Campus Announcements

Former faculty and Associated Faculties president Work dies at 88

Gerald Work, former professor and president of the Associated Faculties of the University of Maine, died on June 4 at the age of 88 at his home in Pennsylvania. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Work received his B.A. from Albright College, followed by an M.S. and a Ph.D. in counseling and higher education from […]

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Second webinar on ASCC bridge girder to be held June 27

The second and final webinar in the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Bridge Girder Webinar series will be held June 27 from noon–1 p.m. To register for the webinar highlighting the future installments and next generation of the GBeam, visit the TIDC website.  GBeam technology is corrosion-resistant and designed to last over […]

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UMaine Extension hires agricultural engineer Sumon Datta

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has named Sumon Datta an assistant Extension professor and Extension agricultural engineer. Datta will be working statewide with Maine’s agricultural community.  Datta recently completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include the use of smart technologies, particularly with agricultural […]

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UMaine Extension wild blueberry field day at Welch Farm July 7 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue with a focus on fresh pack line improvements at 10 a.m.–noon July 7 at Welch Farm, 186 Roque Bluffs Road, Roque Bluffs. This fresh pack line meeting includes a cold storage demonstration and discussion of berry quality related to new equipment installed in 2021 by […]

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Sustainable fishing, solar energy topics of new 4-H STEM toolkits

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H has two new STEM toolkits available for use by formal and informal educators in hands-on science-based activities with youth.  The Sky’s the Limit is designed to increase awareness and understanding of solar energy through basic circuitry; energy collection and transfer; engineering design principles; and building design challenges. Suitable for […]

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Office of International Programs announces 2022 recipients of President Winthrop C. Libby/Reverend Pavlos T. Taiganides Award

The University of Maine Office of International Programs announced three recipients of the 2022 President Winthrop C. Libby/Reverend Pavlos T. Taiganides Award: Betelhem Abay from Ethiopia, Saman Zare from Iran and Priya Bhatta from Nepal. The award is given annually to new international graduates who contributed the most in international relations on the campus and […]

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On-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic June 21–24

An on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 1:30–3 p.m., June 21–24 in the Coe Room, Memorial Union. Members of the UMaine community who received the Moderna, Pfizer or J&J vaccines are encouraged to participate. You need to be 5 months out from your last Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations, and 2 months from your […]

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UMaine Extension celebrates garden-to-table at Rogers Farm June 27

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a hands-on workshop featuring gardening and culinary skills June 27, 5–7 p.m., at the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers demonstration garden, University of Maine Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. This Garden-to-Table workshop begins at Rogers Farm with discussion and demonstrations of planting timelines, spacing, pest management […]

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MIRTA accelerator projects to be showcased June 14 at Foster Center for Innovation

Four faculty-led research projects being developed for commercialization will be showcased by the fifth cohort of University of Maine MIRTA accelerator teams from 5–7 p.m. June 14 at UMaine’s Foster Center for Innovation. The participating teams that will pitch their projects and provide updates on their plans for commercialization: Future Fish Tags: A tag dart […]

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52 college students begin 12-week Maine government internships 

Fifty-two undergraduate and graduate college students have started working in state, municipal and county offices through the 2022 Maine Government Summer Internship Program.  The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program that provides full-time, 12-week work experience to students who are Maine residents and scholars attending Maine colleges.  Thirty-seven […]

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