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UMaine to present TV host Bill Green in conversation with NPR’s Brian Naylor

Popular Maine television personality and UMaine alumnus, Bill Green, will be the featured guest of the inaugural Framing Maine conversation series at the University of Maine on Nov. 9. The 6:30 p.m. event, “Framing Maine: A Conversation with Bill Green,” will take place in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall. Tickets are required for […]

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‘Defiant Requiem’ film screening and concert by the Silver Duo, Oct. 29

UMaine will host a screening of the award-winning holocaust documentary “Defiant Requiem,” followed by a concert by the Silver Duo featuring music composed by concentration camp prisoners. The screening and concert will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 29 in Minsky Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public. “Defiant Requiem” tells the […]

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Heather Leslie

DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

Editor’s note: Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses and ocean ecosystems; […]

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UMaine announces ‘Vision for Tomorrow’ $200 million comprehensive campaign

Today at the University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon, University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills announced that UMaine and the Foundation have moved into the final, public phase of the Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign, a $200 million fundraising drive for UMaine. The campaign has […]

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Scallop

Reading the genetic signature of the sea scallop

Scallops are one of the most profitable fisheries in Maine, with a statewide value of nearly $7 million in 2016. The scallop fishery is also one of the most local, with small “day boats” staying close to shore. Landings (and populations) have fluctuated over the years, with the latest peaks in the mid-1980s and 1990s. […]

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Postponed indefinitely: Inaugural King Chair Lecture

Editor’s note: as of Oct. 11 the inaugural King Chair Lecture has been postponed indefinitely. The power of stories will be the focus of the inaugural Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Oct. 25 at the University of Maine by internationally recognized educator Nancie Atwell. The free public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital […]

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Former UMaine Libra Professor Jeffrey C. Hall named Nobel Prize winner

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded on Oct. 2 to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. Beginning in 2004, Hall was an adjunct professor at UMaine. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Libra Professor of Neurogenetics. […]

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Native American knowledge, western science to be integrated in classes

Editor’s note: story updated Oct. 4. Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide. With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant titled INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), […]

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Joyce Longcore

Longcore receives AAAS Golden Goose Award for impactful research

Editor’s note: Story updated Sept. 28. On Oct. 13, 1997, Joyce Longcore picked up a flask of fluid sitting on the table next to her microscope. The flask was full of a mysterious type of a microscopic fungus from a group called Chytridiomycota (chytrids). This particular fungus, extracted from the skin of a dead frog, […]

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