UMS Transforms News

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New UMaine Field Hockey Complex scheduled to open in August

Construction for the new University of Maine field hockey complex, scheduled to open in August, is well underway, with several developments completed through the winter and spring seasons. The underground utilities, including new perimeter drainage, have been installed, and concrete walls have been erected at the team bench areas and along the grandstand. Construction on […]

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Maine College of Engineering and Computing launching April 1

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees on Monday approved an initial engineering framework for the Maine College of Engineering and Computing, leveraging the strengths of the University of Maine’s College of Engineering and the University of Southern Maine’s Department of Engineering for the benefit of students and employers statewide.  The Maine College of […]

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First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

On Nov. 21, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partners included MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute.  […]

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Through RLE, popular Phage class is taken to the next level

Editor’s note: Story updated Nov. 21, 2022 In Phage Genomics at the University of Maine, students can go from playing with dirt to being published scientists over the course of two semesters. Despite being academically challenging and time intensive, Phage Genomics, or simply “Phage,” as the students know it, is almost universally beloved by those […]

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UMaine alumni Phillip and Susan Morse donate $10M for new athletics arena

University of Maine alumni donors Phillip and Susan Morse have committed $10 million for naming rights to the multipurpose arena that is part of the UMaine Athletics Master Facilities Plan. The contribution is part of the private fundraising campaign underway to meet the $90 million challenge grant for UMaine athletics as part of UMS TRANSFORMS, […]

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AD search committee named

A 15-member committee has been named to conduct a national search for the next permanent University of Maine athletics director. The search committee is chaired by John Volin, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and will be assisted by search firm Collegiate Sports Associates. Finalists are expected to visit campus by mid-November, […]

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Research Learning Experiences return to UMaine this fall

The University of Maine is once again offering Research Learning Experiences — 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 — this fall.  About 400 students signed up to participate in UMaine’s 24 distinct RLEs, 21 for first-year students […]

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