Campus Announcements

Richard Higgins ’79 wins prestigious award

Richard Higgins, a 1979 UMaine graduate and retired Boeing executive, has won Tau Beta Pi’s 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  That engineering honor society will formally recognize Higgins with the award at its October convention in Indianapolis.  According to the Tau Beta Pi news release, the award honors Higgins’ “lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education.”   […]

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Energy, environmental law expert Thaler appointed to UMaine post

Prominent Portland attorney Jeffrey A. Thaler has been appointed University of Maine Visiting Professor of Energy Law, Policy and Ethics for a two-year period beginning Aug. 29, 2011 “Jeff Thaler is an acknowledged expert in this field, and he will be instrumental to our efforts as we further develop renewable energy academic programming, research and […]

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Student-athlete Kyeremeh killed in accident

Charles Kyeremeh, a 20-year-old University of Maine sophomore and member of the Black Bear football team, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident near Donaldson, Penn. “Charles was an outstanding young man who had a bright future, both on and off the football field,” says Coach Jack Cosgrove. “He was an important part of […]

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Workshop on addressing developmental challenges in children

A University of Maine workshop, scheduled for July 21-23, will focus on the DIR®/Floortime™ model, which offers a comprehensive framework that allows therapists, parents, and educators to construct an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of each child with developmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

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The delicate balance of Maine beaches

Coastal property owners, beach advocates to gather July 15 Many changes along the southern Maine shoreline over the last century have shaped and altered the coastal landscape. Along with these changes comes a need to balance shoreline protection with the many varied uses and values of Maine beaches. On Friday, July 15, Gregory Berman, a […]

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James Leck dies at age 48

James Leck, UMaine International Student and Scholar Adviser from 1998-2003, died on July 4 while vacationing in Maine.  He was 48 years old.  Leck left UMaine for Boston University, where he was employed as Associate Director of the International Students and Scholars office at the time of his death.  A memorial service is scheduled for […]

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News report on presidential transition

Saturday’s Bangor Daily News features a story about the transition in UMaine’s presidency.  Developed in the context of President Ferguson’s first day on the job, the story includes a review of President Emeritus Kennedy’s tenure as both president and provost.

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