November 29, 2023

“Global Mega-Trends and The Maine Economy” Webinar

Hear from Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Sport Management & Marketing. Dr. Norm O’Reilly has expertise in a range of business topics, including analytics, marketing, sponsorship, social media, sport finance, social marketing, physical activity and management education. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, 14 case studies…

January 23, 2023

UMaine Alumnus Matt James ’05 takes technology by storm

A software company created by a UMaine alumnus is connecting people with educational resources providing lifelong learning opportunities.  Matt James ’05, co-founder and COO of software company CourseStorm, streamlined educational resources for communities in Maine and nationwide. Whether you’re seeking to take piano lessons, get a handle on the pottery wheel, or even learn a…

December 12, 2022

UMaine leads $3 million study on how warming Arctic affects American lobster in New England, Atlantic Canada

Investigating how a rapidly warming Arctic will affect American lobster populations and the communities that depend on them in New England and Atlantic Canada will be the focus of a University of Maine-led study backed by a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic Program (NNA). Richard Wahle, director of…

October 13, 2022

John Belding: Facilitating the Future of Maine Manufacturing

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from John Belding ‘96, director of UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), an engineering support and research center specializing in precision manufacturing. Over the past several years, the AMC has completed a series of major…

October 13, 2022

Groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 1 for $28M hotel project at UMaine

Editor’s note: story updated Oct. 7, 2022. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Oct. 1 at the University of Maine for a $28 million project to renovate Coburn and Holmes halls, two of the oldest buildings on campus, both of which have been unoccupied for more than a decade, and develop them into boutique hotels.…

March 18, 2022

Tuning Up

  By Ashley Forbes THE FIRST TIME Brian Harris ’11 met his future business partner, Owen McCarthy ’10, Harris was not dressed to impress. It was the summer before Harris’ first year at the University of Maine and he was at home in West Enfield, Maine, waiting for a few brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon…

January 13, 2022

University Inn Sold to Technology Company

The University Inn and Academic Suites, situated on College Avenue and overlooking the Stillwater River in Orono, was sold in December and will become an office complex for Texas-based Tyler Technologies. The familiar landmark opened in 1964, and served generations of alumni with its 48 hotel rooms. Tyler Technologies provides software and services to public…

Harold Alfond update
August 17, 2021

Video Showcases Plans for Alfond Gift

UMaine Athletics released a video in February outlining plans for the $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The funds will advance the state’s only Division 1 athletics program and benefit athletes in addition to providing a space for community events. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy noted that when completed, the master plan and the…

Portland Waterfront
August 17, 2021

UMaine Establishes Portland Gateway

The University of Maine has established the Portland Gateway to provide a one-stop connection and point of access to the vast array of innovative research, education, and outreach resources, programs, and services at the state’s research university in Orono and its facilities statewide. Portland Gateway acts as the front door for the university engagement in…