Campus Announcements

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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Ocean Energy Institute Founder to Present at UMaine

Contact: Roberta Laverty, (207) 581-2121; Aimee Dolloff (207) 581-3777 ORONO, Maine – Matthew Simmons, founder of The Ocean Energy Institute in Rockland, Maine, will present “The Dawning of Ocean Energy: Our Last Frontier” at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine. Simmons, chair emeritus of the energy investment […]

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DEP Commissioner Littell at UMaine Monday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection commissioner David Littell will visit the University of Maine on Monday, April 5  as part of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Program. Littell has been commissioner since January 2006.  He oversees an extensive state agency with more […]

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UMaine School of Economics to Bring Money Management Seminars to Local Schools

Contact: Sarah Morehead at sarah.morehead@maine.edu ORONO — The University of Maine School of Economics’ Household Financial Education Program (HFEP) is preparing to take its money management workshop to local schools, beginning later this spring. The school started HFEP in 2008 as a way to extend economics expertise to those managing household budgets during difficult financial […]

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Bettina Boxall to Visit UMaine

Contact: Stephani Nola, 581-3285 ORONO — Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter and University of Maine alumnae Bettina Boxall will be on campus April 12-18 to visit with students and present this year’s Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture Wednesday, April 14. Boxall, a 1974 UMaine graduate, shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting with Los […]

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UMaine Sets Monday Forum for Academic Program Reorganization Plan Discussion

Contact: Joe Carr at 581-3571 UMaine will host a Monday, March 29 public forum for discussion related to this week’s Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) interim report.  That report, which outlines a series of recommended academic program modifications, is online here. The forum is scheduled for 1-4 p.m.  It will not include a formal […]

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Interim Report Addresses UMaine Academic Reorganization; Next Stage in the Process Involves Community and Public Feedback

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — An interim report from the University of Maine’s Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) lists a series of potential changes that would reduce UMaine’s academic program budget by $12,255,000 over three years beginning in July 2011.  This is the primary component of an overall university budget reduction […]

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