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Ever Green
Ever Green
National Arboretum conifers a focus for UMaine summer intern
Scene on Campus
Scene on Campus
The artistry of the marine world comes to life in new campus murals
Loon Lakes
Loon Lakes
Lakes affected by climate change could impact distributions of the loon
Student Success Stories – Alyssa Freitag
Student Success Stories – Alyssa Freitag
Alyssa Freitag, a marine science student from Saratoga, N.Y., talks about her experience at UMaine.
Nursing and Running
Nursing and Running
Corey Conner, a junior nursing student at UMaine, writes about balancing her academic responsibilities and her life as a three-season college athlete.
For the birds
For the birds
UMaine graduate student Adrienne Leppold, one of the country’s foremost banders, is instrumental in migration research.
The Milky Way
The Milky Way
In UMaine's student-run dairy cooperative, the learning is large.
Stephanie Allard and Brittany Gilman on climate change research
Stephanie Allard and Brittany Gilman on climate change research
Most students describe their summer vacation in one word: cool. But Brittany Gilman of South Portland, Maine, and Stephanie Allard of Woonsocket, R.I., really mean it.
Medical fast track
Medical fast track
Sophomores Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault were selected for early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance Program.
Semester by the Sea Video
Semester by the Sea Video
Semester by the Sea is total immersion in marine science. Students spend the semester in residence at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in midcoast Maine.
A Greenland Odyssey
A Greenland Odyssey
Stephanie Allard, a senior Earth Sciences major from Woonsocket, R.I., spent part of August collecting ice samples to gain a better understanding of climate change.
Sea Slug Research
Sea Slug Research
Undergraduates Helen Mattsson and Susan Devine talk about their project based on sea slugs that are able to photosynthesize.
Forestry Camp
Forestry Camp
University of Maine forestry students don’t just sit in a classroom all day. In order to gain hands on experience, they’re required to get outside and get a little dirty – and have some fun. Click to check out Forestry Camp, better known as “Root Camp,” that takes place each Spring at University Forests close to campus and at Acadia National Park.
Travel Study in Brazil
Travel Study in Brazil
In spring 2009, UMaine professors Malcolm "Mac" Hunter, Aram Calhoun and Bill Glanz led a travel study course to Brazil to help students discover the wonders of the natural world.
Bear Cub Study
Bear Cub Study
Faculty and students in the College of Natural Science, Forestry, and Agriculture discuss a hands-on lab, which occurs every year. This is the fourth year of the study.
Laura Wood and Michael Parker
Laura Wood and Michael Parker
Two University of Maine students have received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.
Samantha Bond and Jeremy Bender
Samantha Bond and Jeremy Bender
Two University of Maine sophomores have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.
Megan McPhee
Megan McPhee
Meghan McPhee, president of the UMaine Horticulture Club and the campus chapter of PLANET, was one of eight student ambassadors selected to attend this year's Green Industry Conference in Louisville, KY.
Maria “Rocio” Fernandez
Maria “Rocio” Fernandez
A love of the outdoors and a desire to take full advantage of all opportunities that come her way led University of Maine forestry major Maria “Rocio” Fernandez to spend spring break volunteering on the Jatun Sacha biological reserve in Ecuador.