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UMaine Alumni Achievement Awards Announced

The recognized “father of the personal computer,” a noted heart surgeon, a widely respected higher education leader, and a fast-rising young attorney are among the Black Bear alumni to be honored as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. Chuck Peddle has been chosen for the Alumni Career Award, the…

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“Healing Our Democracy” the Theme of UMaine’s Annual Mitchell Lecture

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell presented the annual Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability on Oct. 4 on campus. “Healing Our Democracy” addressed some of the economic, social, and political factors that contribute to the polarization in the U.S. today. Besides discussing the challenges that polarization presents, Senator Mitchell also addressed some of the ways that communities…

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Maine Voters Approve University Bond Proposal

UMaine and the other institutions of the University of Maine System will be receiving $49 million to upgrade campus learning facilities, thanks to voter approval of Question 4 on November 6. With nearly all ballots counted, Question 4 received more than 54 percent of the statewide vote. “Passage of this bond is a critical investment…

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Winter Session Registration is Now Open!

UMaine’s Winter Session, an opportunity for learners of all ages to take university courses to earn college credit online, will run Dec. 27, 2018 through Jan. 16, 2019. Registration is open and a list of courses is available here. Third-year student Lydia Elwell, history and education major, has many positive things to say about the program.…

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Pres. Joan Ferrini-Mundy Hosts a Campus-Wide Town Hall Meeting at Buchanan Alumni House

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy hosted a campus-wide Town Hall meeting at Buchanan Alumni House on October 30. Over 100 faculty, staff, and administrators attended the meeting, which was moderated by Prof. David Townsend ’74, ’81 Ph.D., faculty senate president. President Ferrini-Mundy discussed student enrollment, research, partnerships, updates, and other concerns, and took questions from the audience.…

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Bourque ’89 Receives Portland Area Alumni’s Rudy Vallee Award

Michael Bourque ’89, president and CEO of MEMIC, received the Rudy Vallee award from the University of Maine Alumni Chapter of Southern Maine on Nov. 8th. The award was given to honor Bourque’s community involvement and enhancement of the University of Maine image.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will support a scholarship…

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‘Framing Maine’ Series Features Authors Who Write About Maine

Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist were featured at the Nov. 8th Framing Maine series titled Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State. The event included readings from their works, discussions on writing as a craft, and how the state of Maine has influenced their writing. Doiron and Lindquist, husband and…

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Ken Ralph Named UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, Director of Athletics at Colorado College, has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at the University of Maine, effective Sept. 1. “Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising and community outreach,” says UMaine President Joan…

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UMaine Set to Help Shape the Future of Bridge Construction

UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center showed off another of its many innovations last week: the successful testing of the “72-Hour Bridge,” a bridge system that can be built in fewer than three days and is designed to last 100 years with little or no maintenance. The project is part of the Transportation Infrastructure Durability…

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Art Professor’s “Ode to Nature” Showcased

Greg Ondo, UMaine associate professor of art, creates art that reflects a sense of place. His multi-layered and multi-faceted environmental art pieces are on display at Lord Hall on the UMaine campus. To watch the full feature on his work, click here.  

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