Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension offers new cooking webinars in March

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two new webinars about cooking with Maine foods from 2–2:45 p.m. March 9 and March 23.   The first March “Cooking with the Maine Harvest” session focuses on using home-frozen fruit in baking and cooking, followed by one about cooking with home-canned foods two weeks later. Instructors share recipes […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how Cooperative Extension helps people thrive

While University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the 106-year-old organization helps all Mainers thrive with its relevant research-based programs that promote child development, nutrition, robotics, entrepreneurship and more.  Recently, “more” has included providing communities with much-needed resources during the pandemic. In this initial podcast of Season 4, “The Maine Question” host Ron […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual science cafés start March 2

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. each Tuesday beginning March 2. Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafés will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and providing insight into what motivated their work.  In the first webinar, UMaine Advanced […]

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UMaine students receive international scholarships to study in England, Wales 

Two University of Maine students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom for the fall 2021 semester. Madison-Riley Powell, a third-year marine sciences major from Leicester, Massachusetts, seeks to enroll at Bangor University in Wales. Jonathan Warren, a business management transfer student from Tacoma, Washington, will study at […]

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Sinha to deliver Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture March 9

Manisha Sinha, award-winning author and renowned expert in the history of slavery and abolition, and Civil War Reconstruction, will deliver the University of Maine’s 2021 Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture via Zoom at 5:15 p.m. on March 9.  Sinha’s presentation, “The Abolitionist Origins of Reconstruction” will trace the roots of transformational constitutional changes […]

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Nine Pillars of Diversity Lecture Series kicks off Feb. 25

The University of Maine President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will kick off the Nine Pillars of Diversity Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 with a virtual presentation, “A Legacy of Advocacy: A Reflection on the History of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Maine.”  JoAnn Fritsche, the first director of […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk on rapid Arctic change

Orono, Maine — The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will co-host a talk by Fran Ulmer on why rapid Arctic change matters and how the science community can help from 3–4 p.m. on Monday, March 8.    Fran Ulmer is an Arctic Initiative senior fellow at Harvard University’s […]

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