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ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cultural reflection

Today, as throughout history, artists and humanities scholars reflect on the world and their work in a pandemic, and approach the questions about ‘why we are here differently’

COVID testing materials

SCIENCES

Scientists on the front lines

UMS Science Advisory Board provides an evidence-based focus to address campus communities’ health, safety and well-being

Double-crested cormorants nesting

SCIENCES

Programming for progress

UMaine researchers advance AI for understanding the world, solving problems

 

Hands holding up a drawing of an aerosol box prototype

SCIENCES

Greatest need, greater good

Expertise, infrastructure and partnerships key to the effective response of the state’s research university in the pandemic

Students Bright Obeng and Bailey West in Associate Professor of Microbiology Julie Gosse lab conduct experiments with regard to their triclosan project.

SCIENCES

Knocking out a harmful toxicant

Julie Gosse caps a decade of research into troublesome triclosan

Julia McGuire sitting in grass with lab materials to conduct research

EDUCATION

Innovation in teaching

A focus on learning to engage students where they are — and wherever they are, whether on campus for in-person classes or remote, a hybrid of the two or fully online

Also in this issue

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Alumni Hall

Challenging times that
inform our future

Maine’s research university provides a rapid, dynamic, focused response to needs

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Greenland glacier

Future Arctic
scientists

UMaine awarded nearly $3M
to train graduate students

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Blueberry field

Modeling New England
species on the move

New data science project focused on range shifts of hundreds of plant and animal

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Offshore wind

Milestone
development

Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables, UMaine to lead Maine offshore wind project

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Forest

Poland Spring bio-based packaging

Exploring new possible uses of
materials derived from
sustainably harvested Maine wood

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Deborah Bouchard

UMaine, Northeastern
fund shared research

Five collaborative scientific teams to address topics important to people
in Maine and beyond

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

UMaine Mall

Harold Alfond Foundation invests $240M to bring transformative change

UMS TRANSFORMS focuses on four areas

STUDENTS FIRST

Claudia Desjardins

Lab
work

Claudia Desjardins applies disease research passion to pandemic

STUDENTS FIRST

Claudia Cummings

Community
builder

Claudia Cummings is focused
on social justice

UMAINE ENGAGED

Mark Brewer

The science
of politics

Mark Brewer was one of UMaine’s most sought-after experts in 2020

UMAINE ENGAGED

Hand reaching into a container of vegetables

Digital
Extension

UMaine’s statewide outreach unprecedented, transformed

UMAINE ENGAGED

Maine coast with boats docked

Call to
action

University experts contribute to Maine Climate Council plan

UMAINE ENGAGED

Stevens Hall cupola

The future
today

Vision for Tomorrow campaign success has enhanced the fabric of UMaine

INSIGHTS

Bird

News
briefs

Research, innovation and student success in climate change, psychology, biomedical engineering and more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE FOUNDATION

Portland, Maine skyline

Investing in
Maine’s future

Proud alums support the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center