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Five students from the University of Maine chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu stand outside together wearing coats and face masks.

Kappa Omicron Nu students help Black Bear Exchange and Good Shepherd Food Bank

This fall, members of the University of Maine chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society collected nearly 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food and personal care supplies to benefit the Black Bear Exchange on campus. The students in food science and human nutrition, and child development and family relations also volunteered Dec. 13 to pack 400 […]

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Diane Rowland, dean of the college, talks with Maine Forest Service District Forester Jim Ferrante during the tour.

Dean Rowland connects with forest industry and agency leaders

Diane Rowland, dean of the college and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, connected with the agency and industry leaders who help shape the Maine woods on October 4. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal and Maine Forest Service (MFS) Director Patty Cormier organized a tour in northern Maine’s […]

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NSFA Unlocked showcases college’s impact

Diane Rowland, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine hosted a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2021. Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more highlighted the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aimed to better acquaint […]

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Sullivan named associate dean for academics

Susan Sullivan has been named associate dean for academics of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine, succeeding George Criner on Aug. 1. A profile featuring Sullivan is on the UMaine News website.

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Dieffenbacher-Krall named Associate Director

Interim Dean Mario Teisl of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture is pleased to announce the promotion of Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Ph.D., to Associate Director of the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology. Dr. Dieffenbacher-Krall has been with the University of Maine since 1998, and has served as Assistant Director at the […]

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Amy Engler Booth: Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community.  No matter the miles or pandemic safety measures, Amy Engler Booth strives to provide audiology care to patients who need it most.  The staff audiologist and lecturer in the Department of […]

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Mehdi Tajvidi: Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship.  Cellulose nanofibrils are miniscule. You would need 100,000 to cross the width of a single human hair. In the lab of Mehdi Tajvidi, Ph.D., these tiny structural building units of wood hold tremendous potential.  The associate […]

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Lynn Atkins: Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. Much like the clay students mold in her Human Anatomy course, Lynn Atkins aims to make a lasting impression on the minds of her students.  “A year after my course is over, what will […]

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