September 16, 2022

Senior Alumni Reunion Brings 250 Alumni and Friends Back to Campus

Members of the classes of 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, and 1972 returned to campus to celebrate reunions with classmates and friends September 8-10. Reunion-goers enjoyed several open houses, opportunities to meet with and hear from current students, tours of buildings and facilities including the new Ferland Engineering Education and Design…

September 16, 2022

Caitlin Howell: Innovating with Inspiration from Nature

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Caitlin Howell ‘06, ‘08G, associate professor of biomedical engineering, a member of the University of Maine System Science Advisory Board, and research scientist at UMaine’s VEMI Lab. Howell, who studied biology at UMaine,…

September 15, 2022

Homecoming To Be Celebrated Next Month

Don’t miss your chance to join us in Orono for Homecoming 2022 October 14-15. Come cheer on the Black Bears when they take on the Monmouth Hawks at 1:00 on Saturday, and participate in other campus activities. Registration is open and available here.

September 15, 2022

Maine Hello Tradition Continues

First-year students and their families got a  Hearty Maine Hello and warm welcome on move-in day as they moved into their dorms. Students, faculty, and staff came together to help get students settled and acclimated to campus on August 26th. The fall semester began on Monday, August 29th.

September 15, 2022

Guidoboni Named Dean of the UMaine College of Engineering

Giovanna Guidoboni, associate dean for research and professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Maine, effective January 16, 2023. She will fill the position left by Dana Humphrey who retired August 31 after 36 years with the college.…

September 15, 2022

A New Chapter for UMaine Engineering

The E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (Ferland EEDC) opened last month with over 500 people from throughout the state attending the grand opening. The state-of-the-art facility will have the capacity to increase engineering enrollment by a third — 600 additional students a year — to meet the demand of students…

September 14, 2022

Broadway Rocks! Takes the Stage at the CCA

Alumnus Merritt David Janes ’04, Broadway actor, is returning to UMaine and gathering some of his friends and colleagues to perform on the CCA stage. Each will sing their favorite songs from the shows and roles they’ve performed on Broadway. Even more special is knowing Janes and several of his classmates originated Broadway Rocks while students at…

August 15, 2022

Orion Schwab: Innovating for Maine

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Orion Schwab, a rising senior and computer science major at UMaine who spent the summer as a fellow in the Innovate for Maine program run by the Foster Center for Innovation. Innovate for…

August 9, 2022

Intensive English Institute Students Enjoy Orono this Summer

This summer welcomed a new group of students to the Intensive English Institute (IEI) at UMaine from Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, and Ukraine. Because English language learning is so much more than being in the classroom, the institute works to provide additional cultural exchange, community building and community integration to its students.…

August 9, 2022

VEMI Lab Earns Federal Prize, Invited to White House for Self-Driving Car Research

The VEMI Lab’s pursuit of an inclusive smartphone software platform for self-driving cars earned them a $300,000 prize and an invitation to the White House. The lab won the prize in phase two of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inclusive Design Challenge with its Autonomous Vehicle Assistant (AVA) smartphone technology. VEMI leads the group designing…

August 9, 2022

Ralph Named Athletic Director for Southwestern University

University of Maine director of athletics Ken Ralph has been named athletic director at Southwestern University, effective September 15. Ralph will remain at UMaine through August 31. “It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in this role for the past four years,” says Ralph. “We have won championships, managed…