Campus Announcements

Chris Cash named executive director of UMaine Lobster Institute

Maine native and University of Maine alumna Christina Cash has been named executive director at the UMaine Lobster Institute, effective May 17. Cash has been with the Lobster Institute since 2021, serving as the assistant director of communication and outreach, and more recently as interim director. Before joining the institute, Cash served as an advancement […]

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Mott, Stanley named UMaine 2024 Outstanding Classified Employees

Administrative Specialist Emily Mott and Community Education Assistant Elizabeth Stanley have been named the 2024 Outstanding Classified Employees at the University of Maine by the Classified Employees Advisory Council (CEAC). Mott and Stanley both work with University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  The award recognizes classified employees’ exceptional service and dedication to UMaine, increasing the campus […]

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Free Machias Area Community Suppers available every Thursday

Reduce food waste by enjoying a free meal and good company during the Machias Area Community Suppers held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at the Center Street Community Room, 9 Center St. The next weekly supper will be on May 16.   Hosted by the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, […]

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MFA thesis exhibition “Proximity” opens May 17 at Lord Hall Gallery

The 2024 University of Maine Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition is opening Friday, May 17. “Proximity” will be on display in Lord Hall Gallery at Lord Hall art gallery through July 12, with the opening reception May 17 from 5-7 p.m.  After the opening reception, the exhibition will be available for viewing Monday-Friday from […]

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UMaine summer series for educators to inspire, engage K-12 leaders

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and Summer University are partnering to offer a series of institutes for K-12 school personnel looking for personal and professional growth and innovative solutions for unique challenges in today’s schools. The third annual UMaine Educators Institute will be held June 17-18, featuring a keynote speech […]

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Astronomy Center hosting new event for Minecraft lovers May 11

The University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center is hosting a new family event in partnership What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). This immersive astronomy experience, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is designed for children ages 8-14 years old and offers engagement for parents and guardians. Tickets include access to a […]

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UMaine men’s rugby team wins first-ever national championship

The University of Maine men’s rugby club team won the 2024 National Collegiate Rugby DII Championship held at Maryland Sportsplex on Saturday, April 27. Over a span of two days, the Black Bears defeated four other teams in a bracket that included a total of 16 teams. It was the third consecutive year the UMaine […]

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UMaine recognizes top student research and creative projects at 2024 symposium

More than 1,000 student researchers, co-authors, faculty, staff, event sponsors and community members celebrated student achievement at the 2024 University of Maine Student Symposium for Research and Creative Activity on April 12. Among the 350 projects featured, 35 earned awards.  The ninth annual symposium connected the public with UMaine student researchers and scholars who presented […]

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Students pack and donate 56,800 meals during Maine Day Meal Packout

Around 300 students and other volunteers at the University of Maine assembled 56,800 meals for people in need during Maine Day Meal Packout on Tuesday, April 23 in the Memorial Gym.  Maine Day Meal Packout is organized by Honors College staff and the Honors College Student Activities Board. Honors College students have been packing meals […]

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Celebrate sustainability with Earth Week 2024 at UMaine

The University of Maine will celebrate Earth Week 2024 through April 27 with a slate of events on- and off-campus organized by various groups and organizations.  Earth Week events include a nature walk and talk, a campus clean up, a garbage art gallery, musical performances, academic discussions pertaining to environmental issues and a pop-up thrift […]

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