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UMaine education professors take boundary-crossing approach to teacher leadership

As schools nationwide struggle with staffing shortages, two University of Maine faculty members are exploring ways to empower and elevate teachers as leaders in their schools and communities. For the past two years, Rebecca Buchanan and Tammy Mills from the School of Learning and Teaching in UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development have facilitated […]

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Simple tips to reduce food waste recommended by UMaine experts 

Discarded food is piling up in trash bins and landfills, causing harm to the environment, national global food security, and consumers’ wallets. In 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that each year, U.S. households trashed 26.5 million tons of food, or 338 pounds per household. That’s enough to feed 26.5 million people in a year […]

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Hotel Ursa opening in early spring at UMaine 

Hotel Ursa, a new independent hotel with 95 rooms and suites, is opening in the spring at the University of Maine. Hotel Ursa, inspired by the Ursa Major and Minor constellations and the North Star that connects them, was developed by renovating two of oldest buildings on campus, Coburn and Holmes halls, to offer modern […]

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Vincent Weaver ‘demakes’ video games to teach about computer systems

Vincent Weaver, a University of Maine associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has a quirky hobby: “de-making” video games, or reformatting classic games onto even simpler systems than the ones they were launched on as a programming challenge. Weaver has not only amassed an online fan base for his demakes — he has also […]

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New 4-H project collaboration uses ticks to teach kids about ecosystems and public health

University of Maine Cooperative Extension recently launched its new 4-H Tick Project, a community science program where youth collect, identify and learn about ticks while contributing to university research. The project provides children and teenagers an opportunity to explore ticks and tick-borne diseases and understand the connections between climate, ecosystem change and public health. Led […]

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New UMaine Field Hockey Complex scheduled to open in August

Construction for the new University of Maine field hockey complex, scheduled to open in August, is well underway, with several developments completed through the winter and spring seasons. The underground utilities, including new perimeter drainage, have been installed, and concrete walls have been erected at the team bench areas and along the grandstand. Construction on […]

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UMaine Franco American Programs receives $350K from National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $350,000 to the University of Maine Franco American Programs for a project to digitize historic materials and make them openly available online. UMaine will conduct the project on behalf of the Franco American Collections Consortium, a collaboration of university archives that maintain collections of books, documents, photos, […]

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