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UMaine Professor Per Garder
December 13, 2016

UMaine Engineering Professor Per Gårder Focused on Safety

People tell UMaine Engineering Professor Per Gårder that he’s a life-saver. For good reason. In 1992, along with UMaine colleague Dr. John Alexander, Gårder began the first academic research in the United States on the effectiveness of rumble strips, those corrugated sections of roadway that create loud noise and vibration when a vehicle’s tires cross…

Dr Richard Powell
November 22, 2016

UMaine Alumni Association Honors Dr. Richard Powell

Like so many others who move to Maine from elsewhere, Dr. Richard “Rich” Powell was drawn to the state’s natural beauty and special quality of life. Those attributes, as well as connections within the political science community, led him in 2001 to the University of Maine, where he has become a highly regarded teacher, researcher,…

Adrienne White Oct faculty excellence award
October 31, 2016

UMaine Alumni Association Honors Dr. Adrienne White

To many, Dr. Adrienne White, professor of food science and human nutrition, is the personification of a land-grant university. A UMaine faculty member since 1988, Dr. White has influenced thousands of lives as a teacher, researcher, mentor, and public servant. She has also earned state and national recognition as a ground-breaker and leader in the…

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October 26, 2016

Leading UMaine researcher perishes in accident in Antarctica

Gordon Hamilton, a University of Maine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, died in a field accident Oct. 22 while conducting research in Antarctica. He was 50. Hamilton, a physical glaciologist, was working on White Island in the Ross Archipelago in Antarctica, an area…

Marine Sciences undergrads demo unmanned sailboat
October 10, 2016

Marine sciences undergrads to demo, launch unmanned sailboat on European voyage

2016 Atlantic Miniboat Regatta with a nearly 5-foot unmanned sailboat equipped with GPS to track its voyage to Europe by way of the ocean currents. The regatta is organized by Educational Passages, a Belfast, Maine-based program that teaches school-age children about ocean sciences. Since 2008, the program has worked with university partners and others to…

March 3, 2016

Maine Matters Award

Starting in Fall 2016, the University of Maine is pleased to announce our new financial aid program for in-state students called the Maine Matters Program. The program is made up of the Maine Matters Award, Merit Scholarships and the Maine Match. See below for requirements. Maine Matters Award Every in-state student admitted to the University…

March 1, 2016

University of Maine to host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Maine has been selected as one of 37 institutions nationwide as partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UMaine will host 25 emerging public management leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa for a six-week academic and leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington…

2016 UMaine Alumni Black Bear Marathon
February 28, 2016

Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

The University of Maine Alumni Association presented the second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 5. The cool morning offered optimal conditions for the runners. All three races began on the track at UMaine’s Harold Alfond Stadium. The 26.2-mile course, a double loop of a 13.1-mile course, began on the…