Campus Announcements

Students review fish stock assessments for European Union countries

In May, a group largely comprised of University of Maine students was chosen to conduct a peer review of fishery stock assessments for seven countries in the European Union. Of the group, 17 students currently work in professor Yong Chen’s fishery population dynamics lab in the School of Marine Sciences. “Only two labs in the […]

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Beal, Skonberg to be among presenters at Green Crab Working Summit

Solutions to the green crab problem will be the focus of the two-day Green Crab Working Summit June ​6–7 in Portland. Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, will provide an overview of green crab population dynamics. Denise Skonberg, an associate professor of food science and human nutrition […]

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UMM student-produced film recognized at Docs Without Borders Film Festival

The University of Maine at Machias student-produced film “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction” has won a 2018 Award of Excellence in the Docs Without Borders Film Festival. The film was created in the first-ever Downeast Documentary course in 2017, led by professor Alan Kryszak. The film has been viewed more than 38,000 times on YouTube.

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Wahab named vice president for enrollment management

Following a national search, R. Lizzie Wahab has been named vice president for enrollment management at the University of Maine, with oversight of the enrollment operations of the UMaine and University of Maine at Machias campuses. Wahab will join the university Aug. 1. “Lizzie Wahab has a tremendous record of achievement in leading institutions toward […]

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Annual leadership program for undergraduate women to be held May 31–June 5

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine will host an annual six-day nonpartisan undergraduate student leadership program for women that aims to educate, engage and empower young leaders. Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership will run Thursday through Tuesday, May 31–June 5 at the Orono campus with trips to Augusta […]

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UMaine Extension welcomes new ornamental horticulture specialist

Matthew Wallhead is the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension ornamental horticulture specialist and assistant professor of horticulture. Wallhead joins UMaine from the USDA Agricultural Research Service Application Technology Research Unit in Wooster, Ohio. His postdoctoral work there focused on improving spray efficiency for ornamental nurseries. In Maine, Wallhead will be responding to the needs […]

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UMaine earns Gold Level Status in Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative

The University of Maine has been recognized with Gold Level Status for the Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) initiative. This is the highest level of recognition that can be earned for the initiative, requiring the university to facilitate collaboration between multiple groups to implement the EIM-OC goals. Cutler Health Center and Campus Recreation in […]

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Maine 4-Hers team up with Microsoft to become ‘Tech Changemakers’

Five teen leaders from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County 4-H are committed to bringing positive change to the local community by leveraging the power of technology to tackle the issue of food insecurity. With support from the National 4-H Council and Microsoft Philanthropies, the 4-H Tech Changemakers are interviewing Washington County community […]

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Clean Sweep Sale to be held May 25–26 at Alfond Arena

The University of Maine will hold the annual Clean Sweep Sale 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, May 25 and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in Alfond Arena. Furniture, rugs, electronics, appliances, housewares, books, bedding, shoes and clothing will be among the items for sale. Items were donated by the university or students who moved out […]

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