UMS Transforms News

Maine Business School announces new sport management major

The Maine Business School is adding its first new major since 1965: sport management.  The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Sport Management program will offer the core business curriculum from the Maine Business School with courses to prepare students for careers in sports-related industries. Students earning their BSBA in Sport Management will have […]

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O’Reilly named dean of the UMaine Graduate School of Business

Dr. Norm O’Reilly, a professor and former assistant dean at the University of Guelph, has been named dean of the University of Maine Graduate School of Business, effective July 1. O’Reilly is a leading scholar in the business of sports. In 2018, he founded the International Institute for Sport Business & Leadership, a global research […]

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UMS TRANSFORMS Event Video: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Video of Virtual Event Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 Time: 9 a.m.– noon On April 23, 2021, The University of Maine System (UMS) held a System-wide listening session – UMS Transforms: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The opportunity to challenge ourselves to underscore diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all […]

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Joe and Sue Cyr

UMaine Foundation announces $100,000 Maine Day of Giving gift

University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills announced a $100,000 gift to kick off the annual Maine Day of Giving event led by the Foundation. Donors Joe and Sue Cyr of Old Town have provided $50,000 to name a biomedical engineering prep lab in the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, $40,000 to support the […]

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UMaine pursues transformative $110M athletic facilities plan 

The University of Maine has unveiled its transformative $110 million athletic facilities master plan. The initiative honors Harold Alfond’s legacy of support for Maine education and athletics by providing modern facilities for all 17 varsity programs at Maine’s only Division I athletic program, and improving the overall UMaine student experience. In October, the Harold Alfond […]

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University of Maine System launches planning for statewide College of Engineering, Computing, and Information Science backed by $75 million investment from Harold Alfond Foundation

Planning for a statewide Maine College of Engineering, Computing, and Information Science (MCECIS) began today with a virtual vision session involving 180 leaders in industry and education.  Participants included faculty and staff at UMaine and the University of Southern Maine as well as most other campuses in the University of Maine System, members of industrial […]

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UMaine launches graduate program in data science and engineering

The University of Maine will offer a new graduate program for aspiring and practicing data science and engineering professionals starting in spring 2021. The first-of-its-kind in Maine DSE program, which draws upon faculty and courses from across UMaine and other University of Maine System campuses, is designed to accommodate students from a wide range of […]

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