-long event will take place during the University’s annual Maine Day – traditionally a day of service for University students, faculty and staff, also on May 4. In this way, alumni and friends of […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Cowan, Howard

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “What the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature will bring to UMaine,” by Laura Cowan, an associate professor and chair of the English department at the University of Maine; and Gregory Howard, assistant professor and graduate coordinator of the master’s program in English at UMaine. “The million […]

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Media report on new faculty position to honor Stephen King

The Associated Press, Reuters, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Portland Press Herald reported an endowed chaired professorship in literature named in honor of best-selling author and University of Maine alumnus Stephen King will be established at the University of Maine with the help of a $1 million award from the Harold Alfond […]

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Nominations sought for 2016 Geddes W. Simpson Lecture

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Selection Committee is calling for nominations for the 15th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture, which will be held in fall 2016. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture invites speakers of prominence that have provided significant insight into the area where science and history intersect. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series […]

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Media cover official measurement of North America’s tallest chestnut tree

The Portland Press Herald, Sun Journal, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on the official measurement of what is believed to be the tallest American chestnut tree in North America. University of Maine researchers found the 115-foot-tall tree in Lovell, Maine last summer during a flyover looking for signs of […]

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UMaine researchers discover tallest chestnut tree in North America, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Sun Journal, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Portland Press Herald reported foresters with the University of Maine and Maine Forest Service have measured what is believed to be the tallest American chestnut tree in North America, exceeding the height of the next-tallest known tree by 20 feet. The 115-foot-tall […]

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Tallest American chestnut tree in North America discovered in Lovell, Maine

Foresters with the Maine Forest Service and the University of Maine have measured what is believed to be the tallest American chestnut, Castanea dentata, tree in North America, exceeding the height of the next-tallest known tree by a full 20 feet. The 115-foot-tall tree is growing in a reserved forest in Lovell, Maine on land […]

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Estate bequest of more than $2M to fund scholarship, Maine Edge reports

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine Foundation has received more than $2 million from the Veronica Pendleton estate to fund the Raymond K. and Veronica Pendleton Fund at UMaine. Veronica Pendleton created the fund several years ago with a plan to provide an eventual gift from […]

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