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April 2021

Research Impact Challenge

April 12 - April 16

The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work. Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one’s scholarly profile, measure the impact of one’s research, and/or promote one’s work to reach new audiences. Activities vary, but typically take anywhere…

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UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity

April 16

At the University of Maine, students inspire creativity and leadership in the discovery of new knowledge that makes a direct difference to the people of Maine. The 2021 annual UMaine Student Symposium (#UMSS21) is held every spring and is open to all disciplines. All students from the University of Maine and the University of Maine Machias can present their research and creative activity in the form of video presentations and will be judged by faculty, staff, and community sponsors. UMSS21 invites students…

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Pathways to Commercialization of Medical Products or Devices (online)

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Michael Mason, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine. About the Speaker: Dr. Mason is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Dr. Mason’s research focuses on understanding and utilizing physical properties that are defined at the single molecule or nanoscale to develop new materials and technologies which utilize them. Dr. Mason earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physics…

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Coffee Hour (online)

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 30, 2021

Coffee Hour is on Fridays, the event is host by ISA or a partner on campus. This is held over Zoom and there may be a limited attendance.  

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Dynamic Earth

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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28th Annual Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

The 2020–2021 Virtual Borns Symposium will begin on Monday, Oct. 5 from noon–1 p.m. This virtual event will take place weekly as a one-hour Zoom event during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic semesters. This weekly one-hour Zoom format will allow three CCI graduate students to present their papers during each one-hour Zoom session. Each presentation will be 12 minutes in length with 2–3 minutes for Q&A. Each week’s session will start with a summary of the previous week’s…

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A Fishy Tail About Our Food System

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online, University of Maine

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Joshua Stoll, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Global trade of natural resources, including seafood, is at an all-time high as a result of improved technology and trade policies that promote export. Today, an estimated 36% of the seafood worldwide is traded across international borders at a value of $148 billion. In the United States alone,…

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Physiological Implications of Pre-Existing Inflammatory Co-Morbidities When The Body is Introduced to Novel Infectious Processes (online)

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A talk by Dr. Deborah Saber, Ph.D, RN, CCRN-K Part of the Microbes and Social Equity spring speaker series, which runs on Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m. from  Feb. 10–Apr. 28..  Registration is required to get the Zoom link, but is free and open to the public. All seminars will be recorded and available online after the presentation date. Registration is being set up on a rolling basis, so you may need to check back later in the spring to register for…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for…

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The Stories We Tell: McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows Showcase

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 22, 2021

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is sponsoring a two-night research showcase event, "The Stories We Tell," featuring the research and creative work of our four graduating undergraduate student fellows. While each student has been working independently, their collective research this past year all happened to center around stories that people tell from generation to generation. The showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. on both nights. Join the events via Zoom here. PRESENTATION…

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