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College of the Atlantic alumna Jennifer Judd-McGee ('92), an internationally recognized mixed-media artist, will offer a hands-on collage and assemblage “art lab” using found and recycled materials, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. The all-ages event is free and open to the public.

“Art lab” with recycled materials at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 04, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery , College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5626; wp.me/pj41E-3qn Final in a series of “Rows & Rows” community events by COA alumna Judd-McGee BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of …
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Roshni Mangar ‘15, is a College of the Atlantic student and 2014 INBRE participant who studied the effects of pro-oxidant chemicals on the development of zebrafish while on an INBRE-funded fellowship at MDIBL this summer. “The experience has definitely provided me with knowledge and skills that would aid with furthering my education,” Mangar said.

COA, MDI Bio Lab: $18.4M grant will reverse Maine brain drain

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:55 a.m.
A powerful partnership in scientific research; College of the Atlantic lauds $18.4M workforce training grant at MDI Biological Laboratory today BAR HARBOR, Maine — The receipt of $18.4 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to MDI Biological Laboratory represents “reverse brain drain” that will strengthen biomedical …
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Roshni Mangar ‘15, is a College of the Atlantic student and 2014 INBRE participant who studied the effects of pro-oxidant chemicals on the development of zebrafish while on an INBRE-funded fellowship at MDI Biological Laboratories. “The experience has definitely provided me with knowledge and skills that would aid with furthering my education,” Mangar said.

MDIBL event today highlights ‘reverse brain drain’

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:49 a.m.
A powerful partnership in scientific research; College of the Atlantic lauds $18.4M workforce training grant at MDI Biological Laboratory today BAR HARBOR, Maine — The receipt of $18.4 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to MDI Biological Laboratory represents “reverse brain drain” that will strengthen biomedical …
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Jay Friedlander, founder of the Sustainable Business Program and the inaugural Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic, is making his second visit to Japan this year: He gave the keynote address at the Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment in Osaka on June 12 with a talk centered on creating abundance simultaneously for enterprise, society, and the environment.

COA prof off to Japan for Harvard forum

By Bob Mentzinger on July 31, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.
TOKYO — Jay Friedlander has been invited by the Harvard Project on Asian and International Relations to speak at its 2014 conference. At the Aug. 22-26 event in Tokyo, Friedlander will join a panel to address “Movements in Energy and Environment that Aim to Increase Quality of Life.” The Harvard …
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Ashley Bryan holds his print, “Sally Tea Cup” created for an upcoming compendium volume published by the London Children’s Museum.

Ashley Bryan show shines with COA assistance

By Bob Mentzinger on July 30, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
College of the Atlantic alumni, faculty design exhibit for celebrated Islesford artist ISLESFORD, Maine — An exhibit for one of Maine’s most celebrated artists was designed and conceptualized with the help of College of the Atlantic alumni and faculty. “A Visit with Ashley Bryan,” on display at Acadia National Park’s …
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Linnea Harrold ‘15, the program’s first intern, began her 10-week experience June 16. Harrold, of Sutton Mills, N.H., observes MDI Hospital physicians and nurse practitioners across a variety of specialties, and has the opportunity to discuss patient encounters on a daily basis. She meets weekly to evaluate and discuss her experience with Dr. Edward Gilmore, MD, MACP, a cardiologist and director of the program; and Betsy Corrigan, nurse educator.

COA, MDI Hospital forge new internship program

By Bob Mentzinger on July 29, 2014, at 9 a.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Mount Desert Island Hospital and College of the Atlantic launched a unique internship program this summer that offers COA students the chance to experience the world of rural medicine firsthand. Linnea Harrold ‘15, the program’s first intern, began her 10-week experience June 16. Harrold observes MDI …
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Genome research reviewed at College of the Atlantic

By Bob Mentzinger on July 28, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Deering Common Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/23/coffee-and-conversation-series-begins-july-1/ Cutting-edge science; Rosenthal, Katona to speak on the latest in regenerative medicine BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Former College of the Atlantic …
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BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” during a presentation Monday on the campus of College of the Atlantic.
 
Judd-McGee, an internationally recognized mixed-media artist and 1992 COA alumna who lives in Northeast Harbor, will discuss her processes, career, inspiration from the natural world, and the idea of community in a talk with COA trustee and art gallery owner Cody van Heerden.

The program is 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center. Van Heerden is co-owner of Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor.

“Rows & Rows” art talk tonight at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on July 28, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-5015; wp.me/pj41E-3pz BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, …
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 Suzanne Folds McCullagh, a leading expert in the field of old master works on paper, will present “The Private Collector and the Curator: Building Drawing Collections in Chicago,” a College of the Atlantic Presidential Lecture in the Arts, on Thursday.

Leading national art curator Thursday at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on July 23, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/13/summer-2014-events-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Leading curator to deliver Presidential Lecture on collecting fine art and building top collections BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Suzanne …
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Jennifer Judd-McGee and will discuss her “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” exhibit during a presentation Monday on the campus of College of the Atlantic.

COA art figures to discuss inspiration of nature

By Bob Mentzinger on July 22, 2014, at 4:40 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5844; wp.me/pj41E-3nk BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” …
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Top national art curator to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on July 21, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/13/summer-2014-events-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Leading curator to deliver Presidential Lecture on collecting fine art and building top collections BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Suzanne …
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Posters by College of the Atlantic student Hiyasmin Saturay, of Utrecht, The Netherlands, were chosen by Maine State Museum staff to be distributed to schools, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions to create further awareness of "Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives," a compelling exhibit pertaining to racial tumult in Maine in the early 20th century.

COA student work selected by Maine State Museum

By Bob Mentzinger on July 17, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Artwork by a College of the Atlantic student has been selected for a popular traveling Maine State Museum exhibition. The work by Hiyasmin Saturay, of Utrecht, The Netherlands, was chosen by museum staff for its “visual interest and accessible organization of information.” The series of five …
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Island learners to connect to COA resources

By Bob Mentzinger on July 17, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
College reaches out beyond campus with $40,000 Distance Learning Technology Grant BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The College of the Atlantic recently received $40,000 as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Distance Learning Technology Grant that will help the school install a video conferencing system on campus that connects young …
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Students in David Feldman’s “Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos” course  — a  Massive Open Online Course that drew more than 5,000 students from 90 countries — learned how designs such as “Atractor Poisson Saturne” by Nicolas Desprez are created. Image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons http://www.chaoscope.org/gallery.htm.

Maine professor teaches chaos to 5,000 students

By Bob Mentzinger on July 16, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
College of the Atlantic’s Feldman delivers ‘massive open online course’ BAR HARBOR, Maine — Continuing the school’s tradition of educational innovation, College of the Atlantic Professor of Physics and Mathematics Dr. David Feldman recently completed his — and perhaps Maine’s — first “Massive Open Online Course.” The eight-week course, “Introduction …
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COA professor selected for critical Kyoto Protocol post

By Bob Mentzinger on July 09, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
Stabinsky to help evaluate work of fund that finances climate change programs BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Doreen Stabinsky has been appointed to a three-person independent review panel to evaluate overall operations of the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund. Stabinsky, professor of global environmental politics at the College of the Atlantic, is a …
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COA professor selected for critical Kyoto Protocol post

By Bob Mentzinger on July 09, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Stabinsky to help evaluate work of fund that finances climate change programs BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Doreen Stabinsky has been appointed to a three-person independent review panel to evaluate overall operations of the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund. Stabinsky, professor of global environmental politics at the College of the Atlantic, is a …
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Bob Mentzinger, a veteran Maine journalist with experience in nonprofit, educational and progressive groups, will represent College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

Mentzinger hired to represent College of the Atlantic

By Bob Mentzinger on July 07, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
Veteran journalist brings experience in nonprofit, educational, progressive groups to a campus with an emerging profile in Maine BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Bob Mentzinger has been hired as Public Relations Manager for College of the Atlantic. In his new role, Mentzinger is responsible for managing and promoting the college’s identity …
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Spring Marine Mammal Stranding Response Workshop

By Bob Mentzinger on April 17, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-5644; news.coa.edu/2014/04/17/spring-marine-mammal-stranding-response-workshop/ Allied Whale’s workshop will train volunteers in stranding response for seals and whales BAR HARBOR, ME – Allied Whale, College of the …
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Earth Day Celebration at College of the Atlantic

By Bob Mentzinger on April 11, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Lilyanna Sollberger; news.coa.edu/media-resources/earth-day-press-kit/ A daylong event focused on alternative transportation will take place on Saturday, April 26 BAR HARBOR, ME – College of the Atlantic (COA) will …
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“Last Writes”: A Reading

By Bob Mentzinger on April 10, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-5015; news.coa.edu/2014/04/10/last-writes-a-reading/ Poet and art historian Carl Little will speak to COA’s Human Ecology Forum on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:10 pm about “Last …
 
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