Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension awarded funds to provide crop insurance education

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is a recipient of one of 24 cooperative agreements recently awarded under USDA’s Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Program totaling approximately $5 million. The agency provides funding for organizations in the form of cooperative agreements to provide education and training nationwide. Under this agreement, UMaine […]

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UMaine awarded $388,000 for potato breeding program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded the University of Maine $388,000 to lead a potato breeding project for the eastern United States. The grant is one of several announced in support of research to increase the productivity, profitability and natural resources stewardship of canola, potato, and […]

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CUGR announces 2017–2018 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the undergraduate recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. CUGR’s advisory committee selected 14 proposals from 70 student submissions to be awarded $1,000 each during the semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three reviewers and scored on clarity, […]

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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 2017–2018 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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Maine Sea Grant director finalists to make public presentations

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend public presentations by the three finalists for the position of director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program at UMaine. Each candidate will present his or her “Vision for Maine Sea Grant,” followed by audience questions and discussion. Finalists and presentation dates: Gayle Zydlewski, […]

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UMaine Extension offers Microsoft Excel training for farmers

For farmers who want to learn more about using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in their businesses, University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Farm Excel Training 4:30–6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at the Penobscot County office in Bangor. The workshop, for farmers with some experience using the program, will introduce key components of […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips on Thanksgiving food safety, wreath making

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes seasonal information related to Thanksgiving food safety, home energy and balsam fir gathering and wreath making. Online publications include: Helpful Hints on Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving Basics for Handling Food Safely General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food Balsam Fir Tip Harvesting Making Balsam Fir Wreaths Maine Home Energy […]

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Flag raising to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The University of Maine’s Native American Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Life will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony Nov. 15. The ceremony will begin at noon on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. A reception and discussion hosted by Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and director […]

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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette to visit UMaine

Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Kenneth Fredette will visit the University of Maine on Nov. 16. Fredette will be honored with a reception from 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club in Fogler Library. All are welcome to attend the event, no RSVP is required. Fredette is serving his third term as the […]

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UMaine receives award for excellence in student voter engagement

The University of Maine received the bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement for the 2016 election. A bronze seal is given to institutions with a student voting rate between 50 and 59 percent. The ALL IN Challenge is a national awards program recognizing colleges and universities […]

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