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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities receives $2.7 million award

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies was recently awarded $2.7 million in administrative core funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Disabilities. As Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), the center is part of a national network ​of university-based centers that are […]

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From south to north, young lobsters find cool refuge in deep water

Maine fishermen hauled in 110.8 million pounds of lobsters in 2017 with a value of more than $400 million. While still incredibly large, this volume represented a 16 percent decline and $100 million loss compared to previous years of record-setting landings. Since the late 1980s Maine’s lobster landings have multiplied six fold, while the area […]

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Leslie helps design database to assess, guide ocean conservation efforts

An international team of researchers, including Heather Leslie of the University of Maine, has released a new tool for assessing ocean conservation. The Conservation Planning Database project is a free, peer-reviewed online resource for conservation scientists and practitioners to understand how marine conservation has been approached in various places throughout the world. “This database gives […]

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UMaine researchers develop hazing prevention framework

For years, hazing on college campuses has been an under-the-radar concern. Occasionally, especially when it results in death, hazing has received heightened scrutiny, both inside and outside higher education. But for the most part, it’s an issue that’s rarely discussed. In recent years, University of Maine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan has been trying […]

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U.S. News & World Report again cites UMaine among nation’s best

The University of Maine is again among the best U.S. News & World Report colleges and universities for 2019 in multiple categories. UMaine is listed in the U.S. News best national universities and top public schools. It also made the new lists of best undergraduate business and engineering programs, and high school counselor rankings. The […]

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Wahle named director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. Wahle joined UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences in 2009. He is based at the University’s […]

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Canadian-American Center receives U.S. Department of Education funding

The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine has received $1,072,000 from the International and Foreign Language Education Office, U.S. Department of Education, through its Title VI program to fund the National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada and Foreign Language and Area Studies graduate fellowships for 2018–22. NRC funds will be used to support faculty […]

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$2.9 million NSF award will train the next generation of environmental conservation leaders

Helping train the next generation of interdisciplinary environmental conservation leaders is the goal of a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Maine. The interdisciplinary UMaine project led by Sandra De Urioste-Stone, a UMaine assistant professor of nature-based tourism, and involving multiple community partners statewide was one of 17 new […]

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UMaine, UTC digital badging to enhance education-to-workforce pathways

This fall, the University of Maine and United Technologies Center (UTC) are collaborating on a digital badging initiative to enhance education-to-workforce pathways for Maine students. The partnership aims to increase college access and readiness through the development of a pipeline to postsecondary education. Digital badging, which recognizes students’ learning achievements and connects them to engagement […]

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