Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the news

Higher Ed Dive features Howorth on UMaine’s Step Up to College program

In an article about how colleges can better serve students with autism, Higher Ed Dive featured a Q&A with Sarah Howorth, professor of special education at the University of Maine who piloted the Step Up to College program for students with autism in 2019. Howorth shared some of the unique challenges students with autism face, […]

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Media report on UMaine, Bangor School Department diversity partnership

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5 in Bangor) reported that the Bangor School Department launched a new partnership with the University of Maine that aims to make Bangor schools more inclusive and welcoming for students and educators from all backgrounds. Through the partnership, members of the UMaine College of Education […]

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Kimball joins College of Education and Human Development as associate dean

Ezekiel “Zeke” Kimball has been named associate dean for undergraduate and teacher education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. He will work to grow the college’s existing undergraduate programs and lead development of new programs and initiatives; oversee undergraduate student services in the college; facilitate ongoing teacher education assessment and […]

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Insights publishes piece about Maine Business School DEI efforts by Brooks, Graham

Insights, the online publication of the business school accreditor AACSB, published the story “Tackling Diversity Along Many Dimensions” by Melanie Brooks, marketing and communications manager for the Maine Business School, and C. Matt Graham, associate professor of business information systems. The piece describes efforts made by the Maine Business School in recent years to improve […]

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BDN reports on UMaine pilot study to support students with autism

The Bangor Daily News reported on a University of Maine pilot study that investigated the use of a social skills curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) making the transition from high school to college. Although results were limited, the project included a partnership with the Maine Department of Labor’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation […]

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Cobo-Lewis interviewed by Maine Beacon about raising direct care worker wages

Alan Cobo-Lewis, associate professor of psychology and director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, spoke to the Maine Beacon about the importance of raising direct care worker wages in order to eliminate large waitlists for various home or community-based care services. Cobo-Lewis said that even the long-sought raise to $15.94 an hour […]

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Maine DOE boosts UMaine Educators Institute

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) shared a University of Maine news release about the first annual UMaine Educators Institute, June 22–23. The announcement will be featured in the department’s weekly email newsletter, Maine DOE Update, which reaches educators across the state. The UMaine Educators Institute will include renowned experts in education and mental health […]

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