President Ferrini-Mundy

Maine media highlight Lown portrait unveiling ceremony

Bernard Lown, who graduated from the University of Maine in 1942, was honored as the subject of a new portrait from the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series by artist Robert Shetterly for his commitment to serving humanity. Maine Public, the Sun Journal and CounterPunch reported on the unveiling event at Bates Mill in Lewiston, […]

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UMaine to host national summit on hazing prevention in higher education

Student affairs professionals from colleges across the nation will be in Orono June 4-5 for the annual Hazing Prevention Consortium (HPC) summit at the University of Maine’s Buchanan Alumni House. Elizabeth Allan, a UMaine professor of higher education, is a leading researcher on hazing and the founder of StopHazing, which works to promote safe and […]

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New book details UMaine’s journey of ‘Becoming Modern’ 

The University of Maine marked its 100th anniversary in 1965, prompting widespread celebration and discussions of its future. University leaders, community members, policymakers and other supporters devised plans to bolster enrollment, programs, research and public service. Yet the transformative growth UMaine experienced in the five decades between its centennial year and 2015 surpassed these visions, […]

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UMaine names two 2024 valedictorians, salutatorian

Political science and biology student Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine and mechanical engineering major Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine are the 2024 University of Maine valedictorians. UMaine’s salutatorian is Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, who is double majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. The three will graduate May 4 during the university’s 222nd commencement ceremonies.  “Michael, […]

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UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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BDN publishes eclipse op-ed co-authored by President Ferrini-Mundy and Gov. Mills

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Maine Gov. Janet Mills co-wrote an opinion piece published in the Bangor Daily News titled, “Total solar eclipse confirms path of progress.” The piece explains how a total solar eclipse is more than a tourist attraction; it is “a phenomenon which carries great scientific significance, one that confirmed […]

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