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Digital Humanities Week Sept. 21–25

The University of Maine Humanities Center will host several free and public events as part of the third biennial Digital Humanities Week, Sept. 21–25. Events throughout the week aim to showcase groundbreaking digital work and bring faculty, students and the surrounding community together to discuss the world of the digital humanities, according to UMaine history […]

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Piano Men, BSO to take stage for Collins Center gala

The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine will kick off its 30th season celebration Sept. 12 with a gala that includes a concert tribute to the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, a dinner and an awards reception. Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy begins at 8 p.m. […]

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A lobster boat in the Gulf of Maine

High-performance computer modeling to tackle fisheries future

Timely forecasts of storms and effective management of commercial fishing are essential in the wake of extreme weather events and unprecedented warming in the Gulf of Maine. Damian Brady, University of Maine assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, is working to advance both of those goals. The National […]

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‘The Cherry Orchard’ one of many fall picks for School of Performing Arts

An invitation to “Find Yourself in the Arts” headlines the inside of the University of Maine School of Performing Arts fall 2015 brochure. The SPA is providing numerous opportunities for people to do just that. It’s staging 29 distinct theater, music and dance shows totaling 40 performances in three campus venues from September through December. […]

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UMaine receives NSF awards to enhance America’s biodiversity collections

Centuries of discoveries that document the diversity of life on Earth will be more accessible than ever with the help of National Science Foundation grants awarded to institutions across the country, including the University of Maine. The initiative will allow scientists and the public to view online collections of plant and fungal specimens that once […]

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Boosting plum production in Maine

University of Maine researchers are working to bring locally grown plums to farm stands around the state. The two-year project — funded by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry — is identifying suitable plum varieties for Maine’s climate that would help diversify the state’s apple farms. The project is a joint collaboration between […]

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New lab allows education students to teach virtual classroom of avatars

Education majors at the University of Maine will soon have the opportunity to teach in front of a virtual classroom of avatars in preparation for doing their student teaching in Maine schools. The new lab will enable students in UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development to teach five avatars controlled by professional technicians and […]

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Climate surprises possibly in store for Antarctica, say Mayewski, Birkel

Two different climate scenarios appear plausible for Antarctica in the 21st century, says Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. An examination of climate models as well as records of climate change developed through ice cores reveal a potential for future climate surprises in the Southern Hemisphere, he says. […]

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Public acceptance, support of climate policies focus of study

As climate policies evolve through the legislative process, public acceptance and support may change, as well. A recent study conducted by a team of University of Maine researchers found that even though acceptance is an important process through which policy perceptions and economic ideology influence support, acceptance doesn’t always lead to support. Through a national […]

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