Campus Announcements

Nominations sought for 2017 Outstanding Professional Employee Award

The University of Maine’s Professional Employees Advisory Council (PEAC) seeks nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Professional Employees Award. The award honors a professional employee whose actions and achievements beyond normal work responsibilities have provided outstanding service to their field, the University of Maine, and the community as a whole. Award criteria and the nomination form […]

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Cooking for crowds safely with UMaine Extension

Volunteer cooks will have four opportunities in March and April to learn how to safely prepare food for large numbers of people. University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will present the Cooking for Crowds — Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 28, April 5 and April […]

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Robinson’s artifacts from the Amazon on display in Hudson Museum exhibit

In 1979 and 1980, the late University of Maine archeologist Brian Robinson collected a range of traditional artifacts on a trip through the Amazonian rainforest in Peru. Robinson, who was an associate professor in UMaine’s Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, died last fall after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, visitors to […]

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Students to volunteer in New York, Virginia on Alternative Breaks spring trips

University of Maine students will travel to sites in New York and Virginia over spring break to volunteer as part of Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community service. This spring, Alternative Breaks will sponsor five trips, each including nine to 11 UMaine student volunteers, plus a faculty adviser. Alternative Breaks has been organizing […]

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‘Growing Maine’ shows mentorship key in farming

The fourth installment in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension “Growing Maine” series of short documentaries, highlighting Maine food producers and farm families, tells the story of Dan Kaplan and his family’s grass-fed beef operation, Heartstone Farm, in Charleston. Kaplan, along with partner and farmer Tara Hesseltine and her son Logan, are relatively new to […]

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Accomplished actors to perform ‘Selected Shorts’ at CCA

Three stage and screen actors will perform short stories about love, loss, chance encounters and new beginnings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The hit public radio series, “Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You a Story,” is broadcast weekly on more than 150 stations to about 300,000 listeners. […]

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UMaine Extension offers new resource for food entrepreneurs

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a new online resource designed to be particularly useful to aspiring or existing food manufacturers wanting to produce specialty food products. The new website, Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, was created by UMaine Extension regional small-business educator and Extension professor Louis Bassano; Extension food science specialist and associate professor […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium collecting submissions

Abstract submissions for the 2017 University of Maine Student Symposium on April 24 are now being accepted. The UMaine Student Symposium, a campuswide celebration of achievement in student research and creative activity, will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the […]

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‘Tides’ author to give talk March 1 at Darling Marine Center

Jonathan White will sign copies of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at his noon talk Wednesday, March 1 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. White, a mariner and marine conservationist, ran educational programs aboard his 65-foot wooden schooner, Crusader, in the 1980s. The Crusader was nearly destroyed in […]

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Tree Street Youth students to visit UMaine for campus tour, diversity dialogue

The public is invited to a diversity dialogue with students from Tree Street Youth during their visit to the University of Maine on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Tree Street Youth is a Lewiston-based nonprofit offering after-school and summer programs to predominantly low-income students from immigrant or refugee families. Founded in 2011, the agency supports Lewiston-Auburn youth […]

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