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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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UMaine researchers partnering with UMass on $30 million NSF Science and Technology Center focused on braiding Indigenous knowledges and science 

Indigenous communities worldwide are facing the effects of climate changes, threats to their food supplies and the potential destruction of historically and culturally significant places. Using Indigenous knowledge and Western science, University of Maine faculty will devise new ways to tackle these pressing issues through a new research center based at the University of Massachusetts […]

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Fish are shrinking, according to new study co-authored by McGill

University of Maine ecology professor Brian McGill helped discover that the average body sizes of fish are shrinking as part of an international project with 16 other researchers.  The team, led by University of York macroecologist Inês Martins, analyzed the body size trends of numerous plants and animals worldwide from 1960–2020 using data from the […]

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L.L.Bean supporting UMaine’s work on eradicating ‘forever chemicals’

Editor’s note: This story was updated Sept. 21.  University of Maine postdoctoral scholar Manisha Choudhary is researching ways to eradicate toxic so-called “forever chemicals” known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and training other students thanks to support from L.L.Bean.  The outdoor goods retailer based in Freeport, Maine gifted a two-year, $150,000 grant for […]

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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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