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Call for Nominations and Applications: University of Maine Presidential Fellows

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias, As I enter my second year as president, my excitement grows about the outstanding education, discovery, partnership work, and public service underway on our campuses. Collectively, we are making a difference — for our students, our state, the […]

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Community Message: October 7

To the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities: We are writing to provide the University of Maine position on recent Facebook posts by the UMaine College Republicans on their private Facebook page. The positions reflected and reposted on that page are neither supported by nor reflective of the University of Maine’s […]

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Community Message: September 3

Welcome and welcome back to all who are part of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities. Welcome to those joining us for the first time and to those who are returning for their second — or fifty-second — year. Welcome to whichever of UMaine’s 333 buildings across the state is […]

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University of Maine System Research and Development Plan Update

Dear university communities, At the end of the spring semester, the University of Maine System Research and Development Plan was received by the Board of Trustees and is now available online. I was charged by the Board and former Chancellor Page to lead this initiative. It was developed with input from faculty, staff, students and […]

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Expert testimony in Augusta, June 17

Testimony in Support of LD 111, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Research and Development and Commercialization, and LD 1836, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure, Economic Development, Workforce Development and Energy and Environment Investment Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President, University of Maine June 17, 2019 Good […]

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Community message: May 7

Dear University Community: What an incredible nine months for the University of Maine, both in Orono and Machias. With Commencement this weekend, the intensity and activity at our two campuses is transforming, according to the long-standing rhythm of higher education. It is a moment for reflecting, resetting, and, maybe, reinventing. Graduating students face a beginning, […]

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March 29 inauguration address

The March 29 inauguration of President Joan Ferrini-Mundy highlighted a week of activities at the University of Maine. View the address by Ferrini-Mundy.

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March 25 installation address

Inauguration week began March 25 with an installation ceremony for Joan Ferrini-Mundy at the University of Maine at Machias, UMaine’s regional campus. View the address by Ferrini-Mundy.  

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Community message: March 15

Dear UMaine Community: It is with heavy hearts that we write today about the horror that has occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. This sort of hatred violates every instinct we have for love and kindness. This reprehensible violence has no place in our society, and is reverberating across New Zealand and the rest of the […]

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Community message: March 12

To members of the University of Maine community, At approximately 11 p.m. March 11, the University of Maine experienced a widespread power outage with related alarm and system failures. Our dedicated facilities management, student life, campus police and other personnel have been working in partnership with many municipalities and Emera to ensure the safety of […]

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