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UMaine tapped as one of three nationwide to participate in BadgedToHire

The University of Maine is one of three higher education institutions nationwide selected to participate in a two-year micro-credentialing initiative with employer partners statewide, made possible by a grant from Lumina Foundation to Education Design Lab. Since last September, UMaine has been one of seven colleges participating in a yearlong 21st Century Skills initiative of […]

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UMM leadership change announced

Andrew Egan, vice president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), has announced his intention to step down, effective Aug. 15. Egan joined UMM, a regional campus of the University of Maine, on Aug. 13, 2018.  Daniel Qualls, associate professor of education, will serve as interim vice […]

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Yarbrough named 2019 Hollings Fellow

University of Maine third-year marine sciences major and honors student Brynn Yarbrough of Wrentham, Massachusetts has been named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Yarbrough is one of 125 Hollings Scholars nationwide selected this year by the NOAA Office of Education to receive a two-year academic […]

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Bilingual signage — English and Penobscot — now at UMaine

New University of Maine building and road signage on campus is now bilingual — English and Penobscot. Signs for Memorial Gym and New Balance Student Recreation Center note the names in Penobscot — αttali-milahəyαwələtimək — translated as “place where you play a variety of games.” At Fogler Library, awihkhikaní-wikəwαm means “book house”; at Wells Conference […]

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Archeological research at UMM gets a boost from anonymous donor

The University of Maine at Machias has received a gift of $12,500 from an anonymous donor that will help fund continuing efforts to research, record and archive petroglyph sites on Machias Bay, head of campus Andy Egan has announced. Machias Bay is home to one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs on the Atlantic coast […]

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CCA’s 2019–20 season offers variety of music, dance and more

Concerts, dance and magic shows, Broadway musicals and more all take the stage as part of the Collins Center for the Arts’ 2019–20 season at the University of Maine.  “The season represents weeks, months, and sometimes years of work,” says Daniel Williams, executive director of the Collins Center. “Our team has once again put together […]

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Community engagement in science supports healthy coasts

Scientists, citizens and resource managers from across Maine and beyond gathered at the University of Maine at Machias June 17–18 to share knowledge and ideas about how to sustain eastern Maine fisheries and fishing communities into the future. The first-ever State of the Science conference was sponsored by the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative and […]

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