Campus Announcements

Kennedy Announces UMaine Academic Reorganization; Eight-Point Plan for Budget Sustainability Includes Establishment of Division of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy unveiled “UMaine 150,” an eight-point plan that he says “will both improve UMaine and make it more financially sustainable.” Kennedy made the announcement during a Tuesday morning presentation at UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts. Some 250 members of the […]

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UMaine President Kennedy to Address Academic Reorganization Tuesday May 4

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy has scheduled a Tuesday May 4 presentation to announce his decisions relative to academic program reorganization.  His talk is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. It will also be streamed online at http://www.umaine.edu. Kennedy created […]

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UMaine Fraternity Found Responsible for Hazing in April 17 Initiation Activity

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Following a week-long review, the University of Maine’s Division of Student Affairs has found the university’s Sigma Chi fraternity chapter to be in violation of UMaine’s hazing policies. These findings relate to a Saturday April 17 incident during which a UMaine student participating in a fraternity initiation […]

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University of Maine Featured in the Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council in Just-Published “Guide to 286 Green Colleges”

Joe Carr, University of Maine (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu Leah Pennino, The Princeton Review (508) 663-5133, lpennino@review.com Free Guidebook Profiles the Nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges and Universities ORONO — The University of Maine is one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com).  The nationally known education services company selected […]

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UMaine’s 2010 Geddes Simpson Lecture April 28

Judy Round, 581-5104 round@maine.edu Photo available upon request ORONO – The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Committee has selected Michelle Murphy, associate professor of history and the Institute of Women Studies and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, to give the 2010 Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecture. The lecture is scheduled for Maine Day, Wednesday, […]

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UMaine Academic Prioritization Working Group Issues Final Report; Recommends Revenue Enhancement and Program Modification to Close Budget Gap

Contact: Joe Carr at 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) has issued its final report to the university’s provost and president.  The report, available online at http://www.umaine.edu/achievingsustainability, lists a series of revenue enhancements and program modifications the university could employ between now and mid-2014 to help close a […]

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Ives to be Posthumous Recipient of 2010 Hartgen Award April 16

Contact: Daniel Williams, 581-5100 ORONO — The University of Maine Patrons of the Arts will present this year’s Vincent A. Hartgen Award posthumously to Edward “Sandy” Ives, a UMaine English and anthropology professor from 1955-1999 and founder of the Maine Folklife Center. The ceremony will be Friday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at Wells Conference […]

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UMaine President Emeritus Hutchinson Dies at 79

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Frederick E. Hutchinson, a native of the rural Maine town of Atkinson who graduated from the University of Maine in 1953 and later became his alma mater’s president, died today in Bangor at the age of 79. The first member of his family to attend college, Hutchinson […]

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