UMS Transforms in the News

News Center highlights UMaine engineering collaboration with John Bapst

News Center Maine highlighted the collaboration between the Maine College of Engineering and Computing at the University of Maine and John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor as part of UMS TRANSFORMS. High school students are researching ways to prevent and treat vision loss from glaucoma with students and faculty from the college and industry […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s history, innovative advancements

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine in an article about how colleges and universities in Maine have a long history of advancing and innovating their campuses despite economic downturns. During the 2008 recession, UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with a private company to use composite technology in bridge construction. The university’s Aroostook Farm […]

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Sports arena, hockey center renovation plans highlighted by media

Mainebiz, WGME, and WABI highlighted the recently announced renovation plans for the Alfond Sports Arena and Walsh Hockey Center as part of UMS TRANSFORMS and by a historic $320 million commitment the Harold Alfond Foundation made to the University of Maine System. Renovations include new locker rooms, updated offices, improved training equipment, upgraded sports medicine […]

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Mainebiz feature highlights innovative instruction and R&D at UMaine

A report from Mainebiz on innovation and engineering at the University of Maine featured President Joan Ferrini-Mundy; Maine College of Engineering and Computing Dean Giovanna Guidoboni; Renee Kelly, associate vice president for strategic partnerships, innovation, resources and engagement; a project by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) to create a 3D-printed, bio-based home; and […]

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WMTW highlights UMaine, Tyler Tech partnership to bolster STEM workforce

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on a new collaborative effort from the University of Maine and Tyler Technologies Inc. to get students involved in STEM-related careers and education opportunities. Their work involves the company’s official participation in Pathways to Careers, a UMS TRANSFORMS initiative focused on increasing access to internships and experiential learning that […]

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Media report on UMaine Athletics receiving $80M gift

WFVX (Channel 7 in Bangor), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), the Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, Odisha Expo, the Sun Journal, the Portland Press Herald, Philanthropy News Digest, eJewish Philanthropy and The New England Council reported that the Harold Alfond Foundation donated $80 million to University of Maine Athletics. The gift increases the Alfond […]

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Media report on upcoming New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News; Mainebiz; WABI (Channel 5), WFVX (Channel 7), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) and BVM Sports reported on the University of Maine planning to construct the state-of-the-art New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex, made possible by a $7 million commitment from New Balance Athletics.

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Chronicle of Higher Education features Research Learning Experiences

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story about Research Learning Experiences (RLES) at the University of Maine, which are courses that allow first- and second-year students to engage in research and other forms of hands-on learning at the start of their college careers. Among the RLEs featured in The Chronicle was “Play with Your […]

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Media report on grand opening for new field hockey complex

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), News Center Maine and BVM Sports reported on the grand opening of the new field hockey complex at the University of Maine. “The women you see here are a part of a great legacy at the University of Maine and they continue to burnish and advance that legacy […]

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