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UMaine graduates celebrated during 2024 commencement ceremony

Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, told University of Maine’s newest graduates to continue in an endless pursuit of knowledge, find passion in their work and live their lives in service of others.  “I know the words — learn, […]

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UMaine names two 2024 valedictorians, salutatorian

Political science and biology student Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine and mechanical engineering major Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine are the 2024 University of Maine valedictorians. UMaine’s salutatorian is Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, who is double majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. The three will graduate May 4 during the university’s 222nd commencement ceremonies.  “Michael, […]

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Butler named 2024 UMaine Distinguished Professor 

A long-time educator and leader in social work, whose research and advocacy influenced state and federal policy, has been named the 2024 Distinguished Maine Professor, the University of Maine’s most prestigious faculty accolade. Sandra Butler, professor and director of the School of Social Work, will be honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and Celebration, […]

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Wabanaki Winter Market returns to UMaine Dec. 9

The largest holiday gathering of Wabanaki artists in New England will return with one-of-a-kind pieces, including some from new and nationally-acclaimed basket weavers, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. During the 29th annual Wabanaki Winter Market, dozens of Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq artists […]

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New UMaine program offers leadership training to executives statewide

The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine announced that it has launched an accelerated, four-month leadership development program called Build a Better Maine 2023 for emerging business leaders from some of the state’s more prominent organizations. The training sessions are designed to help attendees develop their leadership skills […]

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UMaine researcher who helped reshape marine science in Maine retires

When Bob Steneck came to the University of Maine in 1982, there were few marine ecologists in the state, and none interacted with fishermen. He was among the first in Maine to work with lobstermen on research, traveling with them on their boats, diving to the seafloor to study lobsters and sharing his findings with […]

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Lives of Ukrainian soldiers explored in UMaine student’s new documentary

Vita Tomakhiv of Kyiv never planned to leave Ukraine, but then the Russian military invaded. With help from the University of Maine, she left in June 2022, four months after the war broke out to continue her education.  As the Russia-Ukraine war raged on, Tomakhiv, a master’s student in global policy, yearned to help the […]

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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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UMaine names 2023 Presidential Award recipients

The 2023 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in molecular and biomedical sciences, pioneering research in wireless sensor technology, public engagement and research focused on K–12 rural education, and innovation that has advanced Maine’s potato breeding program. Sally Molloy, associate professor of genomics, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer […]

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