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August 12, 2020

UMaine Reaches New Record in Research Grants

The University of Maine reached a new record by generating $104.2 million in research grants and awards during the fiscal year 2020. That figure is an all-time high level of externally generated research funding realized by UMaine, and stems from the university’s pursuit of growth in research. The number of larger awards has increased nearly…

August 12, 2020

President Appoints Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has appointed a Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and report on the University’s efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence. The 30-member council is co-chaired by Vice President Kimberly Whitehead, the president’s chief of staff, and Dr. Susan McKay, founding director of the Maine Center for…

August 12, 2020

Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine is Online

The latest issue of MAINE Alumni Magazine is now available online. This special expanded edition, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, includes first-person stories about how the Class of 2020, UMaine alumni, and the university itself responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also includes profiles of 2020 Alumni Achievement Award recipients George Smith ’70, Janine di…

August 12, 2020

“Expedition Everest” Highlighted in Upcoming Webinar

Join the Alumni Association on August 20th at 10 AM (Eastern) for a  Zoom presentation by Dr. Paul Mayewski, director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute. In 2019, Mayewski led a team of researchers to Mount Everest to install the world’s highest weather-monitoring stations. Funded by National Geographic and Rolex, the expedition was the subject of the…

August 5, 2020

Maine-made Research Satellite to Launch

Photo courtesy of AMSAT The University of Maine, in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine and three Maine schools, will create and launch a research satellite within the next three years. UMaine graduate students will work with USM undergraduates to design, develop, and test the first Maine-built satellite, as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch…

August 5, 2020

Alumni Association Webinar Series Proves Popular

Prompted by restrictions on in-person events, the Alumni Association has launched a series of online discussions and presentations addressing a wide range of topics related to alumni interests and public affairs. Using Zoom, an internet-based video conferencing system, the first series of 60- to 90-minute webinars have addressed topics such as journalistic ethics, the pandemic’s…

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August 5, 2020

Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center Under Construction

A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center in late April. Construction began in May, with workers following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022. The Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center will house the Biomedical Engineering Program and…

August 5, 2020

Enrollment at UMaine Remains Strong Despite the Pandemic

Visits to the Orono campus are a powerful recruitment tool, but when in March the pandemic closed the campus, UMaine Admissions shifted its focus to an online strategy. The increase in online content proved effective, and new student enrollment remains strong. Approximately 2,200 incoming students, both first-year and transfer students, have confirmed their plans to…

August 5, 2020

Class of 2020

Although the student-planned “Coronamencement” (above) was memorable, the Class of 2020 missed out on a traditional May Commencement. However, that doesn’t lessen their accomplishments. The UMaine Alumni Association is proud to recognize each 2020 graduate. < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine Photo by Linda Coan O’Kresik, Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News. CLASS…

August 5, 2020

Shifting Gears

Hear from University leadership on how they have shifted gears due to the pandemic. The photo above was taken from the Dean of Students Welcome Back to Campus Video. Click here to watch. Robert Dana Student Life VP Most important has been our responsibility to assure the safety of students. That has been job number…

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August 5, 2020

UMaine’s Matchmaker

Ward forges partnerships to address health, safety, and economic needs < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine JAKE WARD, UMAINE’S vice president for innovation and economic development, is no stranger to coalition building. As head of the Office of Innovation and Economic Development, he is involved in connecting individuals and groups statewide and beyond…