Campus Announcements

Undergraduate research training session to be offered Nov. 19

The University of Maine Office of Research Compliance will hold a Responsible Conduct of Research training 5–8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Stodder Hall, Room 57. The session is for undergraduate students participating in NSF, NIH and/or USDA-NIFA sponsored research. More information and a registration link are online.

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Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks Nov. 19

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host Sustainability Lightning Talks from 3–4 p.m. Nov. 19. The five-minute talks will focus on student sustainability research in Maine, and will be held in Norman Smith Hall, Room 107. For more information, contact Ruth Hallsworth, hallsworth@maine.edu.

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2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry to speak Nov. 15–16

David Bartel of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute will visit the University of Maine Nov. 15–16 as the 2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry. The Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences will host Bartel, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a leader in the study […]

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Jeremy ‘Jay’ Johnson passes away

Jeremy “Jay” Johnson, former director of computing services for the University of Maine System in Orono, passed away Nov. 2. Johnson served in the position for nearly 30 years beginning in 1969 and was a dedicated UMaine hockey fan and active member of the Orono community, according to his obituary.

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Nominations sought for 2018–19 Maryann Hartman awards

Nominations for the 2018–2019 Maryann Hartman Awards will be accepted through Nov. 20, with a public celebration planned for March 27 at the University of Maine. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program will partner with the Rising Tide Center to sustain the 32-year tradition of honoring contemporary Maine women by enhancing awareness of their […]

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Improve on-farm communication with UMaine Extension

Farmers, farm families and farm employees interested in improving farm communications will have three opportunities to participate in a workshop, and up to four farm-coaching sessions, beginning Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield. Additional workshops are scheduled Jan. 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at University of Maine Cooperative […]

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Call for proposals to support cultural events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community. Grants support up to 50 percent of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The CA/DLS committee accepts applications four times a year. The next application deadline is Nov. 26 for […]

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STEM education improvement community to talk strategies Nov. 16–17

University of Maine faculty, staff and graduate students will discuss evidence-guided teaching and learning strategies with preK–12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teachers Nov. 16–17 at Point Lookout in Northport. About 125 attendees are expected at the eighth annual fall summit of the Maine STEM Partnership, a statewide education improvement community. “The summit is […]

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