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April 2017

Softball vs University of Massachusetts Lowell

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mike Kessock Field, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Annie

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” For a full schedule of…

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Concert Band

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Hedda Gabler — NT Live

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free … Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther,…

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La Traviata — The Met: Live in HD

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire.…

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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. Admission: $9, free with student MaineCard

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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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May 2017
Free

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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Maine Day

May 3

No classes except classes that meet two or fewer times per week. For the full 2016–2017 Academic Year Calendar, click here.

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Maine Day of Giving

May 3
University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Maine Day of Giving is 24-hour fundraising event coordinated by the University of Maine Annual Fund office, which coincides with Maine Day, the traditional day of service at the University of Maine. Whether you are currently on campus or not, you can participate in Maine Day by making a gift. Use the hashtag #mainedayofgiving17 on social media, provide links to umainefoundation.org/mainedayofgiving in your email and on your website.

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2017 Maine Day Parade

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Help kick off Maine Day with the annual parade. Visit the  Maine Day Parade sign up website below to register a float. Open to all UMaine departments, offices, student organizations, partners and affiliates. Participants are encouraged to utilize this year’s theme: Harry Potter. umaine.edu/studentlife/maineday/parade-signup/ Line up will begin at 8 a.m. outside the Emera Astronomy Center with a parade start at 8:30 a.m. Registration closes Monday, May 1 at 5 p.m.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurial Networking Event

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States
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Join The Foster Center for Student Innovation for a night of networking, innovation and entrepreneurial information, free hors d'ouvres, and a cash bar. Local business leaders and student entrepreneurs will be in attendance to answer questions and help you get started as an entrepreneur.

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Dance Showcase

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 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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Softball vs University at Albany

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mike Kessock Field, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dance Showcase

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Softball vs University at Albany

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mike Kessock Field, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Softball vs University at Albany

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mike Kessock Field, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dance Showcase

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Celebrating Women

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Jenny Lester, soloist Kelly Lester, soloist Helen Richman, soloist Fanny Mendelssohn, Overture in C Lucas Richman, World Premiere Amy Beach, Symphony No. 2 “Gaelic” The BSO’s 121st season closes with a program celebrating women, featuring Amy Beach’s 1896 symphony and a new work by Maestro Richman paying tribute to women of the “greatest generation.” For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events/.

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16th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Tickets are available at the door on a pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested donation is $10. Connection by David Vazdauskas Following a horrific event, the struggle between forgiveness and revenge is complicated by the possibilities of the future. Elwood’s Last Job by Elaine Ford After forty years of doing menial jobs in a small Maine town, Elwood is about to change his life — and the local laundromat — in dramatic and surprising ways. Miracles by Ron Kanecke Two characters who operate a shady business…

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