UMaine preps for 50th annual Maine Youth Summer Music Camp

Editor’s note: Story updated July 7. The Division of Music in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts is celebrating its 50th annual Maine Summer Youth Music Camp this July, returning to its traditional in-person, residential experience after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The camp, led by Christopher White, UMaine director of bands, […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2022 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,951 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2022 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,938 are from Maine, 955 are from 41 other states and 58 are from 30 countries other than the U.S. To be eligible for the Full-time Dean’s List, a student […]

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52 college students begin 12-week Maine government internships 

Fifty-two undergraduate and graduate college students have started working in state, municipal and county offices through the 2022 Maine Government Summer Internship Program.  The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program that provides full-time, 12-week work experience to students who are Maine residents and scholars attending Maine colleges.  Thirty-seven […]

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UMaine Extension offers facts on Maine foods for May — fiddleheads, rhubarb 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and workshops to help consumers find, grow, use, preserve, and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Seasonal favorites for May include: Facts on Fiddleheads Facts on Edible Wild Greens in Maine Fruits for Health: Rhubarb   Spring Refrigerator Pickles  UMaine Extension educator Kathy Savoie demonstrates new techniques for […]

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UMaine releases assessment on the practices, impacts and safety of winter road salt

The University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently released a report in collaboration with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) examining the practice of using road salt for winter travel safety in Maine, as well as its cost and environmental impacts. The report makes recommendations for […]

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Jonathan Rubin on what’s next for Maine’s greener transportation future

States have an important role to play in the transition to a greener transportation future. Every state is at a different place in its clean energy journey, though. A new report helps states figure out what’s next for each one — Maine included.    The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) recently released a report, “Methods […]

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