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Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico

More than 70 minerals, gemstones donated to UMaine

A collection of more than 70 minerals and gemstones has been donated to the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences to inspire more students to study the physical processes that shape our planet.  The museum-quality specimens from an anonymous donor will join UMaine’s collection of rocks, minerals, and ore samples that are […]

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UMaine study examines hazing in NCAA DIII college athletics

College athletes at NCAA Division III schools experience hazing at higher levels than nonathletes, and are more likely than their nonathlete peers to hold attitudes and beliefs that support hazing, according to new research from the University of Maine. David Kerschner, a Ph.D. student in higher education, and Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education, surveyed […]

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Mitchell Center to host food waste solutions summit April 9 

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, to build awareness of the growing food waste problem and to share solutions that promote economic development, address hunger and improve natural […]

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Abby Despres

Giving supports student leaders in Cohen Institute

The William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine has received over $110,000 in gifts since the start of the fiscal year from alumni, parents and friends of UMaine. “These investments in the Cohen Institute ensure that we will continue to be able to develop innovative opportunities for the […]

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Madeleine Landrum

Landrum to explore history of forests to inform today’s management 

When Madeleine (Madi) Landrum hiked the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails in 2018, she saw thousands of acres of trees devastated by drought-induced wildfires and invasive pests.  “Seeing how damaged the forests were in these gorgeous natural places, I felt that I needed to do something,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences […]

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UMaine names 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

Biochemistry major Bailey West of Stockton Springs is the University of Maine 2021 valedictorian and mechanical engineering major Drew Bennett of Brewer is this year’s salutatorian. “We are very proud of these two exceptional students,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “Both Bailey and Drew have excelled in all that they have pursued at UMaine and […]

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