Campus Announcements

University of Maine Foundation annual meeting

The University of Maine Foundation held its 77th annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the university in Orono. Ellen Stinson, who was re-elected as Foundation board chair, told the more than 250 guests that the Foundation experienced a 20 percent return on investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.  The […]

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Pendse research presentation Nov. 10

Prof. Hemant Pendse will give a presentation, “Forest Bioproducts — why now, why in Maine,” at the next Research Cafe, presented by the UMaine Vice President for Research office.  The session is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.  in Fogler Library’s University Club.  Pendse is director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Institute (FBRI) and […]

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Police to conduct traffic checks

The University of Maine police department will conduct traffic checks in the coming months, as part of an effort to ensure traffic and roadway safety.  Officers will conduct road checks in campus areas that get the most traffic. Traditionally, road checks are conducted to discourage the operation of motor vehicles by drivers under the use […]

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Peace Corps 50th anniversary to highlight Oct. 28 events

The University of Maine will celebrate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary and its own strong tradition of service with a Friday Oct. 28 reception for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), scheduled for 2-4 p.m. in the Career Center library on Memorial Union’s third floor.  All RPCVs in Maine are welcome and invited to bring a […]

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Innovation grant announcement news coverage

President Ferguson was one of several speakers, including all four members of Maine’s Congressional delegation, to speak at Friday’s Brunswick announcement of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s $3 million grant to start a Blackstone Accelerates Growth program in Maine.  The grant will fund several collaborative efforts, including the expansion of opportunities for students at UMaine and […]

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Food Drive Oct. 14

UMaine’s Classified Employees Advisory Council and Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, in partnership with radio station WBFB (97.1 FM), are planning a “stuff the bus” food drive for Friday Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. near the Black Bear statue outside Memorial Gym.  Members of the UMaine community are invited to donate non-perishable food items […]

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David Lint 1952-2011

Former UMaine police officer David Lint has died at the age of 59.  An Orono resident who was also a well-known Celtic storyteller, Lint served on the UMaine police force for 26 years.  He is survived by four children and his wife of 38 years, Claire Lint, UMaine’s assistant manager of dining services.  One of […]

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Faculty research committee seeking funding proposals

UMaine’s Faculty Research Funds Committee will review submissions for the Regular Faculty Research Funds Awards and the Scholarly Materials and Equipment Awards beginning November 18, 2011. Those who are interested can find information on the guidelines for submission, forms and due dates online. The program is open to tenured, tenure-eligible and soft-money faculty.

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Illustrated lecture on the history of chemistry and alchemy

Arthur Greenberg, a chemistry professor at the University of New Hampshire, will present a Wednesday, Oct. 12 UMaine lecture on the history of chemistry and alchemy.  Greenberg’s lecture, which will feature the use of illustrations and anecdotes, is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in 316 Aubert Hall. The talk is UMaine’s third annual ChemFest lecture, part […]

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