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October 2021

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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2021 University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Virtual Colloquium: Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  in the Delivery of Age-Friendly Health Care

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The sixteenth annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, "Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Deliver of Age-Friendly Health Care, will be held Monday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Special Notice: To respect the safety and health of all of our participants, this year’s colloquium will be a virtual event. Deadline for receipt of registrations: Monday, Oct. 18. To register online with a credit card or electronic check, click here. Click here to view the program. About the…

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Celebrity Refugees and Foreign Policy: The Politics of Fame in International Protection

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Talk by Dr. Nicholas Micinski (with Caroline Lindey), Department of Political Science, UMaine. Part of CMJ's Fall 2021 Colloquium Series. Attend in person at Dunn Hall, Room 424, or via Zoom.

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Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History (online)

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

via Zoom zoom.us/j/86837813003?pwd=eWxrNFlTZ-VdZMTQrVGRCc1FmOGRqZz09 Max Abrahms is a professor of public policy and political science at Northeastern University, where he specializes in security studies, particularly the study of terrorism. Abrahms has published extensively in leading academic and popular outlets such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times. His book, "Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in…

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Collaborating Toward Climate Solutions

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online, University of Maine
Orono,

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Esperanza Stancioff, Extension Professor, UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant Parker Gassett, Marine Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant Esperanza and Parker will discuss insights from the Maine Climate Change Adaptation Providers Network and share their experiences working with municipalities on climate adaptation through the…

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Maine Forest Climate Change Webinar Series — Session 1: Penobscot Experimental Forest (Spruce-Fir)

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Building on the success of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests' 2020 Science and Practice Forum and 2020–21 Science and Practice Webinar Series, FCCI and FSG are pleased to announce a follow-up series that will address climate change impacts on the different forest types found in Maine through a combination of 1-hour webinars paired with half-day field tours. The webinars will provide an overview of the topics and issues faced at each site: including those related to the intersection…

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Limb vs Tail — Two Modes of Tissue Regeneration in Axolotl

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Free

Speaker: Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, MDIBL About the Speaker: Prayag Murawala studied across India — Bharuch, Anand, Vadodara, Mumbai, Bangalore — before settling for his graduate studies in the lab of Dr. Jomon Joseph at the NCCS in Pune (2005-2010). He then moved to Europe in Dr. Elly Tanaka’s lab at the MPI-CBG Research institute in Dresden, Germany. Along with Tanaka, he moved from the MPI-CBG to CRTD, Dresden to the IMP, Vienna (2011–20). After exploring Europe, he moved to the…

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Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Who’s Your Daddy: A Dramatic Reading Under the Stars

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Published by Augury Books earlier this year, "Who's Your Daddy" is Arisa White’s debut poetic memoir, which poet Patricia Smith says, "unreels like heart-wrenching fragments of film." It is a lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her father. Incorporating poetry and prose, "Who’s Your Daddy" employs the motif of stars and constellations to navigate and populate the distance that…

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