Campus Announcements

Brian Lenfest 1956-2011

Brian Lenfest, a 25-year UMaine staff member who most recently worked as a textbook buyer, died on June 13 at the age of 54.  An Old Town High School and Eastern Maine Technical College graduate, Brian lived in Glenburn.  He is survived by his wife, Laura, his daughter, Caleigh, and several other family members.  Gifts […]

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Sidewalk construction project begins Tuesday

Crews are scheduled to begin construction on a sidewalk project on Tuesday June 14.  The work will occur on Sebago Road (the road that runs between Hitchner Hall and Norman Smith Hall).  It will require intermittent one-way traffic on Sebago Road.  The project should take approximately two weeks to complete.

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Bell elected to association leadership post

Kathleen Bell of the UMaine School of Economics faculty has been elected president-elect of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA). NAREA is an organization made up of resource and agricultural economists, and it publishes the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.  While many of its members live in the Northeast U.S. and Canadian Maritimes, […]

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Farmers’ market mainstay Roberts dies at 58

Paula Roberts of Swanville, a UMaine alum who was a fixture at the Orono Farmers’ Market that is staged on campus, has died at the age of 58.  The proprietor of Meadowsweet Farm in Swanville, Robert also served on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association board of directors.  A memorial service is scheduled for […]

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Musavi named associate dean

The University of Maine College of Engineering has announced that Mohamad Musavi has been selected as associate dean for academics and research.  He will replace Chet Rock, who retired May 13, 2011.  Prior to this appointment, Musavi served as chair of the college’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

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Maine Beaches Conference July 15

Sandy beaches cover only about two percent of Maine’s vast coastline, but generate significant economic impact through tourism, recreation, and coastal living. On Friday, July 15, these diverse interests will gather at Southern Maine Community College for the Maine Beaches Conference.

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News Report on Sustainability Efforts

WLBZ television broadcast a Monday report about recognition UMaine recently received for its sustainability efforts. The story, which includes comments from Elaine Clark and Laura Lommler, describes infrastructure and transportation initiatives that are aimed at environmental stewardship. Princeton Review recently named UMaine to its green colleges list.

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Newspaper Reports On President’s Discretionary Fund

The Bangor Daily News has a Tuesday story about two UMaine funds, the President’s Gift Account and the UMaine Priorities Account, to which the UMaine president has access in order to fund unforeseen situations that arise or activities such as private fundraising initiatives. President Robert Kennedy recently announced he would use the gift account to […]

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Public Bicycle Education Sessions at UMaine April 22

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine in conjunction with the UMaine Sustainability Office is holding several free and public bicycle education training sessions (PDF) Friday, April 22 – Earth Day – in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. Sessions include “Bicycle Education and Pedestrian Safety Education Basic Training” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., “Get […]

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Coverage Of Princeton Review Environmental Ranking

The Bangor Daily News covered the announcement that UMaine has been named for the second year in a one of the nation’s most environmentally responsibile colleges and universities by the Princeton Review. The story included comments from UMaine President Robert Kennedy, who was one of the original signers in 2007 of the American College and […]

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