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    Samsø Energy Academy at daybreak during an expeditionary field course attended by College of the Atlantic students in late September and early October.

COA renewable-energy course featured in New York Times

By Bob Mentzinger on Dec. 22, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
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Peggy Rockefeller Farms Manager C.J. Walke tends to a herd of four Belted Galloway cows recently added to the college-owned farm at Norway and Crooked roads in Bar Harbor. The cows will enhance educational experiences in sustainable agriculture, renovate pasture land at the farm, and help reduce the college's "foodprint."

VIDEO: COA adds 4 ‘Belties’ to Peggy Rockefeller Farms

By Bob Mentzinger on Dec. 11, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
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College of the Atlantic students are in Lima, Peru, for high-level United Nations-sponsored climate change talks known as COP20.

Maine students push to be heard at Lima climate talks

By Bob Mentzinger on Dec. 03, 2014, at 10:49 a.m.
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A delegation from the student group Earth in Brackets will attend the latest round of major climate talks — the COP20 UN climate negotiations — Dec. 1-12 in Lima, Peru, as well as youth gatherings prior to the conference and the People's Summit — Cumbre de los Pueblos — a meeting space for civil society organizations.

COA students depart for UN climate talks in Lima

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 25, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
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Whitewater kayakers offer tips on a ‘Life Without Compromise’

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 17, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
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Using art to engage the public; PBS producer to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 10, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
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COA thespians prepare collaborative, innovative ‘Telephone’

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
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Using art to engage the public; PBS producer to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 06, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
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Members of the work crew that built the Emery cottage — now known as Turrets, the main administration building at College of the Atlantic — are pictured in this 1895 photo.

Bar Harbor’s 1st ‘historic’ building topic of Yarmouth forum

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 04, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
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Bar Harbor’s 1st ‘historic’ building topic of Yarmouth forum

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 04, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
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Images from ‘A Visit with Ashley Bryan’ at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 30, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
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Rita Gross, an American Buddhist, feminist theologian, and author, will speak on gender identity and enlightenment at the next Human Ecology Forum at College of the Atlantic. “How Clinging to Gender Identity Subverts Enlightenment,” will occur at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the McCormick Lecture Hall. As with all Human Ecology Forums, the program is free and open to the public.

Bridging Buddhism and feminism, author, theologian Rita Gross to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 28, 2014, at 10:49 a.m.
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Surya Karki ‘16, a College of the Atlantic undergraduate and Davis United World College Scholar, was selected as a Dayitwa Fellow for 2014 for his effort co-founding the Maya Universe Academy, the first-ever free school in Nepal.

COA students helped democratize education in Nepal

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 23, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
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Richard J. Borden, one of the longest serving College of the Atlantic faculty and a founding member of the Society for Human Ecology,  was named the 2014 Face of a Human Ecologist during the society’s 20th annual conference Wednesday at COA.

COA’s Borden honored as a ‘Face of Human Ecology’

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
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The ‘Mandela of Kenya’ to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 17, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
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Miles Chapin, a 2010 College of the Atlantic graduate, will preview his sculpture planned for the Brunswick’s transportation center entrance at a public reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the site on Station Avenue.

COA graduate to craft public art for Brunswick

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 17, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
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College of the Atlantic professor Jay Friedlander will give a speech on The Abundance Cycle and sustainability trends in business at an exclusive TEDxDirigo talk.

“TEDxDirigo: Mavericks and Misfits” will be held Nov. 9 at Cabot Mill in Brunswick. Attendance is by invitation.

COA prof to give TEDx talk in Brunswick on ‘The Abundance Cycle’

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 16, 2014, at 12:29 p.m.
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A program celebrating Maine's heirloom apple varieties will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth. For more information: (207) 667-8671.

COA, Healthy Acadia to celebrate heirloom apples at Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 08, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
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Linnea Harrold, a fourth-year student from Sutton Mills, N.H.,  worked in the first-ever COA student affiliate position at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor this summer, providing the hospital with new energy and Harrold with hands-on medical learning.

COA internships topic of public forum

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 08, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
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Works in stained glass are among those to be put on display at the Ethel H. Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic when "A Visit with Ashley Bryan" opens next week.

‘A Visit with Ashley Bryan’ comes home to COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 06, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.