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July 13, 2021

UMaine Announces the Appointment of Three New Deans

Three new deans recently joined the University of Maine. Norm O’Reilly is dean of the Graduate School of Business, Diane Rowland was named dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and Ellen Weinauer will join UMaine as dean of the Honors College.   O’Reilly is a former professor and assistant dean at the University…

July 13, 2021

UMaine Receives Walter Harrison Cup

The University of Maine was awarded the 2020-21 Walter Harrison Academic Cup in recognition of the school’s student-athletes, who earned a grade point average of 3.62, the highest grade point average recorded in league history.  The Walter Harrison Academic Cup is awarded annually to the America East institution whose student-athletes post the highest GPA. This…

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June 9, 2021

Nagle Receives Prestigious Award

Margaret Nagle ’96G, senior director of public relations at the University of Maine, received the 2021 Steve Gould Award for demonstrating superior qualities of unselfishness and compassion in service to the university and its ideals. Nagle generates stories, handles media relations, and edits UMaine Today, a nationally distributed magazine that highlights faculty and student creativity…

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June 9, 2021

College of Education and Human Development Announces New Dean

Dr. Penny Bishop, a professor of education and former associate dean at the University of Vermont, is the new dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Bishop was previously a member of the University of Vermont faculty and served as associate dean in the UVM College of Education and Social…

June 9, 2021

Portland Gateway Newly Established

The University of Maine has established the Portland Gateway to provide a one-stop connection and point of access to the vast array of innovative research, education, and outreach resources, programs, and services at the state’s research university in Orono and its facilities statewide.  Portland Gateway acts as the front door for the university engagement in…

May 14, 2021

Tradition of Maine Day continues this year

While Maine Day looked a little different this year, students welcomed the chance to participate in the annual tradition of beautifying the campus. At Buchanan Alumni House, members of All Maine Women, Senior Skulls, Sophomore Eagles, and Sophomore Owls worked together to add mulch and compost to Buchanan’s gardens. Besides these efforts by students and…

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 13, 2021

UMaine 2021 virtual commencement honors graduates

The University of Maine’s 218th Commencement honored the achievements of the more than 2,000 UMaine students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2021. In place of a traditional face-to-face commencement, the university created a virtual commencement presentation, which included video of students’ in-person stage walks, congratulatory remarks by valedictorian Bailey West, and a keynote by…

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…