Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension hosts field day Sept. 11 at Rogers Farm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program will host its annual field day 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Rogers Farm demonstration garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. All activities will be held outdoors.   The family-friendly event will include children’s activities, melon tastings and information about native plants, pollinator-friendly gardening, soil testing […]

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UMaine Extension hosts corn silage growers meeting Sept. 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an outdoor meeting for corn silage growers 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 9 at Misty Meadows Farm, 308 Hill Road, Clinton.  Attendees will be able to examine and learn about corn silage varieties planted at the host farm, and join discussions on seed treatments, weed control and cover crops. Corn […]

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Phase nine COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on campus begins Sept. 7

UMaine’s phase nine, return-to-campus COVID-19 asymptomatic T3 saliva testing is Sept. 7–Dec. 14. The testing location is the ballroom on the first floor of Estabrooke Hall. Undergraduate and graduate students and employees with an in-person presence on the UMaine campus or at a university-affiliated facility or research site who are not fully vaccinated and verified, […]

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Phone service outage planned for Sept. 7

Telephone service at the University of Maine will be disrupted briefly between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 when the service provider conducts maintenance.  Calls to campus telephones with the 581 exchange from external numbers will be impacted. Calls between campus phone numbers will be unaffected.  The time of the disruption is not […]

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Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series application period ends Sept. 27

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine to enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of the UMaine campus and to support speaking engagements or lectures at the University of Maine at Machias.    Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, […]

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Mark R. Shibles Jr. passes away at 83

The son of the first dean of the University of Maine College of Education, Mark R. Shibles Jr., passed away Aug. 24 at the age of 83. Shibles, whose father’s name adorns UMaine’s Shibles Hall, was an educator and university administrator in his own right. After attending Orono High School and the University of Maine, […]

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Mitchell Center to partner with AAAS to develop the Maine Local Science Engagement Network

In collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine has initiated planning for the Maine Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN).  The Maine LSEN will facilitate the development of local and statewide collaborations to address challenges and opportunities related […]

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Kryszak documentary screened internationally, acclaimed by Globe

A film created by University of Maine at Machias students enrolled in lecturer Alan Kryszak’s Downeast Documentary class has been screened internationally at The Hague Global Cinema Festival and the Sweden Film Awards, and cited in the Boston Globe.  “Privacy & the Power of Secrets” offers varied perspectives on data privacy and surveillance to spark […]

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Former Dean Emeritus Wallace Dunham passes away at 91

Wallace Dunham, dean emeritus of the University of Maine College of Applied Sciences and Agriculture — now the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture — passed away Aug. 24. He was 91.  Dunham joined UMaine in 1966 after serving on the faculty at Ohio State University and the University of New Hampshire.  In addition […]

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