Campus Announcements

Professor Emeritus David Smith 1929-2009

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Professor Emeritus David C. Smith, a Maine native and University of Maine graduate who served on the UMaine history faculty for nearly 25 years before his 1994 retirement, has died at the age of 80.  Smith, who was born in Lewiston to a mother whose Maine roots […]

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Speaker Pingree at UMaine Tuesday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Speaker of the House Hannah Pingree will visit the University of Maine on Tuesday Nov. 10,  as part of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Program. Pingree, the 99th Speaker of the Maine House, has served in the Maine Legislature since 2002.  She […]

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Slanket Inventor, UMaine Alum at Innovation Center Nov. 10

Contact: Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 or Jesse Moriarity, Innovation Center coordinator, (207)581-1427. Who: Gary Clegg, University of Maine alumni and inventor of the Slanket – the original blanket with sleeves. What: He’s coming to UMaine for an Innovation Center Snack & Yack.  Clegg invented the Slanket while a student at UMaine living in Kennebec Hall. […]

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UMaine Athletic Director Blake James Signs Contract Extension

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571; Laura Reed at (207) 581-3646 ORONO — University of Maine athletic director Blake James has signed a two-year contract extension, which takes effect when his current contract ends on June 30 of next year. James was named UMaine’s AD in May 2006, following a national search. He has been at […]

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Organic Lawn Care Advocate to Present Documentary

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Paul Tukey, a 1984 journalism graduate of UMaine, creator of the magazine “People, Places and Plants” and former Home and Garden TV host, will be back on campus Thursday, Nov. 12, to introduce his new documentary film “A Chemical Reaction” at 7 p.m. in 100 Donald P. […]

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Celebration of Darwin Continues with Film and Discussion Nov. 11

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — David Lebrun’s 2004 animated documentary “Proteus” will provide the framework for a Wednesday Nov. 11 event that is part of the University of Maine’s semester-long Celebration of Darwin. “Darwin After Dark: A Night of Film and Discussion” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Arthur St. John Hill […]

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Sandy Ives Memorial Service Saturday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — A memorial celebration in remembrance of Edward “Sandy” Ives, the longtime University of Maine professor who died in August at the age of 83, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7.  It will begin at 2 p.m. at UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. Ives, a UMaine faculty member for […]

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Forest Future Described in New UMaine Report

Contact: Bruce Wiersma, Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at (207) 581-3798 ORONO AND AUGUSTA– Maine people, New England’s governors, and officials in the Obama Administration have all expressed interest in landscape scale conservation, creating an unprecedented opportunity to conserve Maine forests and maintain the values they provide for Maine’s residents and visitors. This is […]

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Darwin Lecture Series to Feature Kim, Rosenwasser

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series continues on Monday Nov. 2 and Wednesday Nov. 4. Prof. Marie Hayes will give a Monday talk, “Struggle for Existence, Brain Stem Scturcture, Human/Fetal Interaction” and Prof. Alan Rosenwasser will speak on Wednesday about “The Evolution […]

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UMaine Standardbred Drill Team to Host Fundraising Trail Ride

Contact Rebecca Powers (rebecca.powers@umit.maine.edu or 522-0677) ORONO — On Sunday, Nov. 8, the members of the University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team will host a 5.5-mile Trail Ride at UMaine’s J. F. Witter Research and Teaching Farm on College Avenue in Old Town.  The team will use the proceeds to help the Spirit of Hope […]

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