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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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First-of-its-kind learning platform could give students who are blind or visually impaired access to STEM-related graphics

Development and evaluation of a first-of-its-kind remote learning platform providing people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) nonvisual access to STEM-related graphical information is the focus of a $748,000 National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maine. The project, “A Remote Multimodal Learning Environment to Increase Graphical Information Access for Blind and Visually […]

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Winter in Maine

New study finds zoning ineffective for deer winter habitat conservation

Protection of only narrowly defined zones of winter habitat is not an effective means of regional habitat conservation for white-tailed deer, according to a new University of Maine study. The study found that zoning is not an effective wildlife conservation strategy if land use is unregulated for the surrounding landscape, and that habitat protection confined […]

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Ken Ralph named UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, Director of Athletics at Colorado College, has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at the University of Maine, effective Sept. 1. Dr. Robert Dana, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, led the national search and chaired the 12-member search committee. The university was assisted by Turnkey Search and its […]

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UMaine historian awarded NEH grant for cutting-edge digital Holocaust ghettos project

Historical geographer Anne Knowles has been awarded nearly $300,000 to use cutting-edge technologies to analyze Holocaust ghettos and the millions of people caught in their brutal conditions during World War II. A three-year, $296,455 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant will fund “The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims and Perpetrators through Places […]

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Princeton Review news feature

Princeton Review names UMaine as among the best 384 colleges

The Princeton Review has lauded the University of Maine in its newest guide, “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition,” focusing on UMaine’s unique combination of “extensive academic opportunities expected from a major research university, with the close-knit feel of a small college.” In the 27th annual guide, UMaine scored highest in four key measures in […]

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Forestry news feature

Climate change resilience research receives $150K NIFA grant

Increasing understanding of the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems, and on the industry and communities that rely on forest products and services in Maine’s North Woods is the focus of a study led by Sandra De Urioste-Stone, an assistant professor of nature-based tourism at the University of Maine, in collaboration with other UMaine […]

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Small-scale fisheries threatened: Shared management, communication key to success

Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria) face multiple stresses related to climate change, invasive species and unsustainable land use. In a paper published in Ocean and Coastal Management, University of Maine researchers and colleagues […]

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