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Actor Tim Simons Makes Appeal to Fellow Theatre Alumni

February 26th, 2015

Timothy C. Simons University of Maine Theatre, Class of 2001 ‘Jonah’ on HBO’s VEEP ‘Marx’ in Draft Day ‘Malcolm’ in The Interview ‘Agent Borderline’ in Inherent Vice       Dear Fellow University of Maine Theatre Alum: Yes, this is a fundraising appeal, but please bear with me. Before I was making a living as an… Read more »

Students with Black Bear License Plates

Black Bear License Plates Support Scholarships

February 19th, 2015

Revenue from the sale or renewal of Black Bear license plates has provided nearly $1,000,000 in general scholarship support to UMaine students since it was approved by the state 12 years ago. The initial purchase costs $20 with $10 going to UMaine scholarships; reissue costs $15 with $10 going to scholarships. As a Maine resident, you… Read more »

The sun sets on the last papermaking shift at the Verso paper mill in Bucksport. December 4, 2014. Photo by Ernie Smith

Mill Anthology Project Receives Grant

February 5th, 2015

Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the SpiritWords Fund of the University of Maine Foundation to support her proposal for an anthology titled STILL MILL, Poems, Stories & Songs of Making Paper in Bucksport, Maine, 1930–2014. The grant will help fund the cost of the book’s publication and distribution…. Read more »

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Landis Mentioned in Berkeley Lab Article on Roman Architecture Research

December 16th, 2014

Eric Landis, Ph. D., P.E., who holds the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professorship of Civil Engineering at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the Berkeley Lab news release, “Back to the future with Roman architectural concrete.” Read more at UMaine NEWS

Wheatland Lab

Wheatland Lab Assists Chestnut Tree Foundation

December 9th, 2014

  In an effort to reach out to the community, the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial and Remote Sensing Analysis Laboratory in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources has become the hub of the UMaine Mapping and GIS Student Club, has provided trail maps for the Orono Land Trust and Bangor Land Trust, and is involved… Read more »

Jones Memorial Plaque

Laurence A. Jones, Jr. Memorial Service

November 24th, 2014

The annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr. was held on Nov. 20. A 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree, Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in his memory to be… Read more »

Cassidy Lab

SPIFFY Students Use New Bloomberg Workstations

November 14th, 2014

Professor of Finance Robert Strong is the longtime adviser of the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY), launched in the early 1990s by the University of Maine Foundation with $200,000. Today, SPIFFY manages a $2.3 million portfolio and has a dedicated Bloomberg monitor in the new Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory.

Legacy Society Luncheon

Annual Charles F. Allen Legacy Society Luncheon

October 29th, 2014

Over 120 people attended the 2014 Charles F. Allen Legacy Society Luncheon on October 17 in the McIntire Room at Buchanan Alumni House. The crowd included many new members attending for the first time. Guests heard from UMaine student Jennifer Morrill from Holden, Maine. Morrill is a secondary education and history double major. She is… Read more »

Ives Reception

Announcing the Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund

October 27th, 2014

A new fund has been established at the University of Maine Foundation in honor of the late founder of the Maine Folklife Center Edward “Sandy” Ives and his wife Bobby. The Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time UMaine students engaging in ethnography, folklore or oral history fieldwork… Read more »