Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news

Fogler Library, Office of International Programs hosting Immigration Challenge Nov. 13-17

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and Fogler Library are co-hosting the online Immigration Challenge, an opportunity to learn more about the process and the lives of immigrants, during International Education Week, Nov. 13-17.  During this week, participants will receive a daily email focused on a different aspect of immigration and immigrants’ experiences, […]

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Three students join UMaine through Qatar Scholarship for Afghans Project

Three displaced students from Afghanistan were welcomed by the University of Maine this semester through the Qatar Scholarship for Afghans Project. The partnership between UMaine’s Office of International Programs and the project allows these students to continue their education with full scholarships after being evacuated from their home country. The university also collaborated with the […]

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Culturefest returns Nov. 4

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host its annual celebration of cultures from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center.   The 36th Culturefest will feature international foods, cultural exhibits, children’s activities and a style show. The family-friendly event, which is free […]

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Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series returns Nov. 2

The University of Maine Alumni Association and Greater Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP will host the third annual Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Buchanan Alumni House.  Keynote speaker Rachel Talbot Ross, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, will deliver a talk titled “Maine’s Path […]

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UMaine’s Wilde-Stein Club celebrates 50 years at Orono

The University of Maine will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ+ student club, Wilde-Stein, with online and on campus events in October.  Wilde-Stein was an early LGBTQ+ student club founded in September 1973. It was one of many student groups that appeared on college campuses across the United States during the gay liberation movement. […]

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Katarina Minas: Teaching with aquaponics

For Katarina Minas, aquaponics is more than an innovative system to produce food — it is a tool for teaching. Minas has spent her time at the University of Maine figuring out how to integrate her love of marine sciences and teaching through aquaponics, culminating in a project this summer to create a virtual tour […]

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Intensive English Institute students participate in Earn-a-Bike Program

Students from the University of Maine Intensive English Institute (IEI) participated in the recently developed Earn-A-Bike program offered by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine as a way to enhance their English language skills in the community.  Under facilitator Erik daSilva’s guidance, IEI students, who traveled to Maine from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican […]

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UMaine Extension earns $6.5M for new 4-H workforce development program

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H was recently awarded $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to nurture future leaders of northern New England’s food system.  The new program, called “Oh Yea! 4-H Grows True Leaders,” will provide experiential learning, practical knowledge and life skill development to hundreds […]

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Media note UMaine role in hosting experts on inclusive education

The Bangor Daily News and Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CEC DADD) is hosting its summer board meeting at the University of Maine on July 20. The next day, July 21, the division, in collaboration with the UMaine College of Education and Human Development […]

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