March 13, 2020

Here’s How UMaine is Responding to COVID-19

This creative diagram is circulating widely on social media. It offers Black Bears and friends a well-intentioned “how-to” for washing hands thoroughly and long enough to reduce the possibility of contracting COVID-19, a newly identified type of coronavirus.  COVID-19 has had a greatly disruptive impact on campus life in Orono and throughout the U.S. Most…

January 30, 2020

Powell Named Distinguished Maine Professor

RICHARD J. POWELL, a member of the University of Maine’s political science faculty for nearly two decades, has been selected as the 2020 Distinguished Maine Professor, the university’s most prestigious faculty award. Powell was chosen from among six finalists by a review panel representing alumni, current and retired faculty, and the UMaine student body. He…

January 17, 2020

Homecoming Weekend 2020 Dates Set

The University of Maine’s Homecoming will take place this year October 16th through the 18th. Homecoming Reunion classes include 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. The weekend will feature a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village Tailgate, football game, Maine Marketplace, and more! Save the date!

December 13, 2019

UMaine Has New Podcast Series: The Maine Question

The University of Maine has introduced a podcast series that informs listeners about a range of topics. The Maine Question explores research topics and interviews with alumni, faculty, and the campus community. Recent podcasts have introduced listeners to topics ranging from food science challenges to Maine’s reuse economy and what eDNA means for Maine’s coastal…

December 13, 2019

Video Pays Tribute to UMaine’s Machine Tool Lab

The Machine Tool Lab has provided space for mechanical engineering technology students to gain hands-on experience since it was constructed in 1934. This nine-minute video traces the lab’s history. The building will be replaced by a state-of-the-art lab located within the Ferland Engineering Education & Design Center.  

December 13, 2019

Executive Alum Returns to Visit Maine Business School

Bob Sherlock ’77, chief marketing officer and partner with the international consulting firm Chief Outsiders, returned to campus recently as a visiting executive. A Rhode Island native who now resides in suburban Chicago, Sherlock’s long career includes senior roles with General Electric and Wickes, for which he served as vice president for marketing. While in…

December 13, 2019

Vice President for Enrollment Management Meets with Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

R. Lizzie Wahab, UMaine’s vice president for enrollment management, recently met with the Alumni Association’s board of directors to update the board on student recruitment strategies. The Alumni Association is collaborating with Wahab’s office to connect alumni with prospective students and their influencers, primarily parents and high school guidance counselors. One of Wahab’s ongoing initiatives…

November 18, 2019

Register for Winter Session!

Registration for University of Maine’s Winter Session, that runs December 27, 2019 through January 16, 2020, is now open. The more than 40 online courses include several general education requirements, as well as some upper-level courses. Winter Session courses are intensive in nature, with students earning three credits in three weeks. For more information, including…

November 18, 2019

UMaine Receives $1 Million Pledge from Pratt & Whitney for Engineering Center

The E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center received a significant boost recently, when Pratt & Whitney pledged $1 million toward the center’s machine tool suite. Read more here. Individuals photographed from left to right: Jeffery N. Mills ’82, UMaine Foundation president/CEO; Dana Humphrey, UMaine dean of engineering; Kevin McDonnell, director of engineering, Pratt…

October 11, 2019

It’s Official: UMaine Has the World’s Largest 3D Printer  

The world’s largest 3D printer was unveiled at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) last week. More than 250 people attended the dedication ceremony, including a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, who presented an official proclamation of the massive machine’s record-holding status.  Using nanocellulose, a wood-based type of biodegradable plastic developed…