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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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McGillicuddy Humanities Center welcomes fall 2023 undergraduate fellows

This semester, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomes four new undergraduate research fellows: Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. This new cohort will join current fellows Paige Allen, Sebastien Chamberlain, Abigail Roberts and Willow Wind.  MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to $8,000 over the […]

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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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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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