Campus Announcements

UMaine Sets Tobacco-Free Campus Date at Jan. 1, 2011

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine will join the growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Over the next ten months, UMaine will implement an information campaign and begin working with students and employees who wish to break their […]

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UMaine Honor Societies Seek Nominees

Contact Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Two prestigious University of Maine honor societies are accepting nominations for new student members. The Senior Skull Society and All Maine Women are open to UMaine juniors. The Senior Skull Society is made up of students who have shown leadership, academic achievement, community service, responsibility, character and […]

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College Students from Japan to Study U.S. Language and Culture at UMaine

Contact: Erin-Kate Sousa at (207) 581-3842 erin-kate.sousa@umit.maine.edu ORONO — For the tenth consecutive year, a contingent from Japan’s Hirosaki University will visit the University of Maine for an intensive three-week course on English language and U.S. culture.  The 12  students begin the course on Monday Feb. 22.  It continues through Friday March 12. UMaine’s Intensive […]

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Western Civilization and American Liberty Program Lectures Set

Contact: Joe Carr at 581-3571, joecarr@maine.edu ORONO — The University of Maine will host three February lectures, presented by its Program in Western Civilization and American Liberty Program. Ray Raymond, a U.S. Military Academy lecturer who’s also a Fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City and a Fellow of […]

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Sea Grant Research Awards Announced

Contact: Catherine Schmitt at (207) 581-1434 catherine.schmitt@umit.maine.edu ORONO — Maine Sea Grant has identified recipients of 2010-2012 research funding awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant Office. Over $500,000 will support five research projects in the natural and social sciences. Maine Sea Grant is a state-federal partnership based at the […]

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Northern Forest Research Pre-Proposals Due Feb. 26

Contact: Summer Allen at (207) 581-3794 or summer.allen@maine.edu ORONO — Northern Forest stakeholders are eligible to apply for research funding under a program that encourages collaborative study of forestry issues in northern New England and New York. The University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests is a member of the Northeastern States Research […]

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Friday: Ocean Renewable Power to Unveil First All-Composite Hydrokenetic Turbines Built in the U.S.; Turbines Bound for Project Site in Eastport

Contact: Susy Kist, Ocean Renewable Power Company (207) 772-7707 (office) (207) 272-8615 skist@oceanrenewablepower.com BATH, Me. — Ocean Renewable Power Company CEO Christopher Sauer will unveil the tidal energy company’s proprietary, commercial-scale, hydrokinetic turbines in Bath on Friday. Sauer will present and describe the turbines at the U.S. Windblade facilities at 11 a.m.  Representatives of business […]

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Friday 2010 Maine Stem Summit: Educating and Building the Community

Contacts:  Jan Mokros, Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance, 287-6491 Vicki Nemeth, Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine, 581-3399 Anita Bernhardt, Maine Dept. of Education, 624-6835 AUGUSTA — More than 325 participants from all across Maine will take part in the Maine STEM Collaborative’s 2010 Summit on Friday January 29 at the Augusta Civic Center.  […]

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UMaine Emergency Communications System Annual Test Friday, Jan. 29

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 AUDIBLE SIRENS TO SOUND FOR SEVERAL MINUTES SHORTLY AFTER NOON ORONO — The University of Maine will conduct its annual emergency communications system test on Friday Jan. 29 beginning at 12 noon.  Two outdoor sirens, which represent an integral part of the system, will sound for several minutes shortly […]

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Maine Artist Redfield Installing Work at Hutchinson Center Tuesday

Jan. 4, 2010 Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 BELFAST — Lincolnville based artisan Janet Redfield (http://janetredfield.com/) will be at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast Tuesday Jan. 5, installing stained glass art works in the building’s atrium. Redfield has created the large-scale pieces as part of Maine’s Percent for Art program.  That […]

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