UMS Transforms in the News

Media boosts UMaine $3 million fundraising to upgrade athletic facilities

Athletic Business, the Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com reported that the University of Maine has raised about $3 million to build new athletic facilities, including new facilities for its women’s soccer, field hockey and softball programs, and a multipurpose arena on campus that would be the home court for the basketball programs, home to the […]

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CLTE promotes RLE expansion, UMaine-led workshop

The Coalition for Life Transformative Education (CLTE) shared a news release about a University of Maine-led virtual workshop about how to create Research Learning Experiences (RLEs) setting the stage for their expansion to public universities across the state. CLTE provided $25,000 to support the RLE program, a UMS TRANSFORMS initiative created in response to the […]

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News Center, Pen Bay Pilot report on upgrades to women’s athletics facilities

News Center Maine and the Penobscot Bay Pilot reported on The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approving up to $14 million to implement priority 1 athletic field improvements to the University of Maine varsity soccer, softball and field hockey venues. Construction for these upgrades will begin in the spring. The projects, organized as […]

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Media report on new turf

WABI (Channel 5) the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald reported on the University of Maine installing its new artificial turf on Morse Field. The new turf is part of UMaine’s Athletics Facilities Master Plan, which guides the overall $110 million investment toward upgrades. Funding for the new turf derives from the overall […]

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Local media report on new research learning experience courses

Several local news outlets reported on the new research learning experience (RLE) courses being offered at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias starting this fall. These tuition-free, one-credit courses offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities for first-year and second-year students. WVOM’s “George Hale and Ric Tyler Show” featured UMaine and […]

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Ralph, Charlton talk with BDN about turf installation in Alfond Stadium

Ken Ralph, athletics director at the University of Maine, and head football coach Nick Charlton spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the replacement of the artificial turf surface on UMaine’s football field. According to Ralph, funding for the replacement, which is expected to cost less than $500,000, will ultimately be drawn from the $90 […]

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Media report on grants to Graduate & Professional Center

Maine Public, News Center Maine, Centralmaine.com, Mainebiz, the Sun Journal, The Ellsworth American and the Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center received a private donation of $1 million to support interdisciplinary and market-driven graduate and professional education, and has partnered with the University of Maine System in support of a $1 million U.S. Department […]

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Press Herald op-ed cites Ferrini-Mundy recommendations for building state’s STEM workforce

A Portland Press Herald op-ed outlining strategies for building a skilled and resilient STEM workforce in Maine cited University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in calling for increased investment in research and development and establishment of new public-private partnerships. Authors Ben Gilman and Rachel Kerestes noted that increased private investment in higher education, such as […]

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Ralph discusses plans for a 300-meter track with Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Ken Ralph, University of Maine athletic director, about the inclusion of a 300-meter track in UMaine’s athletic facilities master plan. Significant upgrades to campus athletic facilities will be made with a $90 million gift from the Alfond Foundation and $20 million in privately raised funds. According to Ralph, a […]

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