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UMaine Commencement Update — February 25

Dear UMaine undergraduate and graduate students: Following my Feb. 10 memo about spring 2021 Commencement to the UMaine and UMM communities, we received many recommendations and ideas for alternative recognition events from students, parents and community members. We are aware of the petition to have some form of a 2021 in-person event, and the Commencement […]

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Maine Memo — February 17

Dear University of Maine community — the home turf of Black Bear Nation. At 9 a.m., we are unveiling the $110 million athletic facilities master plan for Maine’s Division I program here at UMaine. To see it, go to goblackbears.com. Over the next several years, we will build top-flight facilities, venues, and stadiums to benefit […]

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UMaine community health and safety update — February 7

Dear University of Maine community members, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and the temperatures yesterday that had us thinking of spring. Today I write with a special reminder that we cannot relent in our Black Bears Care campaign: Use a face covering | Get tested | Wash your hands | Practice social distancing […]

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Update on UMaine and UMM Commencement ceremonies — Feb. 10

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias 2020 graduates and upcoming spring 2021 graduates-to-be — both undergraduates and graduate students. I hope that all of you are doing well. As we have all witnessed, these past 11 months of the pandemic have taken a toll worldwide. And for each of you, there […]

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AAAS Session: Fostering Career Development Through Research Learning Experiences — February 8

President Ferrini-Mundy led a University of Maine-hosted live panel discussion Feb. 8 at the virtual 2021 AAAS annual meeting. The session, “Fostering Career Development Through Research Learning Experiences,” focused on effective approaches to integrating diverse student populations into scholarly research communities through authentic experiential learning at the high school and college levels. Following the President’s […]

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Important update on phase six asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus

As University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy mentioned in his community message this afternoon, technological challenges on the first day of Shield T3 asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus led to problems scanning the QR codes on the saliva sample tubes. Participants also experienced excessive wait times for their appointments. We appreciate everyone’s patience and […]

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Maine Memo — January 29

Welcome back! I hope that everyone’s first week of semester 2021 is going well. There is much that is notable and new about this semester. It is our third semester living with COVID-19 and its new routines and daunting challenges. It is the first with a new, historic administration in Washington. And already this semester […]

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Maine Memo — January 18

Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. […]

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