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Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries focus of King Chair Lecture at UMaine

Restorative justice for the survivors of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries will be the focus of a March 7 lecture by author James M. Smith at the University of Maine. His free public lecture, “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy and Restorative Justice,” at 7 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall is part of the Stephen E. King Chair […]

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Four finalists named for University of Maine presidency

Four finalists have been named for the presidency of the University of Maine and will be in the state for campus visits between Feb. 20 and March 2. The finalists are: Amit Chakma, president and vice chancellor of the University of Western Ontario; Joan Ferrini-Mundy, chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation; Sally Reis, […]

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Maine Sea Grant awards funds to four new research projects

The Maine Sea Grant College Program has awarded funds to faculty at the University of Maine and other research institutions statewide for four new projects representing nearly $1 million in research investment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and matching sources. Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen of UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology will […]

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2018 Maryann Hartman Award winners named

The 2018 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to author and chaplain Kate Braestrup of Lincolnville, community organizer and activist JoAnne Dauphinee of Bangor and state legislator Peggy Rotundo of Lewiston. The women will be honored in a ceremony at 6 p.m., March 28 at Buchanan Alumni House […]

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MacKenzie aims to coordinate conservation efforts for Maine mountaintops

Each childhood spring, Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie and her grandmother had a picnic on the day rhododendrons bloomed in her family’s yard in Massachusetts. MacKenzie, now a postdoctoral David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, continues to relish “botanizing,” as she calls it. She is one of five emerging […]

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American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in Northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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Faculty mentoring initiative an important focus for Rising Tide Center

The University of Maine Rising Tide Center has an important leadership role in facilitating interdepartmental faculty mentoring as part of its mission to advance gender equity. Since the center was established in 2010, 69 UMaine faculty members have served as mentors to more than 83 colleagues who joined the university community in recent years. The […]

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UMS launches engineering pathway to meet workforce need

The University of Maine System will launch the Maine Engineering Pathways Program in fall 2018 to help more students prepare for a Maine-based engineering career and to build workforce development capacity in response to a critical state shortage. The program is designed so students can graduate in four years from an accredited engineering program ready […]

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Andrew Egan named UMM vice president and head of campus

Andrew Egan has been named vice president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), effective Aug. 13. Egan was one of four finalists in the national search for the next leader of the regional campus of the University of Maine. As UMM vice president and head of […]

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