Campus Announcements

Black Bears invited to take part in free virtual fitness classes

University of Maine Campus Recreation is participating in the 2020 Recreation Movement, a collaboration between Riddle & Bloom, TikTok, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and more than 40 colleges and universities nationwide encouraging people to “stay active together, even when we’re apart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.   This free virtual fitness program connects university students, […]

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Maine Agricultural Mediation Program can help farm families, workers during COVID-19

The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by the actions of certain USDA agencies.  “Sometimes having a neutral third party in the room can help a farm family talk through […]

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Catch ‘Lobster War’ featuring Rick Wahle for free via URSUS

Been bingeing movies? Put this one on your list: “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds.” The award-winning film includes Rick Wahle, research professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine.  The feature documentary, which won “Best New England Film” at the 2018 Mystic Film Festival, is about […]

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Extension delays opening greenhouse plastic recycling drop-off locations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will delay opening all drop-off locations for greenhouse plastic recycling until on or about June 21.  The statewide locations are part of a pilot program to recycle waste greenhouse plastic. The pilot, originally scheduled to start in April, was developed by UMaine Extension and […]

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Chat series to offer at-risk residents tips to stay healthy 

The University of Maine will host a new chat series that will provide pertinent information and tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak for senior citizens and other high-risk residents.  “UMaine Health Connection Chats” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday starting April 15. The meetings will be held on Zoom, […]

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Virtual Fulbright Scholar program workshops offered April 9

Want to discover how you can make an impact abroad? The Office of Major Scholarships will host virtual Fulbright Scholar program workshops Thursday, April 9. Grant Stream-Gonzalez, outreach and recruitment officer at the Institute of International Education, will lead a workshop for faculty, staff and administrators at 11 a.m. and one for undergraduate, graduate and […]

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COVID-19 food safety information from UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension created a collection of food safety resources selected specifically for use during the current pandemic. COVID-19 Food Safety Information for Maine Consumers features links to fact sheets, guidelines and videos with information on proper disinfection techniques, food purchasing and storage, recipes using pantry staples and the role of handwashing in […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H stress management workshop for teens April 16

According to the 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT data [www.mekids.org/site/assets/files/1241/kidscount_2019.pdf, p. 15], the rate of Maine teens with anxiety is 16.1%, nearly double that of the national average. Finding healthy ways to respond to anxiety is particularly important during these stressful times. A free online workshop that focuses on stress management, designed by and for teens, […]

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