October 4, 2018

A Warm Welcome for President Ferrini-Mundy

About 125 Bangor area alumni and friends offered UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy a warm welcome last month at the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor during a reception hosted by the Alumni Association. The event offered individuals a chance to meet the new president, learn her priorities for the new school year, and connect…

September 17, 2018

Ballot Questions Would Modernize Neville Hall

UMaine will receive $1.5 million to modernize Neville Hall if Maine voters approve Question 4 on the state’s November 6th ballot. The improvements are part of a $49 million proposal to improve facilities at Maine’s public universities, especially those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree programs. The improvements are particularly important to…

September 17, 2018

Prof. Mark Brewer is UMaine’s Expert on Political Parties and Elections

Prof. Mark Brewer‘s political science expertise receives particular attention from the general public during election seasons, but his research on political behavior takes place year-round. And regardless of one’s position on current American politics, political behavior is a lively topic that receives a lot of attention these days. Brewer, the September recipient of the Alumni…

September 17, 2018

UMaine Welcomes the Class of 2022

The University of Maine welcomed incoming first-year students on August 31st, 2018. Returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers took part in the campus-wide event to greet students and families. Click here to view a quick highlight of the day.  

September 17, 2018

Ken Ralph Name New UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, former Director of Athletics at Colorado College, began his new role of Director of Athletics at UMaine on September 1st. “Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.  “We…

August 10, 2018

UMaine Set to Help Shape the Future of Bridge Construction

UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center showed off another of its many innovations last week: the successful testing of the “72-Hour Bridge,” a bridge system that can be built in fewer than three days and is designed to last 100 years with little or no maintenance. The project is part of the Transportation Infrastructure Durability…

August 10, 2018

UMaine Hires New Vice President for Enrollment Management

Lizzie Wahab has been named UMaine’s new vice president for enrollment management. Her role includes overseeing the university’s recruitment and admissions operations. Wahab also handles those responsibilities for the University of Maine at Machias, which in 2017 became an affiliated campus of UMaine. Wahab has more than 18 years of experience in higher education leadership.…

August 10, 2018

UMaine Recognized in National Publications

The University of Maine has been highlighted as one of 300 “best and most interesting” colleges by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and then again in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition.” The Fiske profile notes the university’s safety, reasonable costs, strong academic programs and faculty, and welcoming environment. It cites UMaine’s…

April 9, 2018

Professor DePoy Exemplifies UMaine’s Three-Part Mission

A review of Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” DePoy’s academic profile might give some the impression that she never sleeps. DePoy, the April recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award, has accumulated a remarkable list of accomplishments relevant to UMaine’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. As a result, she is well regarded by students and colleagues…

March 12, 2018

Professor Richard Brucher does not shy away from drama

Brucher, this month’s Faculty Excellence Award recipient, specializes in Shakespeare and other dramatic works of the English Renaissance as well as modern European and American drama. He is particularly interested in early modern revenge plays, but he also studies and teaches the forms that retribution takes in modern literature and drama. His comparisons span centuries…