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UMM to Host Book Reading, Signing with Nature Writer Bernd Heinrich

By UMaineMachias on Feb. 21, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – Award-winning nature writer Bernd Heinrich will read from and discuss his work at the University of Maine at Machias on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The reading is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the UMM Performing Arts Center. Heinrich, a …
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Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC to be Explored on Nov. 7 at UMM

By UMaineMachias on Nov. 06, 2013, at 4:06 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host an educational event in November in celebration of Native American Awareness Month. Members of Maine-Wabanaki REACH will deliver a presentation on Wabanaki history and the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Thursday, November 7, at 6 …
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Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night” to be Performed Oct. 28 at UMM

By UMaineMachias on Oct. 23, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – On Monday, October 28, the Theater at Monmouth will bring William Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night” to the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias. The first showing at 12 p.m. will be reserved for middle and high school groups, while the second showing at …
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Free Screening of “A Place at the Table” Documentary Oct. 25 at UMM

By UMaineMachias on Oct. 21, 2013, at 3:25 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The Food and Community Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, “A Place at the Table,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 25, in the Performing Arts Center. “A Place at the Table” examines the issue of …
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Affordable Care Act Forum to be Held at UMM on Oct. 24

By UMaineMachias on Oct. 21, 2013, at 3:15 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – A public forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held at the University of Maine at Machias on Thursday, October 24, at 6 p.m. in room 102 of the Science Building. “Affordable Care Act: Make it Work for You” is being co-sponsored by Porter Memorial Library …
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UMM Researcher Receives $600,000 NSF Grant to Bolster Aquaculture Research

By UMaineMachias on Aug. 09, 2013, at 4:17 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – A researcher at the University of Maine at Machias has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential for new aquaculture markets for two shellfish in Maine. The research aims to improve the growth and survival of blue mussels and Arctic surfclams …
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UMM Professor Receives $100k Grant for Shellfish Research

By UMaineMachias on March 13, 2013, at 12:23 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – Dr. Brian Beal, a marine ecology professor at the University of Maine at Machias, has received a $100,000 grant from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Small Campus Initiative to support shellfish research. The project, titled “Shellfish Research in Downeast Maine: Building Innovation Capacity to Diversify Economic Opportunities,” …
Gary Lucas (Photo by Howard Thompson)

Guitar great Gary Lucas to perform “The Golem” at UMM, March 9

By UMaineMachias on March 05, 2013, at 8:20 a.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Machias, 116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine For more information: 207-255-1289; machias.edu MACHIAS, Maine – Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer Gary Lucas will perform at the University of Maine at Machias at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. …
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UMM to Host Feb. 12th Forum on Gun Rights, School Security, Mental Health, and Culture

By UMaineMachias on Feb. 04, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – Amid national debate over gun control following the deadly Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the University of Maine at Machias will host a public discussion on policy issues relating to gun rights, school security, mental health, and culture. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, …
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Dr. Shallee Page, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maine at Machias.

UMM Professor Receives $200k Grant to Study Fast-Growth Clams and Cancer

By UMaineMachias on Dec. 03, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – University of Maine at Machias biochemistry professor Dr. Shallee Page has been awarded a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study the DNA of fast-growth soft-shell clams and the relevance of fast-growing cells to human health. Page’s research will focus on a …
Dr. Shallee Page, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maine at Machias.

By UMaineMachias on Dec. 03, 2012, at 11:03 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 3:56 p.m. to 3:56 p.m. Location:
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University of Maine at Machias student Hosanna Jensen uses an etching press to make a print in the UMM Book Arts Studio. The institution was recently awarded a $30,000 grant to add a high-speed bindery to its printing shop.

UMM Book Arts Studio Receives $30K Grant for High-Speed Bindery

By UMaineMachias on April 18, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias received a $30,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to add a high-speed bindery to its professional Book Arts Studio. The studio is home to the UMM Press and serves as the printing facility for students in the English …
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Joyce Hedlund, president of Washington County Community College in Calais.

Retiring WCCC president to speak at UMM commencement

By UMaineMachias on April 12, 2012, at 3:37 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias announced that Dr. Joyce Hedlund, retiring president of Washington County Community College in Calais, will deliver the keynote address at UMM’s 101st commencement ceremony in May. Hedlund began her career as an elementary school teacher in northern Maine before serving in …
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Roger Doiron, freelance garden writer and founder of Kitchen Gardeners International.

Gardening expert to speak at UMM

By UMaineMachias on April 09, 2012, at 9:13 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host guest speaker Roger Doiron, garden writer and founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, for a presentation at 7 p.m.  Saturday, April 21, at the Performing Arts Center. The talk is part of the Four Seasons of Food and Community lecture …
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Randall Kindleberger, associate professor of history, and Tora Johnson, director of the  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Service Center at the University of Maine at Machias.

UMM Receives NEH Grant to Examine Humans and Nature

By UMaineMachias on April 04, 2012, at 10:31 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Enduring Questions Program to develop a course exploring the relationship between humans and nature. “Increasing threats to the natural environment have inspired many in the contemporary world …
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Said Baaghil '90, author and brand marketing consultant, will be one of six University of Maine at Machias alumni presenting on Saturday, April 7 during "Searching for an Edge in Today's Job Market." The event is free and open to the public.

Alumni to Talk Leadership at UMM Forum on April 7

By UMaineMachias on April 02, 2012, at 3:16 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – “Searching for an Edge in Today’s Job Market” will be the theme of a leadership forum on Saturday, April 7, at the University of Maine at Machias. UMM alumni from across the globe will return to the campus to present on such topics as interviewing strategy, personal …
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State Senator Cynthia Dill (Courtesy of Cynthia Dill)

UMM to Host National Park Proponent Jan. 25, Opponent Feb. 8

By UMaineMachias on Jan. 18, 2012, at 4:59 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – A proposed national park in northern Maine will take center stage at the University of Maine at Machias, where two upcoming speakers will advocate for and against the park proposal. State Senator Cynthia Dill (D-Cape Elizabeth) will speak in favor of the Maine Woods National Park during …
 
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