Androscoggin County

Brewer to join Great Falls Forum political discussion April 8

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden and Mark Brewer, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, will explore the roots and sustainability of the unique political culture of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District as part of the 2020-21 Great Falls Forum speaker series at 1 p.m. on April 8. This Zoom discussion, “Polarization vs. Pragmatism: […]

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New cohort of McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows begin research

Four University of Maine students have joined the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) this semester as research fellows. Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, the campus and beyond. Delaney Burns, Elizabeth Dalton, Grace Royle and […]

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UMaine Extension nutrition series for families starts Feb. 11

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free, online nutrition series for families in Washington, Hancock, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties from 3:30–4:30 p.m. starting Feb. 11 and continuing each Thursday through April 1.  “Create Family Meals” will include healthy recipes and tips for making healthy meal choices. Participants who join four or more classes […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

University of Maine announces fall 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 4,133 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,670 are from Maine, 1,366 are from 38 other states and 97 are from 35 countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester […]

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Swamp rose

Bee visitation study supports Maine’s wild blueberry industry 

According to a new University of Maine study, a natural way to support Maine’s wild blueberry industry is to cultivate plants popular with bees such as butterfly weed, starflower, summer sweet, sweet clover and swamp rose. Recent declines in wild native bee populations have garnered global attention, particularly in Maine where blueberry growers depend on […]

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UMaine students build website with outdoor resources for teachers

Students in the University of Maine’s outdoor leadership program have created a website that K–12 teachers can use to plan outdoor lessons and activities. The site features videos, quizzes, slideshows and other resources produced by UMaine students on topics ranging from mountain biking and wilderness survival to outdoor ethics issues, such as planning trips that […]

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Maine coastal town

Buoy Maine pitch competition announces winners

Buoy Maine, a pitch competition launched by Maine Sea Grant to foster innovation and entrepreneurship that supports the state’s working waterfront and coastal communities, will fund 10 innovative projects and ideas that help better address the challenges of operating a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the awards comes from the NOAA-National Sea Grant […]

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Jordon Gregory

Jordon Gregory: Hands-on learning in the pulp and paper industry

Jordon Gregory of Minot, Maine, plans to work as an engineer in the pulp and paper industry, and her two internships with Maine companies confirmed her career choice. The Pulp & Paper Foundation scholarship recipient has had internships at Verso Paper in Jay, and Solenis at ND Paper in Rumford. Solenis also offered her another […]

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Hutchinson Center offers 20% discount on online winter professional development programs Nov. 27–30

Registration is now open for all online winter professional development programs through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. All winter 2021 professional development programs will be 20% off Black Friday (Nov. 27) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30). More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website. The UMaine Hutchinson Center’s professional development programs […]

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