Campus Announcements

Oxford County educators eligible for UMaine scholarship

The University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development has opened a new round of applications for the Susan Hathaway Glines Scholarship for educators who live and work in Oxford County, Maine and are interested in pursuing graduate studies. Established in 2019 with a generous donation to the University of Maine Foundation, the scholarship […]

Read more

UMaine Space announces new seed grant awardees

The UMaine Space Initiative is pleased to announce recipients of a new seed grant program created to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations that result in rapid planning, team development, and research coordination in supported topical areas.  UMaine Space administers an Ideas Lab program for the state of Maine, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space […]

Read more

UMaine Facilities Management weekly update Jan. 17

UMaine Facilities Management weekly update Jan. 17: Snow removal activities continue from Monday’s storm. Power has been temporarily rerouted at the East substation as a result of the Versant transformer failure last Friday.  Fire system gas detector maintenance is underway at Hitchener Hall. Storm drain system inspection is underway by Fernald Hall. University composter repairs are underway.  Campus […]

Read more

Northeast Cover Crops annual conference will be held in Portland this February

The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) annual conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. The meeting is open to farmers, students, Cooperative Extension agents, crop consultants and other agricultural professionals.  This event will feature presentations covering topics related to cover crops. Discussions will include […]

Read more

Penobscot Marine Museum exhibits two shows at the UMaine Hutchinson Center

Two Penobscot Marine Museum photography exhibits — “Up River: Selections From The Captain Bill Abbott Collection” and “20 Best” — are on display at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast through May 31. The show is free and open to the public, 8 a.m.–4:30 […]

Read more

UMaine Extension’s family education program receives national recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate

The Maine Families program delivered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension has earned Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, a prestigious endorsement from Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC). The endorsement makes it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the Parents as Teachers’ international network.  Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that Extension’s […]

Read more

UMS employee and dependent tuition policy expanded

The University of Maine System employee tuition waiver policy and dependent tuition benefit policy now includes English language courses for the UMS workforce. The policy expansion is part of an effort to generate strong and diverse candidate pools in searches.  Concurrently, Maine NGOs and state education and workforce leaders report low English language proficiency as […]

Read more

UMaine Extension 4-H introduces youth to engineering concepts

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is accepting registrations for a special interest club where youth ages 9-18 can explore basic engineering concepts. This online club will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 26–March 2 from 4–5:15 p.m. Required registration closes Jan. 17.   The 4-H Engineering Club will introduce basic engineering skills by exploring a different […]

Read more