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August 2015
$6.00

Trip Through Space

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until August 30, 2015
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Jordan Planetarium is finishing up the summer strong with four new programs for visitors of all ages and interests. Public shows are Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and all through August, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. There are plenty of opportunities to come along on adventures through the night sky.

Friday evenings at 7 p.m. take visitors back in time to the very beginnings of life on earth. Explore the deepest depths…

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Dissertation Defense: Carolyne Falank

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Science Building, University of Southern Maine,
96 Falmouth St., Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

“Sister chromatid cohesion disruption: A potential role in particulate hexavalent chromium induced carcinogenesis.”

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Dissertation Defense: Christopher Demers

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stodder Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biomedical Engineering.

“Microengineering the Neural Tube”

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Dissertation Defense: Rebecca A. White

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fernald Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History.

“Between Mothers and the State: Mothers’ Allowances in Maine and New Brunswick, 1915-1960.”

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Oral Defense: William Conklin

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrows Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.

“A Modular, Semi-Autonomous Remote Manipulation System.”

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Oral Defense: Jonelo Sobreguel

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchner Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Candidate for Master of Science Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. “Evaluating Low Temperature Sous Vide Thermal Processing Technology for the Production of Safe High Quality Sea Scallops”

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Oral Defense: Sally Levi

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lord Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Intermedia.

“Girl Who Lives In A Glass House.”

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Dissertation Defense: Scott Joseph Eaton

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soderberg Lecture Hall,
5737 Jennes Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5737 United States

Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemical Engineering.

“Thermal Deoxygenation of Levulinate and Formate Salts for the Production of Transportation Fuels.”

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Oral Defense: Kaiya Hansen

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barrows Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Chemistry.

“Detection of Iron (III) Using Magnetic Nanoparticles.”

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Oral Defense: Mary A. Mailler

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IMRC, Rm. 122,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Intermedia.

“Ritual Arts in Relation to Quality of Place-Both Natural and Man-made.”

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$6.00

Cosmic Colors

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until August 25, 2015
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Jordan Planetarium is finishing up the summer strong with four new programs for visitors of all ages and interests. Public shows are Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and all through August, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. There are plenty of opportunities to come along on adventures through the night sky.

Friday evenings at 7 p.m. take visitors back in time to the very beginnings of life on earth. Explore the deepest depths…

Find out more »

Oral Defense: Maura Foley

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bryant Global Sciences Center, Rm. 100,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Earth and Climate Sciences.

“Processes Leading to Localization in the Granitoid Units of the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone, Ontario, CA.”

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Oral Defense: Yadina Z. Clark

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lord Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Intermedia.

“The Sacred Art of Labyrinth Design: Optimization of a Liminal Aesthetic.”

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Oral Defense: Amma Amponsa

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchner Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

“Improving Extraction of Allergenic Soy Proteins From Soy Products.”

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Oral Defense: Javier Moreno

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

“Hydrodynamic Performance of Heave Plates on Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms.”

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Oral Defense: Natalie Kelly

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aubert Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Chemistry.

“1,1′- Ferrocenoyl bis-aclythiosemicarbazide: Synthesis, Characterization and Reaction with Hg(II).”

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$12.50

Home Food Preservation-Pressure Canning

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension,
57 Houlton Rd., Presque Isle, ME 04769
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Participants will learn and practice how to safely preserve vegetables and other low-acid foods in a pressure canner. This is a hands-on class.

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$6.00

Black Holes

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday until August 27, 2015
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Jordan Planetarium is finishing up the summer strong with four new programs for visitors of all ages and interests. Public shows are Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and all through August, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. There are plenty of opportunities to come along on adventures through the night sky.

Friday evenings at 7 p.m. take visitors back in time to the very beginnings of life on earth. Explore the deepest depths…

Find out more »

Hiroshima

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until August 9, 2015
IMRC, Stewart Hall 5785,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States

Hiroshima, an audio/visual installation commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, will be open to the public Aug. 6-9, noon-7 p.m., at IMRC, Stewart Commons. The installation will be presented by new media artists N.B. Aldrich and John Carney, a UMaine alumnus, in collaboration with artist Tomomi Adachi and Maine poet and musician Duane Ingalls. Hiroshima is based on John Hersey’s 1946 book by the same name, and will incorporate documentary film and bilingual composition.

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Oral Defense: Matthew D. Scaccia

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nutting Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Forest Resources

“Measuring Maine Residents’ Attitudes Toward Sustainable Tourism and Development: A Psychometric Approach.”

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Oral Defense: Emilia Golebiowska

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soderberg Lecture Hall,
5737 Jennes Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5737 United States
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Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

“Tagging of Starch and Latex in Paper Coatings”

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Oral Defense: Eric Venturini

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Stodder Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

“The Enhancement of Wild Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) for Pollination Security”

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Oral Defense: Elias Ayrey

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nutting Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Candidate for the Master of Science Degree in Forest Resources.

“Individual Tree Measurements From Three-Dimensional Point Clouds.”

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Hiroshima

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until August 9, 2015
IMRC, Stewart Hall 5785,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States

Hiroshima, an audio/visual installation commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, will be open to the public Aug. 6-9, noon-7 p.m., at IMRC, Stewart Commons. The installation will be presented by new media artists N.B. Aldrich and John Carney, a UMaine alumnus, in collaboration with artist Tomomi Adachi and Maine poet and musician Duane Ingalls. Hiroshima is based on John Hersey’s 1946 book by the same name, and will incorporate documentary film and bilingual composition.

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Oral Defense: Rachel Elaine Nelson

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IMRC Center,
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Candidate for the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Intermedia.

“Because Living: on performativity, process, and loving fiercely what isn’t working”

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