Campus Announcements

Culturefest to be held Oct. 23

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host its annual celebration of cultures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 under a large tent on the Mall. The 34th Culturefest will feature prepackaged international snacks, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, a style show and performances. The family-friendly event, […]

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UMaine Extension offers 4-H wildlife habitat education program webinar Oct. 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online information session on the Maine 4-H chapter of the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.   WHEP, a national program with wildlife and fisheries habitat management education programs for youth ages 8–19, is available in Maine, with training and support from UMaine […]

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Whitfield named chief of staff to UMaine President Ferrini-Mundy

Meredith Whitfield, who has served in executive support roles, and external and government relations administration in higher education for the past 15 years, has been named chief of staff to University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and a member of Cabinet, effective Oct. 18. Whitfield comes to UMaine from Western Carolina University, where she has […]

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Professor of intermedia Owen Smith passes away

The University of Maine community joins students, alumni, faculty and staff of the university’s art and intermedia programs in mourning the passing of professor Owen Smith. Smith passed away Oct. 14 at the age of 63.   Smith joined the Department of Art faculty in 1991. In his 30-year UMaine career, he inspired countless undergraduate and […]

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Professor emerita of theatre Marcia Douglas passes away

The University of Maine community and the theatre community are mourning the loss of UMaine associate professor emerita of theatre Marcia Joy Douglas, who passed away Oct.11 after a short illness. She was 75. Douglas, born in California and raised in Colorado, was a theatre educator for over 40 years at universities in the Midwest and […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks what mud can reveal about ocean history

Oceans serve as the dominant feature of the Earth. They sustain life, which began in their salty waters, and influence weather and climate.   Despite the significance of Earth’s oceans, much of their history remains a mystery. Katherine Allen, and assistant professor from the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, looks […]

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Virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit features UMaine experts, partners

UMaine experts and partners are among the participants leading the virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit from 9–11:30 a.m. Oct. 19–20, sponsored by the Bioscience Association of Maine and Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.  Among them include Renee Kelly, UMaine assistant vice president for innovation and economic development, and Kristy Townsend, graduate faculty member in the Graduate […]

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Maine Science Podcast features Abedi in latest episode

The Maine Science Podcast features Ali Abedi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maine, in its latest episode.  Abedi, also associate vice president of research for UMaine and director of its Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), discusses his wireless sensor networks studies, his effort to build the first CubeSat in […]

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