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Dr. John Mahon
March 1, 2017

Dr. John Mahon Always Feels at Home

Born and raised in Philadelphia, UMaine’s John Mahon always had a burning desire to explore the world. “Whatever country I’m in, I find it fascinating,” said Mahon, professor of management in UMaine’s Maine Business School and its John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy. “I love the smells, the sounds, the noises,…

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella
February 17, 2017

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella is Engineering His Career

When this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, Eddie Gonnella, departed for college in 2013, he didn’t journey very far—just a five-minute drive from his home in Old Town. But following his graduation from UMaine on May 13th, long-distance travel will be a regular occurrence for him as he takes on an unexpected opportunity, one he earned…

UMaine Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award Recipient Professor Douglas Allen
February 6, 2017

Professor Allen, Mentor and Activist

Philosophy Professor Douglas M. Allen never planned on making Maine his home. Decades ago, after being fired from Southern Illinois University (SIU) for his Vietnam/Indochina antiwar activism, Allen joined the faculty of the University of Maine in 1974. Although he had the support of SIU faculty and students, won a lawsuit against SIU, and was…

Sam Borer 2017 UMaine Alumni Dirigo Award Recipient
January 30, 2017

Sam Borer Never Wastes a Moment

Spend five minutes with UMaine junior Sam Borer and you will quickly realize that Borer has little time to waste. Borer is a physics and mathematics major who is minoring in astronomy and statistics. He’s also enrolled in the Honors College. He serves as UMaine’s undergraduate student body representative to the University of Maine System…

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December 29, 2016

UMaine Today Story Features Maine Track Program Graduates

Tufts program fast-tracks UMaine’s top pre-med students to meet critical needs As the sun peaked over the Atlantic Ocean in winter 2016, India Stewart walked into Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. By noon, the then-third-year student at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) had participated in several surgeries, including a bilateral mastectomy, a below-the-knee…

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December 15, 2016

For Karlee Price, UMaine Means Opportunities–Lots of Them!

Four years ago, Winslow, Maine native Karlee Price gave the University of Maine a chance. Four years later and about to graduate, she has no regrets. “I thought I wanted to leave the state (for college), but once it came down to it, I knew I wanted to come to UMaine because it had everything…

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…

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November 23, 2016

Meet Brady Davis ’17, this month’s Dirigo Award Recipient

UMaine’s Davis Thinks About Food–A Lot Brady Davis, a senior Business Management major, says the opportunity to participate in UMaine’s Honors College sold him on enrolling at UMaine. He’s turned that decision into a variety of learning and social experiences that will help him advance issues related to food and economic sustainability. A native of…

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…