Campus Announcements

Winter Harbor gallery showcasing Hartgen paintings; UMaine project to benefit

Generations of University of Maine art students benefited from the inspiration of legendary art professor Vincent Hartgen, a UMaine faculty member for virtually the entire second half of the 20th century.  Through a partnership involving UMaine and alums Kelly and Jane Littlefield of Winter Harbor, that legacy will extend to students of the future. The […]

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Riess named president of history organization

Warren Riess of the UMaine history and marine science faculty has been elected president of the North American Society for Oceanic History.  The organization’s new vice president, Joshua Smith from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy faculty, received a Ph.D. in history from UMaine in 2003.  In addition, the organization recognized UMaine graduate Michael Tuttle with […]

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Harold Kennedy 1937-2011

Retired UMaine police sergeant Harold Kennedy died on Thursday Aug. 4 at the age of 74.  An Old Town native, Kennedy was a popular “good, old-fashioned police officer,” as described by Officer Deborah Mitchell. 

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Maines makes safety planning presentations at conference

Wayne Maines, UMaine’s director of Safety, Environmental Management, Transportation and Security, made two presentation’s at July’s Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) conference in Minneapolis.  Maines conducted a four-hour professional workshop, “Developing, tracking and presenting your EHS Master Plan on a shoestring budget.”  He also make a technical program presentation, “How do you […]

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Professor, colleague publish guide to college football

A casual project first talked about 25 years ago by two University of Maine students became a reality this year with the recent publication of a book on the rules and nuances of college football. “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College Game” by Sandra Caron, a UMaine professor of family relations and […]

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Report on Bog Walk Vandalism

Vandalism to the Orono Bog Walk, which is located on land adjacent to UMaine, was reported in the Bangor Daily News, which posted surveillance video taken last week at the bog walk of four people climbing around a locked gate. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Richard Higgins ’79 wins prestigious award

Richard Higgins, a 1979 UMaine graduate and retired Boeing executive, has won Tau Beta Pi‘s 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  That engineering honor society will formally recognize Higgins with the award at its October convention in Indianapolis.  According to the Tau Beta Pi news release, the award honors Higgins’ “lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education.”   […]

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