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Community Message: January 21

Welcome to the start of the spring 2020 semester at the University of Maine and our regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. It’s great to see our new and returning students on campus, ready to engage with our world-class faculty and dedicated staff. I want to thank those members of our UMaine and […]

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Best wishes for the holiday season

To students at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias: With the end of the fall semester, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successes and hard work, and to wish you the best for finals week. I appreciate that this is a stressful time with project […]

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Best wishes for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Best wishes to all for a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy time with your friends and families, and to reflect and relax. I am grateful to be a part of such committed and caring communities. […]

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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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Keynote speech for Maine Development Foundation

“How Innovation in Education is Preparing Maine’s Workforce of the Future,” keynote address, Maine Development Foundation “Maine-Ovation” Celebration, Sept. 27, 2019 View the talk on the Maine Development Foundation YouTube Channel

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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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