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January 20, 2023

2023 Homecoming Dates Announced

Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2023 will take place October 13-14th and is open to all alumni. Homecoming activities will include campus tours, a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village pre-game tailgate party, the Homecoming football game against Long Island University, and much more. Class Reunion activities will be held for the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,…

January 18, 2023

Goos Family Studio expands UMaine’s ceramics curriculum

As far as art goes, ceramics are exceptionally bulky. Ceramics classes need space for clay, drying shelves, kilns and a variety of glazes. For university art programs, the equipment-heavy ceramics can often fall by the wayside, even if interest is high. Thanks to a generous donation from Sam and Sarah Goos, whose daughter Ariel studied…

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December 14, 2022

Killy named UMaine director of athletics

Jude Killy, deputy director of athletics and chief of staff at Miami University, has been named University of Maine director of athletics, effective Jan. 30. Killy has been a member of the Miami University community since 2008. He has been deputy director of athletics and chief of staff since 2018, overseeing the operations of the…

December 12, 2022

UMaine receives award from Governor’s Energy Office to launch new programs and courses on offshore wind

University of Maine faculty will help meet the workforce demand of the offshore wind industry by offering students more training for future careers with new courses, micro-credentials and an undergraduate concentration in offshore wind energy, made possible with a $266,669 award from the Governor’s Energy Office’s Clean Energy Partnership program. The initiative, OffshoreWind4Maine, led by…

December 12, 2022

UMaine leads $3 million study on how warming Arctic affects American lobster in New England, Atlantic Canada

Investigating how a rapidly warming Arctic will affect American lobster populations and the communities that depend on them in New England and Atlantic Canada will be the focus of a University of Maine-led study backed by a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic Program (NNA). Richard Wahle, director of…

November 22, 2022

First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

On Nov. 21, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partners included MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute.…

November 21, 2022

UMaine Climate Change Institute celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. In 1973, professor emeritus Harold Borns, whose research focused on glaciers and glaciation in Maine, founded the Institute for Quaternary Studies with the goal of…

November 21, 2022

UMaine among Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges nationwide for 2023

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Maine 34 out of its 50 most environmentally responsible higher education institutions in the nation for 2023. UMaine is featured in “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition,” which includes 455 institutions with the strongest commitments to the environment demonstrated through their practices, policies and programs.…

November 21, 2022

Gill earns an inaugural Excellence in Science Communication award from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

University of Maine paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill is one of the inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The awards recognize researchers and science journalists “who have developed creative, original work that addresses issues and advances in science, engineering and/or…

October 13, 2022

UMaine Alumni assist in recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian

On September 28, 2022, about 2.5 million people residing in Florida were asked to leave their homes in anticipation of one of the deadliest hurricanes in decades.  Floridians are no stranger to hurricanes, however Ian changed the lives of many. Health care workers, utility workers and members of other non-profit organizations made their way to…