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UMaine's 215 Commencement

UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be […]

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Engineering gift

$1 million corporate gift pledged for UMaine engineering building

Packaging Corporation of America has pledged a $1 million gift to help construct the University of Maine Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation President Carrie Enos. PCA is one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., and a corporate member of UMPPF. Headquartered […]

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Thwaites Glacier

Campbell, Hall part of massive UK-US examination of Antarctic glacier

The Thwaites Glacier in remote West Antarctica is losing 50 billion tons of ice a year and polar scientists say it could collapse within decades. The resulting rapid sea-level rise would increase vulnerability for 40 percent of the world’s population — approximately 3 billion people — living within 60 miles of the coast. So reducing […]

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Maine Day volunteers

Community service projects to highlight Maine Day, May 2

University of Maine community members will take part in a day of service on Maine Day, May 2. As part of the annual spring cleanup tradition, UMaine students, faculty and staff will complete volunteer projects aimed at sprucing up campus, enjoy a free barbecue and take part in a meal-packing event. Festivities will begin at […]

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Rural community road

Opinions of Maine youth central to project aimed at helping rural communities thrive

Helping rural communities retain and attract young residents is the goal of a three-year study being led by the University of Maine. The project seeks to understand the goals and aspirations of middle- and high-school students in traditionally forest-dependent communities in Maine and Oregon. Researchers will look at economic restructuring, community characteristics, and young people’s […]

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Follow a researcher

Students invited to Follow a Researcher on the coast of Maine

What do green crabs, ducks and crab traps have in common? How do scientists make sure data they collect are accurate? What is an invasive species and how can it be identified? This spring, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites K–12 students from Maine and beyond to explore the science of tracking invasive species […]

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LAAST grant

LASST project receives $2.5 million from DOE to improve technology in power plants

A University of Maine research project focused on improving sensor technologies in coal-based power plants has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) through the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. The UMaine project, “Technology Maturation of Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors for Improved Condition-Based Monitoring,” led by Mauricio Pereira da […]

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Meet UMaine’s 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students

Ten undergraduates have been named 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Brianna DeGone, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering, and the 2018 salutatorian. The Outstanding Graduating Students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. The other Outstanding Graduating […]

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Cathcart to receive honorary degree at UMaine’s 216th Commencement

The University of Maine will award an honorary degree to women’s rights advocate and former Maine lawmaker Mary Cathcart of Orono. Cathcart will receive the degree during the morning ceremony of UMaine’s 216th Commencement May 12. “Mary has a legacy of engaged leadership in Maine and beyond,” says UMaine President Susan J. Hunter. “She has […]

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STEM Lecture

Lesson learned? Analysis finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already. Published March 29 in the journal Science, the largest-ever observational study of undergraduate STEM education monitored nearly 550 faculty as they taught […]

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