Stories for Alumni and Friends

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College honors Zydlewski for outstanding service

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture celebrated outstanding faculty and students during a ceremony on April 26. The college selected just three of its over 150 faculty members for recognition. The dean’s office honored Dr. Gayle Zydlewski, an Associate Professor of Marine Sciences in the School of Marine Sciences, with […]

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College honors Dastoor for outstanding teaching

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture celebrated outstanding faculty and students during a ceremony on April 26. The college selected just three of its over 150 faculty members for recognition. The dean’s office honored Dr. Farahad Dastoor, a Lecturer of Biological Sciences in the School of Biology and Ecology, with […]

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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduate Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored eight graduate students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 26. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. These outstanding students include: Brianne Du Clos, The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award The Norris Charles […]

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Students, lumber donation support Habitat for Humanity

University of Maine construction engineering technology seniors are planning the renovation of a house in Old Town in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor. Twenty students have begun the planning phase during the last few weeks of the spring semester, and will be managing and performing the construction work in the fall semester […]

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Emily Illingworth: Fearless fortitude

What is the key to success? Emily Illingworth might say it is failure. Even when failure seems as likely an outcome as success, Illingworth is not afraid to reach. She sees failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and her many achievements at the University of Maine are a result of this fearlessness and […]

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Nursing students lend a healing hand in Costa Rica

In the poverty-stricken outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, 15 UMaine Nursing International students dedicated their spring break to applying their education and developing new skills. There, they met with community leaders and set up a community clinic where they partnered with local doctors to provide acute care to people that would not otherwise have […]

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UMaine field ecology course takes students on safari

The University of Maine sent 18 students majoring in anthropology, zoology, wildlife ecology, and ecology and environmental sciences to Africa for a field studies course in ecology this month. The group, led by two faculty members, explored Africa’s ecology in Arusha, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. As students […]

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Birthisel investigates solutions to climate change challenges

Thanks to generous support from the Correll Fellowship, Sonja Birthisel explores solutions to challenges climate change is creating for farmers. The Ph.D. candidate in UMaine’s interdisciplinary Ecology and Environmental Sciences program also uses her research to introduce high school students to STEM fields, providing teenage interns opportunities to develop independent research projects. Watch to find […]

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