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May 14, 2021

Floating Offshore Wind Power Project highlighted in recent webinar

The May 11 presentation by Dr. Habib Dagher, executive director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, on UMaine’s offshore wind program, can be viewed online. UMaine is collaborating with New England Aqua Ventus LLC, a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second-largest company in…

May 14, 2021

Celebrate the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards with us!

Please join us on Thursday evening, May 20th at 6-7:30 p.m. (Eastern), for the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony. The online event, sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory, will honor seven individuals and one family for their individual accomplishments and service to others. This year’s theme, “Common Threads,” recognizes the intertwined experience of attending UMaine, “the…

April 15, 2021

Upcoming Webinar Features Prominent Franco American

The UMaine Alumni Association and Franco American Centre are co-hosting a webinar celebrating the release of First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics, and Love, a biography of Maine’s first Franco American Supreme Court Justice. The book is published by the University of Maine’s Franco American Programs, in association with the University of Maine Press.…

Fighting Times book cover; Co-authors Isaac Knapper and Amy Banks; Portland Press Herald Clipping from 1979; and Professor Ronald Banks
April 15, 2021

1979 Murder of UMaine Professor was Topic of April 12 Webinar

A forthcoming book about the 1979 murder of a University of Maine history professor was the subject of a recent webinar co-hosted by the University of Maine Alumni Association and the Maine Historical Society.  The presenters–Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper, co-authors of Fighting Time—have unique perspectives. Banks was the teenage daughter of Professor Ronald Banks,…

April 15, 2021

Innovators of UMaine: Jill Pelto ’15, ’18G

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. This month, Innovators of UMaine showcases Jill Pelto ‘15, ‘18G, a Maine-based artist and scientist who incorporates scientific research and data into pieces designed to raise awareness about environmental topics. Climate change is a key theme in Pelto’s work, which…

March 15, 2021

Survey says: Nearly 1 in 3 alumni hold management positions

More than 10,000 Black Bear alumni in Maine hold management positions in their place of employment.  They comprise the largest type of employment among the roughly 33,000 working-age UMaine alumni in the state’s workforce.  The findings are part of an extensive study of UMaine alumni in Maine and in the U.S. Conducted by the Margaret…

Photo depicting police waring riot gear at a rally with sparks flying
February 16, 2021

A Life in Pictures

GINA FERAZZI frantically loads her Ford Fusion for a 300-mile drive north from her home in Riverside, California, to Mammoth in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She says good-bye to Charlie, her Goldendoodle, who sulks when she departs. It’s November 19, 2020, the end of a typical week in Ferazzi’s life as a staff photographer for…