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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.
BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic has again been featured in a New York Times environmental blog. Authored by New York Times science and environmental writer Andrew C. Revkin, it is the second time in less than three months an innovative course developed in part at COA has …
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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.
BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Cows are back at Peggy Rockefeller Farms. For College of the Atlantic, the four new Belted Galloways recently unloaded at its Peggy Rockefeller Farms will improve pasture land, enhance the college’s “foodprint” and provide educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture for COA students and the Mount Desert …
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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.
BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic students attending the climate change talks in Lima, Peru, say they are being shut out of key forums. Aneesa Khan, a second-year United World College Scholar from Muscat, Oman, said the youth delegation is given two minutes to speak at the opening …
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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.
International reach; trip to major global conferences teach field-based problem solving BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic students, alumni and Professor of Global Environmental Politics Dr. Doreen Stabinsky are once again making their presence felt in international United Nations climate change talks. A delegation from the student group …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/11/10/at-semesters-final-human-ecology-forum-life-without-compromise/ BAR HARBOR, Maine — Two whitewater kayakers will provide wisdom on work-life balance, innovating, and the importance of having fun during the next …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/11/04/using-art-to-engage-the-public/ Creator of PBS show Art21 Susan Dowling to speak about effective use of visual arts BAR HARBOR, MAINE — How to engage …
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COA thespians prepare collaborative, innovative ‘Telephone’

By Bob Mentzinger on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/11/06/coa-thespians-ready-imaginative-collaborative-production-of-telephone/ Theater of the …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/11/04/using-art-to-engage-the-public/ Creator of PBS show Art21 Susan Dowling to speak about effective use of visual arts BAR HARBOR, MAINE — How to engage …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., Yarmouth, Maine For more information: yarmouthmehistory.org/ COA spent $4M to rehabilitate Turrets, Bar Harbor’s first listing on National Register of Historic Places YARMOUTH, MAINE — The renovation of a historic summer “cottage” that …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., Yarmouth, Maine For more information: 846-6259; yarmouthmehistory.org/ COA spent $4M to rehabilitate Turrets, Bar Harbor’s first listing on National Register of Historic Places YARMOUTH, MAINE — The renovation of a historic summer “cottage” …
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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.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; wp.me/pj41E-3ET Islesford artist’s landmark exhibit on display at Ethel H. Blum Gallery through February …
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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.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/23/buddhist-theologian-to-speak-at-coa-on-gender-identity-and-enlightenment/ Human Ecology Forum on “gender identity and enlightenment” BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A common Buddhist premise claims the “enlightened mind is beyond …
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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.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/17/students-to-speak-about-democratizing-education-in-nepal/ Karki’s work led to Nepal’s first-ever completely free school, fellowship in Nepal government BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Community-supported education and sustainable development …
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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.
Key College of the Atlantic faculty member helped grow international group BAR HARBOR, MAINE — One of the longest serving College of the Atlantic faculty and a founding member of the Society for Human Ecology, Richard J. Borden, was named the 2014 Face of a Human Ecologist during the international …
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The ‘Mandela of Kenya’ to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 17, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/10/nelson-mandela-of-kenya-to-speak-at-coa-on-african-democracy/ Peter Anyang Nyong’o offers his deep experience democratizing Africa at Human Ecology Forum BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The “Nelson Mandela of Kenya” will …
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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.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Brunswick Transportation Center, Station Avenue, Brunswick, Maine For more information: (207) 729-7624 Miles Chapin ‘10 called a ‘luminary in the world of New England sculpture’ BRUNSWICK, MAINE — Miles Chapin, a 2010 College of the Atlantic graduate, will preview his …
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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.
‘Impact entrepreneur’ Friedlander to outline ‘The Abundance Cycle’ in business Nov. 9 BRUNSWICK, MAINE — 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 …
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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.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth, Maine For more information: (207) 667-8671; wp.me/pj41E-3yI ELLSWORTH, MAINE — In 1850, there were thousands of named varieties of apples in Maine. On every farm and homestead, they were eaten fresh …
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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.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/07/world-of-opportunity-coa-students-take-on-diverse-internships/ Undergraduates to speak about educational placements with community institutions BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Students learn. Businesses benefit. That’s one of the lessons …
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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.
Beloved Islesford artist brings landmark exhibit to Ethel H. Blum Gallery through February BAR HARBOR, MAINE — “A Visit with Ashley Bryan,” a landmark show featuring one of Maine’s most beloved artists, will be on exhibit at the College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery through February. The exhibit …
 
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