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April 2017
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Clifton Rock Climbing

April 29 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Maine Bound Adventure Center, 46 Sebago Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Day trip for outdoor rock climbing in Clifton, ME. Contact the Maine Bound Adventure Center for more information.

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Franco-American Film Mini-Festival, Part II: “Un Américain: Un portrait de Luc Levasseur

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soderberg Lecture Hall, 5737 Jenness Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5737 United States
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The University of Maine will host its sixth annual gathering — Rassemblement — of Franco-American writers, artists, and creatives, April 28–30, at the Franco American Centre on campus. The annual event, organized by UMaine’s Franco American Programs, aims to create a culturally supportive space in which members of the Franco-American creative community can share their work. This year’s gathering includes several anchor events that are free and open to the public. A screening of “Un Américain: A Portrait of Raymond…

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Faculty Recital with Dr. Anatole Wieck and Special Guest Gena Raps

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Wieck, violin and viola, and Gena Raps, piano, will perform work by Gregory Palitz, Debussy, Bartók, Schumann and others. This event is free and open to the public.

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Life of Trees

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the sun? How do they…

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Black Bear Men’s Chorus

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For more information, including a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit umaine.edu/spa/.

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May 2017

Littlefield Gallery Visiting Artist Series

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 5, 2017

Sculpture Studio, Collins Center Parking Lot, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Kazumi Hoshino, visiting artist. This event recurs daily, Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. — Work begins with a brief talk by artist 12 p.m. — Lunch discussions hosted by artist 12:30 p.m. — Work resumes 4:30 p.m. — Work ends for the day    

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UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 4, 2017

Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Annual juried exhibition of Department of Art students.  

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French Table

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 1, 2017

Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Conversation in French. All levels of ability are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. Occurs weekly on Mondays when classes are in session.

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A Day of Genealogy Workshops

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Franco-American Centre, Crossland Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free workshops by George Findlen, certified genealogist, will be held at the Franco American Centre (110 Crossland Hall across from the Alfond Arena), Monday, May 1, 2–8:15 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Penobscot County Genealogical Society. For more information, contact Lisam@maine.edu or 581.3789. 2–3 p.m.: Using Standard Histories to Find Elusive Relatives 3:15–4:15 p.m.: How to Tell if Your French-Canadian Ancestors Include Acadians 6–7 p.m.: Finding What Can’t Be Found: A Case Study in Whole Family Research 7:15–8:15 p.m.: Using the 1917 Code of Canon Law to Understand…

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The Long Road from Pollution to Protection; History in the Making

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Matt Scott, Aquatic Biologist. This talk will provide a living history of the state of water quality in Maine by aquatic biologist Matt Scott. Matt will focus on the history of Maine’s polluted waterways based on past records and personal history. We all live in a watershed, be it lotic or lentic, and our human footprints impact them all. The beginning of this living history perhaps dates back to the industrial revolution with Maine’s recovery from the…

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Colloquium: Learning about Genetics and Racial Inequality

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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In 1969 Arthur Jensen argued in the Harvard Educational Review that it would be difficult to eliminate the racial achievement gap in U.S. education because white and black students possessed different genetic potentials for intelligence. Jensen’s genetic thesis has been recycled time and time again throughout the academic literature and the media to justify the naturalness and continued existence of racial inequality in the U.S. education system. Nationally representative studies also suggest that at least 20 percent of non-Black American…

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Department of Psychology Annual Undergraduate Research and Awards Ceremony

May 1 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The ceremony is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, May 1 in the Bodwell Lounge. Presentation of research posters will begin at 3:15 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 3:45 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m.

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Monday Meditation Circle

May 1 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Monday, repeating until May 1, 2017

Wilson Center, 67 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Meditation Circle meets every Monday that school is in session at The Wilson Center. This group is facilitated by Theodate Lawlor and Steve McKay in the style of Thich Nhat Hanh. We look forward to sitting with you.

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Littlefield Gallery Visiting Artist Series

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 5, 2017

Sculpture Studio, Collins Center Parking Lot, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Kazumi Hoshino, visiting artist. This event recurs daily, Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. — Work begins with a brief talk by artist 12 p.m. — Lunch discussions hosted by artist 12:30 p.m. — Work resumes 4:30 p.m. — Work ends for the day    

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UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 4, 2017

Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Annual juried exhibition of Department of Art students.  

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds — veritable way stations in space — enabling us to cross the solar system. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit others. Explore…

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20 Years

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Brenton Hamilton.

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Four Hour Fortune Cookie

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Siobhan McBride.

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The Life of David

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Jared Cowan.

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Therapy Dog Visits

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Want to take a break from studying for finals? Join us at Fogler Library for our therapy dog visits. At the end of the semester, Fogler Library hosts a group of licensed therapy dogs and their handlers who come to the library to visit with UMaine students, faculty, and staff. The therapy dog visits will take place on the first floor of Fogler Library, and the visits are free and open to everyone. Spring 2017 Visits Tuesday, May 2 12–2…

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