Friday Futurecasts and Updates from Campus Leaders

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Friday Futurecast — November 20

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As we look forward to the Thanksgiving break and prepare to go […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 13

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As we come to the last full week of in-person classes in […]

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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, […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 6

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall ’20–Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, I find that each week I need to open with my thanks […]

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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 […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 30

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, The weeks go by so quickly, and as we approach this weekend, we complete […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 23

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As we complete the eighth week of the semester, I again want to thank […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 16

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As the weather gets colder, as we move into the second half of the […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 9

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, One of the joys of being president is to meet and connect with you […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 2

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As we come to the close of our fifth week of the fall 2020 semester, it is a good time to take stock, cautiously. Right now in our campus communities, we have three active cases of COVID-19 and one student quarantining […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 25

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Next Tuesday through Thursday, we start the second round of phase three random sampling […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 18

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, This afternoon, Chancellor Malloy and I sent a letter to students that noted: “Today, […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 11

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Fall 2020 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Fall 2020 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Today is the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies, and we remember those who […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 4

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As we conclude our first week of classes for the fall 2020 […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 28

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Thank you to […]

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COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy — August 25

Dear University of Maine community members: I want to update our community on our COVID-19 response and our plans, particularly for this week and next. Our Emergency Operations Center is helping manage phases one and two of our asymptomatic testing process, and our COVID-19 Response Team is continuously monitoring contact tracking and communicating with the […]

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COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy — August 22

Dear University of Maine community members: This weekend, I am writing to provide further context regarding the three positive COVID-19 cases in the University of Maine community and additional information about the comprehensive, science-based plans we have in place for surveillance and response. Those three cases involved two off-campus students who share an apartment, and […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 21

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. COVID-19 Community Update from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: I […]

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COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy — August 21

Dear members of the University of Maine community: I’m writing to you this afternoon to let you know that two University of Maine students living off campus in Orono and one student living in a fraternity house have tested positive for COVID-19. Maine Center for Disease Control protocols are in place. The students are in […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 14

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication To promote transparency, the […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 7

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication A new video for […]

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Friday Futurecast — July 31

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication UMaine had five live […]

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Provost Message — July 30

Good day to you all: At the town hall on teaching modalities on Wednesday, faculty members raised several questions and voiced some concerns. The purpose of this note is to respond to those questions. Please keep asking and please keep working with each other, your chairs, directors, coordinators and deans to find the best answers […]

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Virtual information sessions for UMaine faculty — July 27–31

Five virtual information sessions for University of Maine faculty were held July 27–31. The first, led by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy and Interim Provost Faye Gilbert, was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate and AFUM. This is a link to a recording of the July 27 information session. The […]

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Friday Futurecast — July 24

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication A virtual town hall […]

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Friday Futurecast — July 17

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication Numerous virtual town halls […]

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Friday Futurecast — July 10

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast, providing the latest updates on our plans for fall, how we are preparing, and what to expect. These updates are archived on the UMaine Return to Campus website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Return to Campus website. Transparent and continuing communication Nearly 600 incoming students […]

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Message for our UMaine community and international colleagues — July 10

UMaine community and international colleagues: This message is to clarify how the guidance issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on July 6 impacts our international students at UMaine. We know that many of you will have follow-up questions and we will be holding sessions for both graduate and undergraduate students next week. Please look […]

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Provost Message — July 8

Good day to you all: The University of Maine will be open for learning this fall. Faculty and staff are working now to transition student schedules that were completed in the spring to fall 2020 choices. UMaine is following federal and state health and safety guidance to maintain the well-being of our campus and support […]

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