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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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Philosophy (continues) Across the Ages

Kirsten Jacobson, chair of the University of Maine Department of Philosophy, and Orono High School English teacher Jim Bulteel lead a virtual humanities collaboration called Philosophy Across the Ages at Orono High School. Philosophy Across the Ages connects UMaine undergraduate and Orono High students through regular seminar-style discussions of philosophical texts from ancient to contemporary […]

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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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CLAS faculty reflect on remote learning

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has a Reflections on Remote Learning webpage, providing faculty perspectives on the benefits, challenges and practical components of remote learning.

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School of Nursing faculty partner with K–12 schools statewide

The School of Nursing partners with almost every K–12 school in the state of Maine to provide UMaine students clinical experiences. This semester, nursing students placed in schools will support COVID screenings and management. They will also participate in mass influenza immunizations across Penobscot Country to maximize children immunized to influenza.

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School of Social Work graduate students in Maine schools

The School of Social Work currently has six master of social work students placed in Maine schools — the Biddeford School System, Oakland School, the Bangor School System, and The Collaborative School, a special treatment school in New Gloucester. Over two semesters the students will complete 400 to 500 hours of service working alongside, and […]

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CSD, Conley partner with RSU 10

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Conley Speech, Language, and Hearing Center partner with the RSU 10 (Hartford Sumner Elementary School and Buckfield Junior High School), Orono schools, Hermon schools, Brewer Community School, Vine Street School and All Saints School in Bangor, and Ella Lewis School in Steuben.

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New STEM field research and education programs for HS students

Seth Campbell, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, will trial new STEM field research and education programs for high school students at the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) facilities in summer 2021. Up to 60 high school students from first-generation college and low-income families are expected to participate in the […]

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Should individual employees be using the supplies request form to place PPE orders in order to conduct research and other activities specific to their research groups?

No. The COVID-19 Essential Supplies Request Form was not designed for individuals to order supplies. UMaine’s Emergency Operations Center supply chain was developed to document all supplies directly relate to the COVID 19 mitigation efforts. Depending how a division is organized, unit supervisors or above should be the only ones placing orders. Those orders should also intersect […]

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Does the university have a COVID-19 Response Team?

For several months’ members of the University of Maine Community have been working to effectively reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission and plan for containment should an outbreak occur. Reduction strategies range from issuing hand sanitizer to developing high-level safety zones and operating protocols for our research facilities. These collaborative efforts are being guided by […]

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Are face coverings required at UMaine and UMM?

Yes. More information is online under the heading: Should I wear a face covering while working? University of Maine System Safety Management also has a video about protocols for voluntary use of filtering facepieces and cloth face coverings. Signage at street entrances confirms that face coverings are required by everyone while on campus.

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Can I use a face shield in place of a face covering?

The face shield alone is not a substitute for a face covering. Face shields can substantially reduce the short-term exposure of healthcare workers to large infectious aerosol particles, but smaller particles can remain airborne longer and flow around the face shield more easily to be inhaled. Thus, face shields provide a useful adjunct to respiratory […]

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What protocols should be followed by employees returning from out-of-state travel to UMaine and UMM campuses, and UMaine facilities and offices statewide? (Currently not including the states of Vermont and New Hampshire)

Updated December 14, 2020: Quarantine period lowered from 14 to 10 days per CDC guidance.  Those asymptomatic faculty and staff who have recently traveled outside of Maine and are returning to campus are subject to Maine CDC-recommended measures based on their prior travel (CDC travel advisories) and out-of-state home locations (regions/states with sustained community transmission). […]

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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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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM) — Update #3

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #3 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 08/26/2020 Report Date: 08/26/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #3

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #3 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 08/25/2020 Report Date: 08/25/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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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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