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Community message regarding racism and gun violence — May 16

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, We write today to join you in shock and anger over the hate-fueled racist murders of 10 people in Buffalo, New York on Sunday. We also mourn the victims of a mass shooting on Sunday in Laguna Woods, California, where one person was murdered […]

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Maine Memo — A season of celebration

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Congratulations on completing spring semester 2022! I have greatly enjoyed being able to be back together, in person, for the many celebrations and capstones events that make this time of year so special.  I have attended student performances, award ceremonies, symposia, and presentations across […]

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Maine Memo — Embracing religious diversity

April is a welcome time of year, especially here in Maine, with spring promising more daylight hours, warmer weather, greening landscapes, and overall sense of hope and renewal. That appreciation for what’s ahead and possible is particularly true after two years of a pandemic. This month, too, is a time for a number of religious […]

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Highlights from the State of the University Address — March 8

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy delivered the 2022 State of the University address on March 8 in Minsky Recital Hall. Guest speakers included UMaine Faculty Senate president and professor William Nichols; Alicia Cruz-Uribe, the Edward Sturgis Grew Associate Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Zachary Wyles, president of University […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked assault on a peaceful country and its people, and an attack on democracy and freedom throughout the world. We share the outrage of the brave Ukrainian people and are inspired by their courage in the face of this senseless violence. As a university community, we are concerned about […]

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Maine Memo — Recognizing Black history every month of the year

Dear UMaine and UMaine Machias community members, At the beginning of Black History Month this year, President Biden reminded us that the month represents “both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy’s statement on the passing of Leonard Minsky

The University of Maine community and the state of Maine have lost a passionate visionary with the passing of Leonard Minsky. With his soulmate and wife, Renee, Leonard touched the lives of generations of UMaine students and Maine people with their advocacy for the arts, lifelong commitment to inclusiveness and community, and dedication to enhancing […]

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Maine Memo — R1 and student success

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, This is a proud time for all Black Bears. Wednesday was an important day in the history of the University of Maine and the state of Maine. UMaine was recognized nationally with an R1 Carnegie Classification as a “very high research […]

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Virtual Budget Town Hall — Feb. 1

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy led a Virtual Budget Town Hall at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1. Joining the President were Faculty Senate President William Dee Nichols as facilitator; Provost John Volin; Vice Presidents Robert Dana, Kody Varahramyan and Joanne Yestramski; and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Head of Campus at UMaine Machias Dan Qualls. The forum included […]

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