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UMaine joins collaborative effort to bolster Maine’s outdoor recreation economy

From hiking, camping and biking to boating, hunting and snowmobiling, the outdoor recreation industry plays a significant role in supporting Maine’s economy, contributing $3.3 billion annually. To help bolster statewide economic growth within the state’s outdoor recreation industry, the University of Maine has partnered with Maine Outdoor Brands and the Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation […]

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Butler named 2024 UMaine Distinguished Professor 

A long-time educator and leader in social work, whose research and advocacy influenced state and federal policy, has been named the 2024 Distinguished Maine Professor, the University of Maine’s most prestigious faculty accolade. Sandra Butler, professor and director of the School of Social Work, will be honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and Celebration, […]

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From pests to pine health, $1.4M allows new forest research to take root 

The Northern Forest Region — 26 million acres of woodlands spanning Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern New York — is changing due to climate change, invasive insects and other threats. Protecting these ecologically, economically and culturally vital forests will require novel tools and knowledge, prompting new University of Maine research launching this spring.    UMaine […]

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World War II-era love letters unsealed after 50 years 

“‘Bring him back to me, please’ That was my nightly request,” Frances Hartgen wrote. “The letters piled in my bureau drawer, eventually tied with ribbon and stacked away. For what or why I did not know.” Hartgen recounted in her 2003 memoir, “For Vincent: A Love Story,” her days away from the man who would […]

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UMaine’s surveying program receives equipment loan valued at $1.7 million

The University of Maine’s Surveying Engineering Technology (SVT) program has received an equipment loan valued at $1.7 million from Topcon Positioning Systems Inc., an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions headquartered in Livermore, California. The university’s SVT program, which has the largest number of undergraduate students per faculty in the […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center welcomes newest cohort of undergraduate fellows

In spring 2024, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) will welcome four new undergraduate humanities research fellows: Kiera Campbell, Jess Cleary-Reuning, Alex Morgan and Mackenzie Reynolds. This new cohort will join current fellows Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to […]

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