Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension offers new resource for food entrepreneurs

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a new online resource designed to be particularly useful to aspiring or existing food manufacturers wanting to produce specialty food products. The new website, Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, was created by UMaine Extension regional small-business educator and Extension professor Louis Bassano; Extension food science specialist and associate professor […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium collecting submissions

Abstract submissions for the 2017 University of Maine Student Symposium on April 24 are now being accepted. The UMaine Student Symposium, a campuswide celebration of achievement in student research and creative activity, will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the […]

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‘Tides’ author to give talk March 1 at Darling Marine Center

Jonathan White will sign copies of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at his noon talk Wednesday, March 1 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. White, a mariner and marine conservationist, ran educational programs aboard his 65-foot wooden schooner, Crusader, in the 1980s. The Crusader was nearly destroyed in […]

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Tree Street Youth students to visit UMaine for campus tour, diversity dialogue

The public is invited to a diversity dialogue with students from Tree Street Youth during their visit to the University of Maine on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Tree Street Youth is a Lewiston-based nonprofit offering after-school and summer programs to predominantly low-income students from immigrant or refugee families. Founded in 2011, the agency supports Lewiston-Auburn youth […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer advice for maple syrup season

Maine Maple Sunday is not until March 26, but the sap is already flowing in some parts of the state according to Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. A typical season for maple producers is usually a cold January and February, with trees being tapped in mid-to-late February […]

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Bill Engvall

Comedian Bill Engvall brings blue collar humor to CCA

Comedian Bill Engvall will deliver his stand-up routine at the Collins Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. While Engvall traveled for six years with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Ron White for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he’s also used to performing solo. The American Comedy Awards named him […]

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2017 Maine Government Summer Internship Program accepting applications

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine is accepting applications for the 2017 Maine Government Summer Internship Program. The 12-week program provides full-time, paid, summer work experiences in state or local/regional agencies. For many years, the program has offered talented college students an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine […]

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Former Darling Marine Center researcher leads phytoplankton expedition in Pacific

Ivona Cetinić, a former researcher at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, set off Jan. 26 from Hawaii on a 27-day expedition to study the health of phytoplankton populations in the Pacific Ocean. Cetinić, an oceanographer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), is working on board the […]

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Change in schedule for campus presentations by VPR/Graduate School dean finalists

Editor’s note: This post was updated Wednesday, Feb. 15. Four finalists for the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School will be on campus Feb. 15–24. Public presentations on the topic, “Vision of Research and Graduate Study in a 21st-Century Land Grant University,” will be followed by question-and-answer sessions, and receptions. The […]

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2017 International Dance Festival Feb. 18

The University of Maine will hold the 2017 International Dance Festival on Feb. 18 at the Collins Center for the Arts. Two performances, which are free and open to the public, will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. The 13th annual event will showcase an array of traditional music, dance and clothes from around […]

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