March 9, 2023

UMaine’s Fogler Library receives important addition to its conservation and resource management holdings — the W. Kent Olson Conservation Papers

Orono, Maine — Conservationist and author Ken Olson has donated his professional papers to Fogler Library at the University of Maine, complementing materials the state’s largest library holds relating to the environment, resource conservation and policy in Maine and elsewhere. Olson is a 1968 graduate of the university, where he was a Senior Skull and…

January 31, 2023

University of Maine Alum Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine alum Jackie Malvin ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I…

November 2, 2022

Fourth Grade Teacher Sarah Collins ’08, ’14G Honored With Prestigious Milken Educator Award

A Hermon elementary school teacher was surprised recently as one of America’s top teachers. In front of a vibrant schoolwide assembly of cheering students, appreciative colleagues, local dignitaries and media, Sarah Collins, a fourth grade science teacher at Patricia A. Duran School, received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. Collins is the first…

March 14, 2022

“The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the US and the World” Webinar Recording Available

Watch the webinar “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the US and the World,” which took place on March 3 and is available online. Presented by the UMaine Alumni Association, the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, the School of Policy and International Affairs, and the Department of Political Science, the…

December 9, 2021

Nominate a Service-Focused Alum for an Alumni Achievement Award Today

Do you know an alum who has a history of involvement with the UMaine Alumni Association? There’s still time to nominate an alumnus or alumna for the Suzanne K. Hart ’68 Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes exemplary leadership and extensive service, in multiple ways and over a lengthy period of time, to promote the…

December 9, 2021

Recent Graduate Works to Help Educators Teach Native History

Nolan Altvater ’21 is working to create resources and fill gaps that will help Maine educators teach Native history and culture. The Passamaquoddy student, who is enrolled at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is coordinating with Portland public school educators and tribal leaders to develop resources and materials that will assist K-12 educators in…

November 25, 2021

Journalistic Ethics During the COVID 19 Pandemic

How well are the news media covering the pandemic? How well are the news media covering media coverage of the pandemic? Dr. Michael J. Socolow, a noted media historian and faculty member of UMaine’s Department of Communication and Journalism, addresses these and other questions posed by participating alumni and friends about media ethics and practices.…

October 14, 2021

UMaine Art Museum Expands

The Zillman Museum of Art opened its five new galleries in early September, expanding its exhibition space by more than 40 percent. The museum, which moved to downtown Bangor two decades ago, collects and presents contemporary art. Admission is free. Museum director George Kinghorn told the Portland Press Herald that the expansion “will enable us…

October 14, 2021

Upcoming Inaugural Civil Rights Presentation Available to Stream

The UMaine Alumni Association and the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP are pleased to present the inaugural Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series with Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper, co-authors of “Fighting Time,” on the UMaine campus at Wells Conference Center. Banks and Knapper will present on their book about Knapper’s wrongful conviction for the…

October 12, 2021

Summer Gardening Webinar

Watch UMaine alumni Katherine  Garland ’01, ’09G, a horticulturalist with UMaine Cooperative Extension address frequently asked questions about flower and vegetable gardening, suggest things that could still be planted in a vegetable garden in late June, and provide an overview of UMaine Cooperative Extension’s resources to help both experienced and new gardeners.