April 15, 2021

Take Part in the Tradition of the Maine Day of Giving

April 28, 2021 is Maine Day, also the Maine Day of Giving. Consider a gift to the University of Maine, and take part in the tradition of Maine Day near and far. Maine Day of Giving is an annual event that keeps the spirit of Maine Day alive whether you are on campus for Maine…

April 15, 2021

Internationally Renowned Alumna is Alan Miller Lecturer

Janine di Giovanni ’83 is internationally renowned for her gripping firsthand coverage of war zones and uprisings in Europe and Asia as well as for her essays and highly praised TED Talk. Di Giovanni, recipient of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2020 Dr. Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award, will discuss her career and coverage…

April 15, 2021

2021 Alumni Achievement Awards to be Celebrated May 20

The 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards celebration, which showcases and honors the extraordinary success of UMaine alumni and friends, will be held as a produced 90-minute online program. The program will highlight a collection of feature stories about each of our 2021 honorees and will be co-hosted by broadcast personalities Ric Tyler of Maine’s WVOM-FM and…

March 11, 2021

This beautiful summer scene could be yours!

A limited number of Summer University posters, created by Val Speaker Ireland ’81, are available for people who request them.  If you would like to receive one, please contact Aysha Vear at the Alumni Association. UMaine’s 2021 Summer University provides a range of courses during the summer months, and enrollment has begun for the 2021…

March 11, 2021

Three distinguished alumnae to be honored this month

You are invited to an online event on March 25 at 5:00 pm, when the UMaine Alumni Association will co-host the Maryann Hartman Awards with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.  The three awardees to be honored are UMaine alumnae Sharon Barker ’71, ’87G, retired director of UMaine’s Women’s Resource Center; Maulian Dana ’06,…

March 11, 2021

This UMaine senior probably saved at least one life

UMaine senior Joseph Cali’s speedy action likely saved lives, for which the Orono Police Department recently recognized him with a Courageous Citizen Award. Last December, as he drove down Bennoch Road on his way to the post office, Cali noticed a car moving slowly, and when he passed it, he realized that the driver was…

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February 16, 2021

Making History

THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE in Orono will be the largest beneficiary of the Harold Alfond Foundation’s historic investment in Maine’s public universities. In October, the foundation, established by its namesake in 1950, announced it would be providing more than $500 million in grants to Maine people and institutions. The grants are intended to grow Maine’s…

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February 16, 2021

Suzanne Kay Hart

THE UMAINE Alumni Association Board of Directors has voted to rename one of its most prestigious awards after a longtime Association volunteer and leader who passed away on October 9, 2020. In December, the board voted unanimously to rename the “Pine Tree Emblem Alumni Service Award” as the “Suzanne Kay Hart ’68 Alumni Service Award.”…

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February 16, 2021

UMaine Noted in Two Influential College Review Publications

UMaine is among the best 386 colleges in the nation, according to the 2021 edition of The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review annual guide gathers data on the nation’s 2,800 four-year colleges from administrators as well as surveys from students. UMaine also is highlighted in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021.The annual publication features more…

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February 16, 2021

Strickland ’75 Retires after 45-year UMaine Career

Claire Labrie Strickland ’75, a longtime budget officer at UMaine, retired in December after a 45-year career at her alma mater. Strickland, whose final post was as the university’s chief budget officer, arrived in Orono in 1971 to start her college career. After graduation she took a temporary clerk-typist position in the College of Arts…

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February 16, 2021

Students and Faculty Tackle Lab Coursework Remotely

The pandemic posed countless challenges, including the logistics and safety of teaching and performing chemistry in lab classes. When classes shifted last March from in-person to remote instruction, faculty and staff had to figure out how to provide students with a supervised, safe, hands-on learning experience. The department of chemistry responded by assembling more than…