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50 Things bucket list

Communication class project develops a UMaine bucket list for students

This past spring, 23 University of Maine seniors in a communication course collaborated on a capstone project to create a useful resource for UMaine and its students for years to come. The project, “50 Things to Do Before You Graduate from the University of Maine,” is a UMaine bucket list for students by students. It […]

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Day of Service

Welcome Weekend Day of Service allows incoming students to give back to community

More than 2,000 first-year University of Maine students are expected to volunteer for community projects as part of the eighth annual Welcome Weekend Day of Service on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism coordinates the Welcome Weekend Day of Service to provide opportunities for new students to learn about the community […]

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High Altitude Ballooning group to live stream eclipse at Clemson University

A University of Maine contingent will be in South Carolina on Aug. 21 to provide people around the world with a live view of the total eclipse from the edge of space. The engineering group is part of the NASA-sponsored project, “Great American Eclipse,” during which students from 55 teams nationwide will launch high-altitude balloons […]

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MOU signing

Eastern Maine Community College, UMaine sign articulation agreements

Eastern Maine Community College and the University of Maine signed a Memorandum of Understanding Aug. 1, that confirms the commitment of both institutions to allow EMCC students in designated programs to easily transfer credits toward a UMaine bachelor’s degree. The MOU supports the creation of program agreements to streamline admission opportunities for academically qualified students […]

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Shell midden

Preserving Maine’s ancient coastal heritage

Maine’s coastline is dotted with more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are eroding into the ocean, some quite rapidly, which is putting valuable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk, says Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Maine. It is a trend that is likely […]

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UMaine researchers to receive USDA funds for climate adaption project with UVM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on July 19 nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food […]

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