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