Campus Announcements

Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K to be held June 5

The University of Maine Alumni Association will present the second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 5. This year’s race has attracted runners from 24 states in the U.S., as well as Canada. All three races will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the track at UMaine’s Harold Alfond Stadium. There […]

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Ph.D. candidate, part-time faculty member win $10,000 Top Gun prize

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) and the University of Maine announced the winners of the Top Gun Showcase. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and a Ph.D. candidate in forest resources; and Simin Khosravani, a part-time faculty member in the UMaine Department of Mathematics & Statistics, were awarded a $10,000 […]

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‘Preserve the Harvest’ with UMaine Extension

Food preservation is the focus of a hands-on University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop 5:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the UMaine Extension office, 138 Pleasant St., Suite 1, Farmington. Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation community education assistant, will cover the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use hot water bath canners […]

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with University of Maine students in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Collins welcomes UMaine students to nation’s capital

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins recently met with University of Maine students enrolled in the “Washington, D.C., Leadership Institute.” The one-week immersive class gave participants the opportunity to meet with leaders in government, the military, business, nonprofits, athletics, education and the arts. “It was a pleasure to meet with this bright and gifted group of students […]

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Franco-American Centre forum to focus on publishing family’s genealogy

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a presentation and discussion on how to publish a family’s genealogy on Saturday, June 18. “Exploring the Possibility of Publishing your Family’s Story,” will be held from 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall. Participants will learn about the different ways to publish their family’s unique history […]

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Skylar Bayer dishes on seafood in TEDx talk

Fish come from other fish. But understanding how fish reproduce, their habitat and how to care for them need to be valued if fishing is to continue in future generations. In Skylar Bayer’s humorous TEDxPiscataquaRiver talk titled “Why the Sex Lives of our Seafood Matter,” she discusses three iconic New England seafood species — Atlantic […]

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Liz Wood finalist for America East Woman of the Year

Liz Wood is a finalist for the 2016 America East Woman of the Year award, as announced by the league Monday, May 23. The winner will be unveiled Tuesday, June 7, at the annual conference meeting in Burlington, Vermont. The winner’s name will be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. Wood, […]

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International sustainability conference to feature four free keynote addresses

The Second International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative, June 15–17 at the University of Maine, will feature four keynote addresses by international experts. The presentations are free and open to the public. The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is an international network of scholars and practitioners focused on furthering […]

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Sustainability the focus of daylong workshop for UMaine employees

A free, interactive professional development workshop for University of Maine employees on sustainability will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., June 1 in Wells Conference Center. The workshop will be led by Jaimie Cloud, founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital […]

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Clean Sweep Sale to be held May 27–28 in York Commons

The University of Maine will hold the annual Clean Sweep Sale 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, May 27 and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, May 28 in York Commons. Furniture, rugs, electronics, appliances, housewares, books, bedding, shoes and clothing will be among the items for sale. Items were donated by the university or students who moved out […]

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