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Statement from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about UMaine’s return

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy released a statement about the return to in-person learning this semester.  “The University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, return for in-person learning and work as planned on Tuesday, Jan. 18,” President Ferrini-Mundy says. “UMaine students who have […]

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UMaine professors complete another leg onboard Tara research schooner

Lee Karp-Boss and Emmanuel Boss, professors at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, completed a month-long research cruise in the western South Atlantic Ocean as part of Tara Ocean Foundation’s Mission Microbiomes project.  Tara, a French nonprofit that conducts ocean expeditions using its titular research schooner, launched the project in December 2020 to […]

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Legacy Extension garlic project keeps growing in Maine gardens

For nearly a quarter-century, Dave Fuller has been teaching untold numbers of people ages 5 to 90 how to grow hardneck garlic. It’s been one of his areas of expertise as a University of Maine Cooperative Extension agriculture and nontimber forest products professional based in Farmington. He has provided hands-on training for commercial growers and […]

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CUGR announces a record number of student award winners for 2021–22 academic year

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the winners of the 2021–22 Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships and Research Experiences, as well as the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) graduate research fellowships.  CUGR has reported a record number of student projects this year. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this […]

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Where do the stories of Native Americans come from? Who tells them, and why?

Much of what Americans learn about Indigenous people of the continent is communicated by people who are not Indigenous. Euro-American archaeologists in particular have influenced how people think about Native Americans past and present. A team of Wabanaki researchers and students led by professor Bonnie Newsom of the University of Maine is creating a framework […]

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UMaine Opens admission for Machias Nursing Pathway 

The University of Maine is launching a Nursing Pathway program at its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, in fall 2022. The Machias Nursing Pathway will help more students pursue bachelor’s degrees in nursing and will build nursing workforce capacity in response to a critical statewide shortage.  The pathway is the first step […]

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Statement of President Joan Ferrini-Mundy on Maine Climate Council meeting at UMaine

Today, Gov. Janet Mills visited the University of Maine, the state’s public research university, to mark the one-year progress of the Maine Climate Council and to announce new initiatives to empower communities in the fight against climate change. The governor’s announcement recognized a regional climate planning partnership formed this year by the town of Orono, […]

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