Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension hosts tick, mosquito talk Nov. 6 in Falmouth

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free presentation on ticks and mosquitoes 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. Emer Smith, field epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss tick and mosquito biology, tick identification, common vector-borne diseases and frequency of occurrence, […]

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Hutchinson Center offers public speaking development program

A professional development program, “Public Speaking for Business and More,” will be offered 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Tom Dowd, a prize-winning speaker, award-winning and best-selling author, and trainer and coach, will facilitate. Program participants will be taught how to relieve the stress associated with […]

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Students to lead literacy activities at Old Town Elementary

Preservice teacher candidates from the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development will put some of what they are learning in their literacy methods courses into practice 5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at literacy night at Old Town Elementary School. Nearly 30 UMaine students will facilitate 14 reading and language arts lessons, including […]

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Slow-smoked barbecue focus of UMaine Extension workshop Nov. 15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on slow-smoked meats 6:30–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at UMaine’s Pilot Plant and Commercial Kitchen in Hitchner Hall on the Orono campus. An opening reception begins at 6 p.m. “Barbecue 101” participants can learn about the science of slow-smoked meats, how to set up a barbecue […]

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King Chair community workshop to focus on ‘Othello,’ ‘othering’

Shakespeare’s “Othello” and the concept of “othering” is the focus of a free, public workshop Nov. 6 at the University of Maine.  “Others, Othering, and ‘Othello,’” sponsored by the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature, will be held 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre. In this performance-based workshop, participants will explore the characters […]

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UMaine launches First Gen Celebration Week

The University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning has partnered with the Division of Student Life to launch the UMaine First initiative and inaugural First Gen Celebration Week.  The event, supported by the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, will take place Nov. 4–9.  First Gen Celebration Week is an opportunity to bring […]

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Move beyond ‘fake news,’ dig into media literacy, cognitive bias

Judith Rosenbaum, Alan Berry and Jennifer Bonnet will present “Beyond ‘fake news’: Digging into media literacy and cognitive bias” 4:45–6 p.m. Nov. 4 in Fogler Library Classroom 1.  The free public workshop will include a lecture and hands-on activities. Participants will learn how to critically evaluate news production and consumption and explore how one’s preferences […]

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Gresham to be honored at New York nonprofit’s Heroes Reception

Mary Gresham, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, is being recognized Nov. 7 for her service and leadership by a Buffalo, New York-based agency that helps families, schools and communities raise successful children. Gresham is this year’s recipient of the Robert L. Wilson Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership, which will […]

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CUGR, Maine Space Grant Consortium announce undergraduate awards

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Fellowship Award recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, […]

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