Campus Announcements

Long Road closed for two weeks starting July 13

A section of Long Road in the vicinity of the construction site of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning July 13 to complete utility work. Long Road will be closed from the Memorial Gym to the Bennett Lot, with detours to Munson and Flagstaff roads. Gym […]

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Socolow named director of McGillicuddy Humanities Center

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, has been named director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine, effective July 1.  Since 2010, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center has demonstrated the immediacy, relevance and applicability of humanities scholarship by advancing teaching, research and public engagement in […]

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Maine Summer Youth Music now online

The Division of Music in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts has launched Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) Online, featuring a small library of instructional videos for music students in grades 5 to 12.  The site offers a virtual alternative to the Maine Summer Youth Music Camp, normally held on campus each year […]

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Fernandez to take part in ‘Maine Calling’ show about Maine Climate Council action plan

Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute, will participate in a Maine Calling discussion about the Maine Climate Council’s four-year action plan to address climate change. Fernandez is one of two scientists who serve the council.  Hannah Pingree, director of the Maine Office of Policy Innovation & […]

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Learn about safe harvesting of wild blueberries during pandemic

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a discussion about safely harvesting Maine wild blueberries during COVID-19 from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.  All Maine wild blueberry growers are invited to join the discussion by Zoom or phone for updates on ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during harvest. Lily Calderwood, UMaine […]

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WABI to interview Carter, Aylmer about career, graduate school workshop series

WABI (Channel 5) will interview Lisa Carter, a career counselor with the University of Maine Career Center, and Jason Aylmer, a recruitment specialist with the Graduate School, about the Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop Series at 10 a.m. July 9. The video series provides resources for career exploration, job search and graduate school […]

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UMaine Extension to host wild blueberry virtual field days in July

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting weekly wild blueberry virtual field days 5–6:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 9 to July 30. Lily Calderwood, an assistant professor of horticulture with UMaine Extension, will begin by leading a session about weeds, mulch and fertilizers applied to leaves. Future field day topics include insect integrated pest management, […]

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Steneck to discuss climate impacts on lobster industry during virtual seminar

Robert Steneck will present “Maine’s changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, during a webinar hosted by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  “Challenges for this fishery have never been greater,” says the UMaine marine ecologist. “Today, the economic impact of COVID-19, […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 4,201 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the Spring 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,763 are from Maine, 1,329 are from 41 other states and 108 are from 43 countries other than the U.S.   Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester amid the global […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H announces summer fun workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer more than 50 summer learning activities throughout July and August for all youth ages five to 18. UMaine Extension 4-H staff and volunteers will offer a wide variety of experiential learning workshops both online and offline. Topics include leadership development, science and engineering challenges, creative cooking, art […]

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