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A few of the award sculptures handed to the faculty impact award winners

Faculty honored for support, advocacy and mentorship of students

Select faculty were recognized for their support, advocacy and mentorship of University of Maine students at the Faculty Mentor Appreciation ceremony on May 7. The event, which was originally postponed, is part of the 2019 Maine Impact Week celebration. Among the 23 awardees UMaine recognized, nine are faculty of programs in the College of Natural […]

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Klein receives Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award

Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, has received the Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. The award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding Maine faculty members who make public service an integral part of their curriculum, create reciprocal partnerships with communities, and advocate for service-learning. Klein […]

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roof of Winslow Hall through tree twigs

Eleven college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine study in article on new Westbrook concert venue

Mainebiz cited a University of Maine study in an article on development of a new concert venue in Westbrook. Construction on Rock Row, a mixed-use development in Westbrook, is just beginning and will include Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, a temporary 8,200-person capacity amphitheater set to open this summer. The venue, a collaboration between […]

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2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7. The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, […]

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Four students named semifinalists for Fulbright grants

Four University of Maine students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 160 countries. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase […]

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Klein quoted in Times Record column on renewable energy

Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Times Record column on renewable energy in Maine. Maine ranks first in renewable energy production, leads New England states in wind generation, and has the potential to generate more than 500 percent of its current electricity sales from renewable […]

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Klein quoted in WABI report on volunteering to insulate homes

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, in a report on work to insulate Maine homes by the volunteer organization WindowDressers. According to WABI, the Rockland-based organization held 33 workshops around the state this season, including the final one in Bangor recently, for volunteers to build […]

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Noblet, McGreavy interviewed for BDN article about ‘NIMBY’ phrase

University of Maine faculty members Caroline Noblet, an assistant professor in the School of Economics, and Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication, were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article about the use of the phrase “Not in my backyard,” or “NIMBY.” The concept is a focus in localized debates in Greater Belfast […]

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