Campus Announcements

Workshop to focus on growing seaweed

In Maine and elsewhere, aquaculturists, harvesters, researchers and those in the business of making products from marine macroalgae are increasingly interested in seaweed. This is due to some innovative research being conducted in the region, and because Maine now has the first and only commercial kelp aquaculture operation in the United States, Portland-based Ocean Approved […]

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UMaine Police Department Donates Vests

The University of Maine Police Department recently donated surplus ballistic vests to the police service in Botswana, a landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa. The vests, which had accumulated in storage, were shipped to members of the Botswana Police Service as part of the UMPD’s effort to recycle old and out-of-date equipment. UMaine police searched for […]

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Charlie Slavin Remembrance Planned

Students, faculty, staff and members of the broader community are invited to attend “Celebrating Charlie,” an event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, to celebrate and remember Honors College Dean Charlie Slavin. The event will be held at the Collins Center for the Arts. Contact Honors College coordinator of advancement Emily […]

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Podiatrist Who Collaborated With UMaine Wins National Award

Local podiatrist Todd O’Brien has won the top prize at the 2012 American Podiatric Medical Association’s annual scientific meeting for his oral abstract on an electronic tuning fork he invented and developed with assistance from the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, the UMaine Foster Center for Student Innovation and the Maine Technology Institute. Tuning […]

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Wood Science Faculty, Students to be Honored

University of Maine professor of forest resources Doug Gardner will officially become a fellow of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) and other UMaine faculty members and students will be honored for their work this week at the SWST meeting in Beijing, China. SWST recognizes fellows for their significant contributions to the wood […]

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UMaine Aquaculture Research, Facilities on Display in Open House Event

The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) facilities and latest research findings will be the focus of a two-day open house event Aug. 23-24 at UMaine’s research centers in Walpole, Franklin and Orono. Tours and activities will be held at all three sites at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23, and in Orono on Aug. […]

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New UMaine Batting Pavilion Dedication Planned

The new Paul J. Mitchell Batting Pavilion, located next to Mahaney Diamond, will be officially dedicated in a ceremony from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21. There will be a variety of speakers and guests at the event and Paul J. Mitchell will open the batting cages with the first official swings. The […]

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UMaine Students Heading for Engineering Ambassadors Workshop

Two University of Maine undergraduate engineering students are heading this week to a national engineering ambassadorship-training workshop for students interested in creating engineering ambassador outreach programs at their institutions. The workshop will be held Aug. 16-19 at Penn State University. Sheila Pendse, program development associate in the UMaine College of Engineering, will accompany Devin Rose […]

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Tanglewood 4-H Celebrating 30th Anniversary

University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs at Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville turn 30 years old this summer and the camp staff is planning an evening of food and entertainment to celebrate. A traditional bean hole bean supper, roast pork and a variety of locally sourced vegetarian dishes and appetizers will be served at the […]

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UMaine Grad, Assistant Coach Competes at Olympics

Editor’s note: University of Maine assistant track and field coach and alum Viktoriya Rybalko placed 20th out of 32 competitors in the preliminary round of the long jump at the London Olympics. Rybalko, representing her native Ukraine, leaped 6.29 meters that put her 10th in her group and 20th overall for the preliminary round. The […]

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