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A photo of Nun Kun Massif, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.

UMaine Climate Change Institute celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. In 1973, professor emeritus Harold Borns, whose research focused on glaciers and glaciation in Maine, founded the Institute for Quaternary Studies with the goal […]

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A photo from Maine Indian Basketmakers

Wabanaki Winter Market returns with one-of-a-kind artwork 

The Wabanaki Winter Market, an annual celebration of art created by Wabanaki artists, will return with one-of-a-kind artwork for sale from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. This year marks the 28th anniversary of this signature holiday event, hosted by the UMaine Hudson Museum […]

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A photo Sarah Harlan-Haughey, seated in a library with a book on her lap

Harlan-Haughey shines new light on Chaucer’s lesser-known poem

Many English students read Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” at some point in their education, but few have the opportunity to explore the lesser-known works of the medieval poet. Sarah Harlan-Haughey, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of English at the University of Maine, is not only shining new light on one of Chaucer’s […]

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An outdoor photo of the UMaine campus taken October 2022, depicting a student walking a path on campus among the fall foliage

UMaine among Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges nationwide for 2023

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Maine 34 out of its 50 most environmentally responsible higher education institutions in the nation for 2023.  UMaine is featured in “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition,” which includes 455 institutions with the strongest commitments to the environment demonstrated through their practices, policies and programs. […]

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A photo of two researchers in UMaine's zebrafish facility

The University of Maine’s zebrafish facility is a bastion of research 

Editor’s note: Story updated Nov. 1. In the two adjacent rooms, the air is thick with an almost tropical humidity and a quiet gurgling sound comes from a complex circulating water system. Inside, racks of tanks hold tens of thousands of tiny fish. They are all zebrafish — an inch-long relative of the minnow native to […]

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UMaine awarded $79K NOAA grant to study climate change resilience for mobile homes

The University of Maine will partner with regional institutions to study climate change resilience of mobile home parks in the Northeast, thanks to funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnerships program, formerly the Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program, awarded more than $79,000 to Sean Birkel, Maine […]

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Photo of a crowd attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

UMaine-led delegation of students, faculty attending UN climate summit 

A University of Maine-led delegation of students and faculty will witness world leaders, diplomats and experts negotiate global policies to address climate change at a United Nations summit from Nov. 7–18 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  By attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), graduate students and […]

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