Campus Announcements

Gary Greenberg ceramic sculpture exhibit to open Sept. 30 in Lord Hall Gallery

The Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine presents an exhibition of humorous and politically charged ceramic sculpture by internationally known artist Gary Greenberg. “THINGS RE: Stuff” runs from Sept. 30 through Nov. 11 in the Lord Hall Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Greenberg will give a […]

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UMaine Museum of Art exhibit to feature nine New Brunswick artists

The University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor will open “Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists” on Sept. 23. The exhibit highlights a diversity of creative approaches and genres — from representational to conceptual — by artists from throughout New Brunswick. Also varied is the range of media, which includes ceramic, photography, oil […]

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Rogers Farm to host Fall Field Day Sept. 10

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a field day from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The field day will feature workshops, activities, live bluegrass music and homemade food. Workshop topics include growing garlic, dividing peonies and […]

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Volunteers sought for Maine Hello, Welcome Weekend Day of Service

The University of Maine’s First Year Experience is recruiting volunteers to welcome UMaine’s Class of 2020 during Maine Hello on Friday, Aug. 26. Maine Hello is a campuswide event where returning students, faculty and staff welcome new students and their families as they arrive on campus. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers will assist […]

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Baxter State Park plant guide to be released Aug. 23

The University Club at Raymond H. Fogler Library will host a book launch at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 to mark the release of “The Plants of Baxter State Park.” The event will feature a presentation from the book’s authors and organizers, and will be the first opportunity for the public to purchase the publication. The […]

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Former UMaine department chair passes away

Dwayne VanRheenen, a former University of Maine faculty member in speech communication and a department chair, died Aug. 11. He was 72. The online alumni magazine of Abilene Christian University, where he served as provost prior to his retirement, published a tribute to him.

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Climate Change researcher wraps up summer project in Mongolia

University of Maine researcher Aaron Putnam has completed his 2016 summer search for climate clues in Mongolia. Kevin Stark, a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism who’s embedded with Putnam’s research team, entered his final post about the trek Aug. 3, at a science laboratory in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. […]

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Ulrich to discus how diaries, quilts give insight into mid-1800s Maine

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard history professor, will deliver the lecture, “Patty’s Sampler and Phebe’s Quilt: Traces of Maine in the American West” at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Collins Center for the Arts. Ulrich demonstrates how the diaries, letters and needlework of Patty Sessions and Phebe Woodruff suggest new […]

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Public invited to farm field day in Presque Isle

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a farm field day 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle. Participants will meet at U.S. Agricultural Research Service, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle. Field day topics will include grain trials, potato breeding and the variety trial program, and crop rotation for […]

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