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December 8, 2022

Alumni Travel Program returns for 2023 Iceland excursion

The UMaine Alumni Travel Program, which previously traveled to Ireland and Italy with alumni, is offering a trip to Iceland. The November 4-10, 2023 trip, arranged through Collette, includes a tour of Reykjavik and a northern lights cruise before exploring other coastal and inland locations. Travelers will visit Thingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks, the geothermal…

November 22, 2022

Alumni Profile – Emily Albee

Nov. 22, 2022 Emily Albee: 2022 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year found a passion for education and social justice at UMaine Emily Albee (’06, ‘09G, ‘12G) says her high school students are often surprised to learn that she wasn’t entirely prepared for college when she started attending the University of Maine. The Hampden Academy social studies teacher is…

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…

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November 21, 2022

The Art of Giving Back

It’s Thanksgiving week and families are sharing their favorite dishes with relatives and friends. One may hear “Don’t forget the cranberry sauce!” The story behind that holiday food staple started with a few factors including a UMaine Alumnus and an honor society.  Marcus Urann, a Sullivan, ME native and graduate of the University of Maine,…

November 21, 2022

Jeremy Peña caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astrosshortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa‘s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Read more here.

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…

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November 2, 2022

Fourth Grade Teacher Sarah Collins ’08, ’14G Honored With Prestigious Milken Educator Award

A Hermon elementary school teacher was surprised recently as one of America’s top teachers. In front of a vibrant schoolwide assembly of cheering students, appreciative colleagues, local dignitaries and media, Sarah Collins, a fourth grade science teacher at Patricia A. Duran School, received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. Collins is the first…

October 24, 2022

The “Holy” Crop of Maine

During her days in Orono you could catch Leigh Kellis ’97 studying for Spanish exams—today, she has built a donut empire. What began as a few dozen donuts baked from her Munjoy Hill apartment each morning has become The Holy Donut, a Portland, ME based donut eatery, that boasts three locations with a fourth set…