Campus Announcements

UPDATED: School of Performing Arts to livestream spring concerts

The University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts Division of Music will livestream three free concerts at 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on April 7, 12 and 14 as part of their annual spring tour.  These virtual events will replace the annual live tour to local schools. The University Symphonic Band on April 7, the University Singers perform on April […]

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Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

The University of Maine System Rural Health and Well-being Grand Challenge Initiative’s Injury Prevention Collaborative recently held a seed grant competition for UMS researchers. The program is coordinated by Marcella Sorg and Jamie Wren at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, with assistance from UMaine’s Office of Research Development.  The UMS Injury […]

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Glaciology, geomorphology giant Roger Hooke passes away at 82

Roger Hooke, beloved University of Maine mentor and researcher and giant in the fields of glaciology and geomorphology, died March 10 at the age of 82.  Hooke joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute in 2000 as a research professor and adviser. One of Hooke’s interests during his time at […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks about teaching politics without getting political

The last few years have been especially busy for Mark Brewer. The University of Maine political science professor is a respected go-to source for reporters seeking context about political events and the political climate.  That’s in addition to his research about partisanship, public opinion, public policy, and interactions between religion and politics, and his popular […]

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Mitchell Center to host first annual food waste forum April 9

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit 10 a.m.–noon April 9 via Zoom.  In Maine, annual food waste is estimated at 300 million pounds, or 219 pounds per person, which translates to $600 million in financial losses, even […]

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Maryann Hartman Awards will celebrate inspiring Maine women March 25

The University of Maine Alumni Association and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program will honor three distinguished Maine women with Maryann Hartman Awards at a 5 p.m. ceremony on March 25. The virtual event will celebrate 2020 recipients Sharon Barker, retired director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center, Penobscot Nation Ambassador […]

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UMaine Extension vegetable and fruit school begins March 31

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Vegetable and Fruit School online from noon–2 p.m March 31 and April 1.   Topics include new and emerging pest problems, bird management in corn, effective cultivation practices, irrigation strategies for diversified farms and fertigation for high tunnels. Presenters include experts from UMaine Extension, University of Maine, […]

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‘The Maine Question’ gets a taste of the future of Maine’s food system

Food influences almost every facet of life. It nourishes people, helps define cultures and fuels the agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, hospitality and tourism industries, among others. How best to obtain, consume, preserve, distribute and regulate food drives various aspects of health care, science and politics. As food science innovation coordinator for the University of Maine’s School […]

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