Recent Activity

Maine Memo — November 22

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, We are three days away from dispersing, some of us, from Orono and Machias, to join our families and friends after 12 weeks of being “together for Maine” this semester. Communities of learners, teachers, researchers, supporters, resources, and friends are enabling […]

Read more

Maine Memo — November 16

Greetings to the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities. November is Native American Heritage Month — which is centered on honoring First Peoples, past and present, as well as confronting racism and creating positive paths forward. Today, about 8,400 Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq (Micmac), Penawahpskewi (Penobscot), and Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) — collectively Wabanaki, or “People of […]

Read more

Maine Memo — November 10

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, On the eve of Veterans Day I want to remind everyone of the purpose of this day, originally launched following the end of World War I. The United States first celebrated Veterans Day (then called Armistice Day) on Nov. 11, 1919. […]

Read more

COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy – November 7

Dear University of Maine community members: Today, we are providing an update on the outbreak of COVID-19 cases among employees who work in our Facilities Management (FM) offices on our Orono campus. Asymptomatic testing of Facilities Management staff since Thursday has resulted in the identification of additional positive cases out of 43 total tests administered, […]

Read more

COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy – November 5

Dear University of Maine community members: This week, five UMaine employees have tested positive for COVID-19. All are administrative staff who work in Facilities Management offices on campus in Orono. They are experiencing minor symptoms, isolating at home and doing well. UMaine and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are involved in supporting all […]

Read more

Maine Memo — November 2

Tomorrow is Election Day, one of the most significant and symbolic days in a democracy. It was only 55 years ago that not everyone in our society had the right to vote. Today, I am ever-mindful of the importance of this basic right, and how hard-earned it has been and continues to be for so […]

Read more

Virtual Town Hall with Chancellor Malloy and President Ferrini-Mundy — November 2

University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy’s fall 2020 “Keep It Up” Campus Tour at the University of Maine included a virtual town hall. The Chancellor visited all University of Maine System universities and the University of Maine School of Law to highlight the many innovations, hard work and leadership that are making it possible to provide in-person […]

Read more

University of Maine System COVID-19 Testing Strategies, webinar presentation, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats — October 28

Chancellor Dannel Malloy, President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Associate Professor Melissa Maginnis presented University of Maine System COVID-19 Testing Strategies to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats on October 28, 2020. A PDF of the presentation is avaialable.

Read more