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September 2016

2016 UMaine Presidential Debate Watch Party

September 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Pod of Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

A University of Maine Presidential Debate Watch Party will be held in the North Pod of Memorial Union on Monday, Sept. 26 from 8:30-11 p.m., for the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. UMaine political science professors Rich Powell and Rob Glover will introduce the debate and facilitate pre- and post-debate discussion according to nonpartisan guidelines set by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Free pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the…

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October 2016

Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms featuring Dr. François G. Amar

October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

In this Fogler Library series, members of the UMaine community will speak about their experience of reading, their awakening as readers, their past and current best books (and maybe even their worst reads). They'll venture far outside their scholarly fields and bring us into the world of their personal reading. The first installment of this series will feature Dr. François Amar, Dean of the Honors College, on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Fogler…

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Maine-Wabanaki REACH Ally Workshop

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Colvin Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This presentation, designed for a non-Native Maine audience and presented by non-Natives, is about understanding ourselves in relation to the Indigenous people of our country and particularly the Wabanaki. The workshop will include information about our shared history with indigenous people, awareness of white privilege, and the role of an ally in promoting social change. The goal is to deepen our understanding of Maine’s shared history with Wabanaki people, the trauma and resilience associated with that history and strategies for…

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November 2016

Books in My Life featuring Professor Laura Cowan

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

In this series, members of the UMaine community will speak about their experience of reading, their awakening as readers, their past and current best books (and maybe even their worst reads). They'll venture far outside their scholarly fields and bring us into the world of their personal reading. Chair of the English Department, Laura Cowan has been a professor at the University of Maine for twenty-nine years. She chose the University of Maine because of her dedication to public education…

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December 2016

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday — A Literary Celebration

December 7, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm
University Bookstore, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Members of the community are invited to a celebration of poet Emily Dickinson's birthday featuring in-store poetry readings by student's faculty and friends of UMaine. Light refreshments will be served.

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April 2017

2017 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics: Sherri Mitchell

April 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine Honors College is proud to present "The Heart of Spirit Based Change," a lecture by Sherri Mitchell, 2017 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics. Sherri Mitchell was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, and a Juris Doctorate and a certificate in indigenous people’s law and policy from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. Among her many recognitions are the 2010…

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March 2018

The New Immigrant Experience: Sharing Stories and Dispelling Myths

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
D. P. Corbett Business Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Three panelists share stories of their journeys to Maine. A discussion, led by Liliana Herakova, lecturer of communication and journalism, will follow. Taste of Africa reception: 4:30–5:15 p.m. Panel presentation and discussion: 5:30–7 p.m. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the Office of International Programs, the Division of Lifelong Learning, the Rising Tide Center, the School of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, and the Professional Employees Advisory Council.

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April 2018

Next Steps on your Climate Journey

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University of Maine Orono, ME 04469 United States

Workshop presented by 2018 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics, Professor Mick Smyer, Bucknell University. Location TBD.

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2018 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics: Mick Smyer

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The University of Maine Honors College is proud to present "Living a Full, Ethical and Sustainable Life in the 21st Century: Lessons from Psychology, Ethics, and Human-Centered Design,"  a lecture by 2018 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics, Professor Mick Smyer, Bucknell University. The event will take place Wednesday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Nutting Hall, Room 100. A reception starting at 4 p.m. will precede the talk. Brief Abstract: Consider these key ethical dilemmas that each of us face as we age…

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Death, Communion and Peace: Tanabe Hajime’s Philosophy of Death Through Noh Theater

April 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
The Maples, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Philosophy-Honors Colloquium presents "Death, Communion and Peace: Tanabe Hajime’s Philosophy of Death Through Noh Theater," a talk by Dr. Itsuki Hayashi, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

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