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September 10, 2020

Nominations Sought for 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition?  Nominations are being sought for the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. The deadline for nominations is…

September 10, 2020

Alumni Association Welcomes Three New Officers

Three board members have assumed leadership positions at the UMaine Alumni Association. Robert M. Frank III ’88, Kristen McAlpine ’06, ’08, and Justin Labonte ’10 (pictured left to right above) recently stepped into new roles.   Frank is the new president of the UMaine Alumni Association. He is a senior principal, chief business development officer,…

August 14, 2020

Alumni Association Offers Virtual September Reunion

Please join us from the comfort of your home on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23-24, for Reunion 2020, celebrating the Classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, and Senior Alumni! Because of COVID-19 health and safety precautions, this year’s Reunion will be held online instead of on campus. Reunion will feature a variety of live…

August 12, 2020

Di Giovanni ’83 Sheds Light on Experiences Writing about People in War-Torn Countries

Janine di Giovanni ’83, recipient of the Alumni Association’s Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award, has spent more than three decades writing about the lives of people in war-torn regions, from the Balkans to the Middle East and African nations.  Watch her interview with Ric Tyler ’87, recorded during isolation caused by the pandemic:  

August 12, 2020

UMaine’s Offshore Wind Project Receives $100 Million Investment

UMaine’s cutting-edge research on offshore windpower energy technology has received a major private-sector investment from Diamond Offshore Wind and RWE Renewables. The $100 million investment from those partners will enable the floating wind farm to be constructed about 14 miles off the Maine coast, near Monhegan Island. The scale model prototype of the project, which…

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 11, 2020

Pre-Recorded Reunion Content

Welcome to the optional programming page for the 2020 UMaine Alumni Reunion. Feel free to browse our Reunion selection, as well as the UMaine Youtube Account and the Alumni Association’s Webinar Series! The views expressed by the individuals in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the University of Maine or…