Campus Announcements

McGillicuddy Humanities Center awards spring faculty grants

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine has announced the Spring 2021 faculty awards. The Center’s mission includes demonstrating the immediacy and applicability of humanities studies, and it supports programs and projects fostering intellectual curiosity, critical reflection and creative innovation.   Susan Camp, adjunct associate professor of art, received funding for ”Duet,” a collaborative […]

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Honors student’s art installation documents pandemic

An art installation mounted in the trees between the Memorial Union and Raymond H. Fogler Library documents life in the pandemic and highlights the way our lives have changed over the last year.  University of Maine Honors student Emily Kontio gathered photos and quotes from more than 50 individuals around the globe in an effort […]

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Maine artists to discuss results from COVID-related workshops

Two Maine music therapists and a Maine-based theater producer and director will present the results of their pandemic-related workshops on April 16 and April 23 as part of the Jack Pine Project, a community arts project organized by the Maine Folklife Center, Maine Studies Program and Hutchinson Center at the University of Maine. Both of […]

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Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series kicked off April 6

The Maine Agriculture & Climate Network (MECAN) at the University of Maine is hosting the virtual Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series throughout the month of April.  Each webinar, which will be held noon–1 p.m. via Zoom, will consist of three short presentations followed by a panel discussion. Speakers will include farmers, outreach professionals […]

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Maine Policy Review seeking submissions for special pandemic in Maine issue

Maine Policy Review (MPR) is planning a special issue that will examine Maine’s experience of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic with an emphasis on information that might prove useful to Maine policymakers. The scope of potential topics is large and includes, but is not limited to, the following: Economic impacts including effects on particular […]

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Expert on Women’s Leadership to Speak at Inspired Innovators Virtual Event

The University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center and the Maine Business School will host a virtual webinar featuring Sally Helgesen from 1–3 p.m. on April 12 for women in the early stages of their career. “How Women Rise: Changing the Habits That Can Hold You Back From Reaching Your Full Potential,” is free; advance […]

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Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

University of Maine students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship — a $3,500 academic-year scholarship to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic and guided by a faculty mentor.  The application deadline is Sunday, April 25.  Eligible students are Maine residents currently […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer fiddlehead webinar April 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about fiddleheads from 6–7:15 p.m. April 14. Topics for the webinar, “Fiddleheads: A Spring Tradition,” include how to properly identify, sustainably harvest and safely cook ostrich fern fiddleheads. UMaine Extension agriculture professional Dave Fuller will lead the presentation.  […]

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