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April 2017
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Rescheduled: The Role of Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - April 26 @ 6:00 pm

Please note: the date and venue of this talk have been changed.  It was originally scheduled for April 19 in the Coe Room, but will now be held on April 26 at 5 p.m. in 235 North Stevens Hall. The School of Policy and International Affairs presents "The Role of Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics," a talk by Paul Kunoni, UMaine M.A. in Global Policy candidate and author of The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity (iUniverse, 2015), a detailed account of how his tradition and family…

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Art Presentation and Discussion on Creative Practices

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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On Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m., University of Maine Intermedia MFA students Alicia Champlin and Eleanor Kipping will present their work and discuss creative practices at University of Maine Museum of Art. Admission is free. Audiences are welcome to bring their own lunch. Alicia Champlin will discuss her recent performance installation, "MOTIVE," in the context of a research-based experimental practice. The performance, which took place in December 2016, was intended to spark questions about the relationships between media and maker,…

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The Role of Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Stevens Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The School of Policy and International Affairs presents "The Role of Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics," a talk by Paul Kunoni, UMaine M.A. in Global Policy candidate and author of The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity (iUniverse, 2015), a detailed account of how his tradition and family background shaped his resolve to acquire formal education while simultaneously going through the rites of passages of the Massai, an indigenous pastoralist community in Kenya. After earning his undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the Kenya…

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15th Annual POETS/SPEAK!

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St
Bangor, United States
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The 15th Annual POETS/SPEAK! event on Thursday, April 27 at the Bangor Public Library in celebration of National Poetry Month. Our 15th anniversary event celebrates “Origins: Roots & Sources” in conjunction with the library’s month-long Smithsonian exhibit on “Human Origins.” Festivities open with a performance from Dear Darwin followed by readings by Leonore Hildebrandt, Simin Khosravani, Carl Little, Stefania Irene Marthakis and Danielle Walczak; live jazz; Belfast poet laureate Thomas Moore; three former Belfast poets laureate; local Poetry Out Loud winner, and many others. Come early to browse the Smithsonian exhibit,…

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New Writing Series: The Steve Grady Awards for Creative Writing

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine Humanities Center, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use…

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SPA and CCA Pre-Performance Lecture: Philip Edelman on the Combined Band Concert*

April 27 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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 The SPA and CCA pre-performance talk will be given by Philip Edelman, assistant professor of music education and the concert band director. During the talk, he will familiarize the audience with the historical, social, and musical contexts surrounding An American Elegy and Grant them Eternal Rest, two pieces which will be performed by the University of Maine Concert Band. Further, Dr. Roy Magnuson, composition professor at Illinois State University will provide special insight into his piece Houseplants in Terra Cotta…

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From UMaine to a Global Law Practice: Funding Opportunity in a Changing World

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 to listen to Jeff Johnson talk about his professional experiences in the world of business law. His talk will focus on career development and observations about how students can best identify and pursue opportunities leveraging innovation and legal practice. Jeff Johnson (B.S. ’93, M.S. ’95) is a partner in the technology transactions and licensing practice at WilmerHale, a global law firm with approximately 1000 attorneys worldwide. Based in Boston, Johnson works with clients from all…

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Natural Selection

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the World with the HMS Beagle. In the 19th century in Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life's most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction? Darwin explored the explanation for how life evolved and the factors which have shaped its development here on planet earth. Come explore how he used…

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Life of Trees

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the sun? How do they…

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May 2017

The Long Road from Pollution to Protection; History in the Making

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Matt Scott, Aquatic Biologist. Part of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For a full list of seminars, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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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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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds — veritable way stations in space — enabling us to cross the solar system. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit others. Explore…

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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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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids.  We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth, Moon and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star clusters…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth, Moon and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth, Moon and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star…

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