Campus Announcements

New Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies director named

Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Carol Kim has named Alan Cobo-Lewis, associate professor of psychology, as the director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) at the University of Maine. CCIDS is one of 68 federally funded University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) established under […]

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UMaine accepting applications for after-school ArtWorks! program

The University of Maine Department of Art is accepting applications for the fall 2015 session of after-school art classes for area children in grades K–8. The ArtWorks! program provides children an opportunity to explore the world of art through hands-on experiences with a variety of visual media, as well as the history and viewing of […]

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A newly designed Bananas is in shadows

New Bananas mascot to be unveiled Sept. 26

University of Maine Athletics announced on its Facebook and Twitter pages that a new Bananas mascot will debut at the UMaine Football home opener against Rhode Island on Sept. 26. For the past century, the black bear has been the UMaine mascot. The new suit will mark the mascot’s sixth makeover. A complete history of […]

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Hispanic heritage lecture series announced

The University of Maine and CHISPA Centro Hispano will host the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series throughout September and October. All lectures will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 17 at UMaine’s Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall. The events are free and open to the public and include a […]

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Men working out in the New Balance Recreation Center

New Balance Student Recreation Center named one of America’s best college gyms

The Active Times named the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center one of “America’s Best College Gyms.” The article states “the fitness centers at these universities are more incredible than you could possibly imagine.” In selecting the 11 gyms that made the list, the organization said it considered everything from the size and […]

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Volunteers sought for UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program

The University of Maine Center on Aging’s Senior Companion Program (SCP) currently has openings for qualified volunteers throughout the state. SCP provides volunteer opportunities for limited-income adults age 55 and older. These volunteers, called Senior Companions, visit homebound older adults 15–20 hours per week to provide companionship. Primarily funded through the Corporation for National and […]

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Visiting scholar John Burns to deliver lectures, narrate poetry program

University of Maine alumnus and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Religion at Rockford University in Illinois will deliver lectures and host a poetry program at UMaine in September. John Burns, an associate professor of Spanish who teaches Latin American literature, will give the lecture “Behind The Savage Detectives: The Infrarrealist […]

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Fall Study Abroad Fair Sept. 10

The University of Maine International Programs’ Study Abroad Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 to inform UMaine students, faculty and staff about the programs available for all majors to study, intern, research or teach abroad. The free event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the first-floor ballroom of Estabrooke Hall. Information will […]

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Judge Nancy Torresen to speak at restorative justice event in Belfast

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Restorative Justice Project, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host “Justice Matters: When We Cry for Justice, What Do We Really Mean?” from 8:30 a.m.–noon. Sept. 18. The UMaine Peace and Reconciliation Studies program and the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, which promotes fundamental change […]

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Franco-American Centre concert to celebrate new after-school program

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a free concert Aug. 31 to celebrate the launch of a new after-school program. A 5 p.m. potluck will precede the 6 p.m. Quebec fiddle music concert by Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) at the center on campus. The event […]

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