COVID-19

On-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students Aug. 26

On-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students will be held from 1–4 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the Lown Room, Memorial Union. Students who received the Moderna, Pfizer or J&J vaccines are encouraged to participate. You need to be 5 months out from your last Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations, and 2 months from your last J&J […]

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Fall 2022 COVID-19 testing guidance for UMaine and UMaine Machias communities

This fall, there is no asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias or other University of Maine System universities. There is also no asymptomatic testing requirement for individuals with a vaccination-exemption. (Note: These requirements may be revised as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves or as public health best practices change […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how nursing students help combat COVID-19

Training to become a nurse has always been rigorous. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the stress and workload for nursing students and the medical professionals under whom they train, but it also provided a new opportunity for experiential learning.  The School of Nursing at the University of Maine decided early in the pandemic to lend a […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how physics can help combat COVID-19

Numerous medical professionals, biologists and other experts have been combating COVID-19 and the havoc it has wrought since the pandemic began. Physicists have also joined the fray, including one from the University of Maine. By inventing a new microscope, Sam Hess, a professor of physics at UMaine, can obtain new insight into the structure of […]

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3D rendering of a a coronavirus cell

Yaseen Balkhi gives in-depth look at immune responses to SARS-COV-2

Specific receptors in the immune cells detect and generate responses to defend against the virus that causes COVID-19 — SARS-COV-2 — when it infects the body, according to University of Maine immunology expert Mumtaz Yaseen Balkhi. Using several recent studies involving human samples, cell line and nonhuman primate models, Yaseen Balkhi, an assistant research professor […]

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Collins Center for the Arts

UMaine Collins Center for the Arts receives Innovation of the Year Award

The University of Maine has received the Innovation of the Year Award from ticketing firm Paciolan for utilizing its system to streamline the process for COVID-19 testing on campus. At UMaine, the program is typically used for issuing tickets for patrons of the Collins Center for the Arts and Black Bear Athletics. It was reengineered […]

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Now accepting nominations for 2021 Maine Campus Compact awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Maine Campus Compact Awards Ceremony.  This year the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, the Heart and Soul Student Award and a special Community Health Hero Student Award, created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, will be presented. MCC will also recognize one outstanding community partner […]

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Students learning in a math class, wearing face masks

Graduate teaching assistants for math preserve teamwork, engagement despite pandemic 

Collaboration fosters learning in mathematics courses at the University of Maine. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that brought isolation to many, graduate teaching assistants took measures to enable students to participate in collaborative group work in their classes.  Whether remote or in-person, 17 graduate teaching assistants ensured students enrolled in courses for precalculus, […]

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