Campus Announcements

Professor emeritus of art Michael Lewis passes away

The University of Maine community and the art world are mourning the loss of longtime UMaine professor emeritus of art Michael H. Lewis, who passed away June 27 after a long illness. He was 79. Lewis was 25 when he joined UMaine’s then three-member Art Department in 1966, led by founder Vincent Hartgen. Lewis, a […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2021 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 3,670 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2021 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,392 are from Maine, 1,195 are from 39 other states and 83 are from 35 countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester […]

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Plaque honoring WWII vets to be unveiled July 1 at UMaine

A new plaque honoring World War II veterans will be unveiled at the University of Maine at 3 p.m. July 1 in an outdoor ceremony at the site of UMaine’s WWII Memorial Garden. The plaque will enhance the existing Memorial Garden, which recognizes the “Greatest Generation,” and all those who fought in WWII, including more […]

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Professor Murray Bain passes away

Retired University of Maine professor of microbiology William Murray Bain passed away June 25 at the age of 92. Bain, who taught microbiology at UMaine for 32 years, was a long-time Orono resident and supporter of UMaine men’s hockey. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. June 30 at Our Lady of Wisdom […]

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Dumas featured in ‘Farm and Sea to School’ video series

Chef Rob Dumas, food science innovation coordinator for the University of Maine, is featured in a new video series, “Farm and Sea to School,” produced by the Maine Department of Education.  The series is part of a campaign to encourage Maine schools to use fresh, local products in school meal programs. Dumas was one of several experts […]

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Two UMaine master’s students win TAPPI NANO awards

Alexander Collins and Rakibul Hossain, bioproducts engineering master’s students at the University of Maine, won 2021 TAPPI NANO Student Poster Competition awards at the TAPPI annual conference. Both students are advised by Mehdi Tajvidi, associate professor of renewable nanomaterials with the School of Forest Resources.  The annual TAPPI conference is considered the world’s largest cellulose […]

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Growing houseplants in Maine with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has expanded and updated a series of bulletins about growing houseplants in Maine. “Tips for Growing Houseplants in Maine: Caring for Houseplants in Maine” provides guidelines for growing healthy indoor plants even during winter, creating new plants with cuttings, and using artificial light. Diagnosing common problems and controlling insects and […]

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Racial Equity, Implicit Bias and Diversity training offered at Hutchinson Center

Registration is now open for a one-day professional development program, “Racial Equity, Implicit Bias and Diversity Training,” from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. July 23. The program, facilitated by the Racial Equity & Justice Firm, is offered in partnership with the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.  The program will further participants’ understanding of racial equity, diversity and […]

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Sullivan named NSFA associate dean

Susan Sullivan has been named associate dean for academics of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine, succeeding George Criner on Aug. 1. Criner, who served as associate dean for six years, will return to his faculty position following a leave of absence. “Dr. Sullivan has an established record […]

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