UMS Transforms 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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Maine College of Engineering and Computing celebrating one year of success

The Maine College of Engineering and Computing (MCEC), an innovative institution under the UMS TRANSFORMS Initiative, celebrated its first year of successful operation on April 1. MCEC, established through a generous $75 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation, has emerged as a beacon of modern education, addressing the evolving needs of Maine’s workforce and […]

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$1.6M donation will accelerate progress within the pulp and paper industry

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has donated $1.6 million to the University of Maine to establish the UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative.  The UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative is a research-based public and private consortium that focuses on using forest-based materials to accelerate the transition to renewable and recyclable packaging made from forest fiber.  “As a UMaine […]

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University of Maine System to accelerate workforce and small business development with federal funding secured by Sens. Collins and King

One-time Congressionally Directed Spending awards will be invested statewide in public university infrastructure and programming that directly address critical workforce shortages in the state and advance economic and community growth ORONO, Maine — Funding in the federal budget package passed this weekend will enable the University of Maine System (UMS) to further strengthen and grow […]

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Alfond Foundation providing $80 million for athletic facility upgrades

The Harold Alfond Foundation is providing an $80 million supplement in financial support for athletic facility improvements at the University of Maine, which will benefit all 17 varsity programs at Maine’s only Division I athletic program.  The gift increases the Alfond Foundation’s total commitment to UMaine Athletics to $170 million, representing one of the largest […]

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UMaine building New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex

University of Maine Athletics and the University of Maine Foundation have announced plans 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. The contribution is part of the fundraising campaign underway to meet the challenge grant for UMaine Athletics as part […]

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New UMaine program offers leadership training to executives statewide

The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine announced that it has launched an accelerated, four-month leadership development program called Build a Better Maine 2023 for emerging business leaders from some of the state’s more prominent organizations. The training sessions are designed to help attendees develop their leadership skills […]

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UMaine hosting upcoming college softball, baseball championships 

The University of Maine will host the 2024 America East Softball Championship and the 2025 America East Baseball Championship. That last softball championship hosted at UMaine was in 2010. The 2024 competition follows the opening of the university’s new softball complex. UMaine previously hosted baseball championships in 2022 and 2018.  Read the full story on […]

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New field hockey complex opens at UMaine 

The University of Maine officially unveiled its new field hockey complex at a grand opening ceremony on Aug. 18. The 70,000-square-foot, $8.3 million complex features a synthetic turf playing surface, two new scoreboards, LED lights, brick dugouts and bleacher seating for up to 512 patrons, with chairback seats placed in the center of the stadium […]

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