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Flagship Match Program allows out-of-state students to pay their equivalent in-state tuition and fees

The University of Maine has announced a first-of-its-kind program focused on attracting out-of-state students to Orono by offering prospective students the same tuition and fee rate as their home state’s flagship institution. The Flagship Match Program aims to bring new students to UMaine from six targeted states — New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey […]

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Norway spruce testing

UMaine tests Norway spruce to see if it makes the cut for construction

University of Maine scientists are testing wood from some of the 3 billion trees the Civilian Conservation Corps planted during the Great Depression. Staff and students at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center are evaluating strength values (including bending and tension) of about 1,200 pieces of lumber milled from Norway spruce that grew in […]

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Jack Cosgrove to transfer into senior associate director of athletics role

University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove has announced that he will transition from his college coaching role into a senior associate director of athletics position at his alma mater. A national search for a head football coach will begin immediately. Defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak will assume the role of interim head coach. “I […]

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Alfond Foundation awards $3.9M to develop Alfond Ocean Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratories

During a laboratory dedication this morning at the University of Maine, the Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $3.9 million grant to the University of Maine to match $9.98 million already raised, formally establishing the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus. “We are […]

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Indian Holiday Market basketmakers featured in PMA show

Four Native American artists who participate in the Hudson Museum’s Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market at the University of Maine also have baskets showcased in the Portland Museum of Art’s biennial “You Can’t Get There from Here.” Penobscot artists Theresa Secord and Sarah Sockbeson and Passamaquoddy artists Jeremy Frey and George Neptune have artwork in […]

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UMaine community gives back throughout the holidays

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list; additions may be made. In an effort to give back to the community, several University of Maine groups are leading charitable efforts throughout the holiday season. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to its clients who will be in […]

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Scratchpad Accelerator announces Demo Day

The Scratchpad Accelerator, a pilot program of the University of Maine in collaboration with the Maine Technology Institute, has announced it will hold a Demo Day to showcase four of Maine’s prestigious startup companies. The event, the first of its kind north of Boston, will display cutting-edge developments underway at each company from 4–7 p.m. […]

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Pratt & Whitney gives $100,000 to College of Engineering

The University of Maine College of Engineering has received a boost to its Mechanical Engineering Technology program with a gift of $100,000 from Pratt & Whitney’s North Berwick facility. The contribution will go to the School of Engineering Technology program with a focus on training the next generation of mechanical engineers in Maine for careers […]

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