Stories for Alumni and Friends

UMaine Geology Club explores glacial deposits, volcanic rocks in Iceland

In May, 19 University of Maine Geology Club members and two faculty took a 10-day field trip to Iceland. The focus of the student-planned trip was on glacial deposits and volcanic rocks in the south of Iceland. The group toured Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland’s first government and the center of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge […]

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Piscataquis Observer publishes opinion piece on UMaine wildlife scholars

The Piscataquis Observer published the article, “UMaine wildlife scholars prove our future is in good hands,” by V. Paul Reynolds, editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. Every year, the New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) awards scholarships to a wildlife major from all six of New England’s land grant universities, according to Reynolds, who wrote […]

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College names Leslie winner of 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award

Dr. Heather Leslie, a Libra associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 18. The […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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Kayla Greenawalt: Scholar-athlete makes case for protecting the environment

Exploring national parks as a teen during a family cross-country trip made a lasting impression on Kayla Greenawalt. “It made me want to be around that environment and protect the environment,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences major. Greenawalt, who returned from a research trip to the Falkland Islands with Ph.D. student […]

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Michaela Murray: finding academic path on road to sustainability

University of Maine student Michaela Murray, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences, found her research passion in the form of sustainable food systems. Murray, who is an Honors College student with a minor in economics,  learned about the Farm to Institution Food Project (F2I), a pilot program the Honors College […]

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Lee and Sunny Allen International Student Travel Awards – Elise Goplerud

Elise Goplerud reports on taking her UMaine parks, recreation, and tourism education abroad. Goplerud is one of six students from the School of Forest Resources whose experience abroad was made possible, in part, thanks to support from the Lee and Sunny Allen International Student Travel Awards. Major Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Class of 2017 Hometown […]

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Lee and Sunny Allen International Student Travel Awards – Emily Wilkins

Emily Wilkins reports on taking her UMaine forest resources education abroad. Wilkins is one of six students from the School of Forest Resources whose experience abroad was made possible, in part, thanks to support from the Lee and Sunny Allen International Student Travel Awards. Major M.S. in Forest Resources, Class of 2017 Hometown Woodbury, MN […]

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