Campus Announcements

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Summer University Student Art Contest Winner Announced

Rebecca Stanley’s photograph of a whale skull on Isle Au Haut has been selected as the winning entry in a student art contest sponsored by the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning. Her photograph will be used on this year’s Summer University poster and in other promotions.  Stanley, who is from Aurora, Illinois and […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer hydroponics for home gardeners Jan. 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about hydroponic gardening from 6–7:15 p.m. on Jan 24. “Hydroponics at Home” will explain how to build a working hydroponic system for year-round indoor gardening with a few simple tools and materials. Jonathan Ebba, UNH Extension […]

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Virtual MaineMBA Alumni Awards ceremony Jan. 20

Portland, Maine Mayor Kate Snyder will be the keynote speaker at the virtual MaineMBA Alumni Awards ceremony, which will be released as an event video at 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.  Other speakers participating in the inaugural event will be Dannel Malloy, Chancellor of the University of Maine System; Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President of the University […]

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Call for proposals for the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine to enhance the artistic, cultural, and intellectual life of the campus of the University of Maine and to support speaking engagements or lectures at the University of Maine at Machias.    Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural […]

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UMaine Extension offers updates for agricultural industry Jan. 19

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two online research updates specific to the agricultural industry from 7–8 p.m. on Jan. 19.  “Integrated Pest Management — Controlling Pests in Potatoes” will be presented by Paul Horne, entomologist, potato IPM expert and owner-director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Victoria, Australia; followed by “Potato Early Dying Research […]

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MLK Day Panel to Discuss ‘The State of Civil Rights in Maine’

Maine’s attorney general and four other individuals with differing personal and professional perspectives will address the topic “The State of Civil Rights in Maine” as part of eastern and central Maine’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The free, online event will be livestreamed on YouTube from 9:30–10:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17. The […]

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UMaine announces first annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering for fall 2022

The first annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering is planned for Oct. 13–14, sponsored by the University of Maine, University of New England, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Jackson Laboratory, Roux Institute, Northern Light Health and MaineHealth.   The symposium, to be held at the University of New England Innovation Hall in Portland, […]

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Dunn named senior advisor to UMaine president

A University of Maine alumna with 33 years of military service has been named senior advisor for special initiatives, reporting to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, effective Jan. 3. Retired Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn of Newburgh served as the assistant adjutant general of the Maine Army National Guard. She most recently served a six-month national appointment […]

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Maine Science Podcast features Birkel in latest episode

The Maine Science Podcast featured Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, on its latest episode.  In the episode, Birkel discusses his work, which includes creating and managing the Climate Reanalyzer and supporting The Warming Sea project, and his passion for science.  The podcast, a […]

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UMaine Extension offers Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club for youth ages 9–16. The club will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31, and Feb. 7, 14 and 22. The program also includes an optional in-person Maple Workshop Day on Feb. 26 in […]

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