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Mourning cloth

Intermedia MFA assistant director’s art highlighting refugee crisis wins international award

Susan Smith, professor and assistant director of the University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program, was selected to win the Juror’s Award from the Surface Design Association’s International Exhibit 2019 for her work titled “The Passage.” The installation piece consists of artifacts from social practice-based work at the Texas-Mexico border. Through a mourning cloth and various […]

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Sweat bee on aster

New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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Ruffed Grouse

Study supports Maine’s current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting

Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study. Ruffed grouse live in Maine’s forests year-round and are popular quarry among hunters, including a substantial number of non-resident hunters who travel to Maine to pursue the birds each year. The […]

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The secret life of lobster (trade): Could we be in hot water?

In a paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, map the global trade routes for lobster and quantify the effect they have on obscuring the relation between those who catch the valuable crustacean […]

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Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries focus of King Chair Lecture at UMaine

Restorative justice for the survivors of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries will be the focus of a March 7 lecture by author James M. Smith at the University of Maine. His free public lecture, “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy and Restorative Justice,” at 7 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall is part of the Stephen E. King Chair […]

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Students volunteering throughout the country with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the upcoming winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying six groups […]

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Stevens Hall

Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forums begin Sept. 27

A series of Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forums are scheduled this fall seeking input from members of the University of Maine community about UMaine’s five-year strategic plan. The series begins Sept. 27 with a town hall-style event at 3:30 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. Leading the kickoff forum will be UMaine President Susan J. Hunter […]

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