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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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Expert Testimony on Capitol Hill, March 6

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy provided expert testimony March 6 on Capitol Hill as part of “Inclusion in Tech: How Diversity Benefits All Americans,” a hearing held by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Ferrini-Mundy discussed the opportunities at various levels of the educational chain to […]

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R & D Town Hall, Feb. 25

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and UMaine Faculty Senate President David Townsend led a town hall conversation on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Wells Conference Center. The topic was the future of research and development at UMaine and UMaine Machias in the context of the R & D plan that is being […]

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RiSE Center Colloquium, Feb. 4, 2019

The importance of education research, and the roles and challenges for government, policy, and researchers, was the focus of a presentation by University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy at the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) Colloquium on Feb. 4 on campus. View presentation PDF

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Thanksgiving message from President Ferrini-Mundy: Nov. 21

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias faculty, staff, students, and friends, Thank you to all for doing what you do to advance our great universities. Your commitment, energy, and ideas are what make UMaine and UMM such wonderful places to be. Rick and I thank you, too, for the very warm […]

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