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September 2017

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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Emera Astronomy Center Event: Asteroid: Mission Extreme

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Emera Astronomy Center will be offering a special set of programs throughout Friends and Family weekend at the University of Maine. UMaine students are invited to bring their families and friends to experience the largest planetarium in the state of Maine. Saturday, Sept. 23: Dynamic Earth, Dream to Fly, Dawn of the Space Age, and Black Holes. Sunday, Sept. 24: From Earth to the Universe and Asteroid: Mission Extreme. For full schedule and registration details, visit the Friends and Family Weekend homepage.

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Emera Astronomy Center Event: In My Backyard

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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Co-Citation or Capacity-Building? Researcher Perspectives on Success within an Interdisciplinary, Sustainability Science Team

September 25 @ 12:00 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A presentation Abby Roche, CMJ Doctoral Student. Part of the CMJ Colloquium Series Fall 2017.

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Unisexual Salamanders: The Evolution and Ecology of Strange Reproduction

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Dr. Robert Denton, University of Connecticut. Presented by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology.

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Arsenic Compounds in the Marine and Terrestrial Environment: From Analytical Considerations to Implications for Human Health.

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hitchner Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The School of Marine Sciences and Department and Molecular and Biomedical Sciences presents a talk by Dr. Brian Jackson, Dartmouth University. Hosted by Susan Brawley and Julie Gosse. For more information, contact Susan Brawley at brawley@maine.edu.

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Forestry in Chile: Past, Present and Future

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The School of Forest Resources presents Dr. Christian Salas, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, contact Cindy Paschal, School of Forest Resources, as early as possible at 581.2841 or cpaschal@maine.edu to discuss your needs.

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The Sustainable Plate — Reflections of a US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Member

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Miriam Nelson, Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Sustainability Success through Community Conservation

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Anthony Charles, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Co-sponsored by the School of Marine Sciences. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Risk Perceptions of Metallic Mineral Mining in Maine

September 26 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Andrew Morgan, candidate for the Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, will be defending his thesis. Event Host: Dr. Sandra de Urioste-Stone. For more information or a disability accommodation, contact Sandra de Urioste-Stone at sandra.de@maine.edu or 581.2885.

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Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture by Sara Morris

September 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Accounting for Happiness: The Rewards of Unlikely Career Choices, and the Lasting Value of Kindness," a talk by Sara M. Morris, Managing Director, Stone Coast Fund Services LLC. After initially considering that she might become an actress or a doctor, Sara Morris earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maine in 1986 with highest honors and highest distinction. She began her career as a CPA in Boston with Deloitte and Touche, and has held senior leadership positions with high-growth…

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Mathematics Colloquium: Distinguished Representations and Relative Discrete Series for p-adic Groups

September 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lecture by Jerrod Smith. Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m. (snacks at 3:15 p.m.)  

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Decolonizing Academic Spaces: Women of Color Speaking on Student Success, Allyship and Motherhood

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coe Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

UMaine Women in Academia and the Women and Gender Studies will host a live stream of a panel of five Women of Color (WoC) Scholars taking place in Baton Rouge, LA. The purpose of the panel is to amplify the voices of women of color in academia and shed light to the struggles they face in academic, predominantly white spaces. One goal of the panel is to demystify the road to success for women of color by discussing the emotional…

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Sanctuary: How do we Prepare for Living that Commitment?

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Dr. Joseph Cistone, CEO of IPM (International Partners in Mission), working across borders of faith, culture, and economic circumstance to create partnerships that build justice, peace and hope, and a lecturer in Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School and Pastor of Seaside UCC on MDI. Part of the Marxist-Socialist Studies Controversies Series. Click here for a full schedule of events in the Fall 2017 lecture series. Free and open to the public. Brown bag lunch.  

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Truth, Healing and Change in the Land of the Dawn

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

Learn about the collective history and relationship of Maine and Wabanaki people through an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). What is the history and future of TRC? Barbara Kates, Maine communities organizer for Maine Wabanaki REACH, will address this and other questions. Free admission. Refreshments served.    

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Cholo in Peru, Latino in the United States. How Similar is Racism and White Privilege in the North and in the South? A Personal History

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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A talk presented by Marco Aviles, author and journalist. A reception will follow the lecture. Part of the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month lecture series. All events are free and open to the public. To view the series flyer, click here.

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Sustainability Success Through Community Conservation

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aubert Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The School of Marine Sciences presents a talk by Dr. Anthony Charles, St. Mary’s University. Hosted by Josh Stoll. All School of Marine Science seminars are in Room 354, Aubert Hall at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Refreshments are available at 10:45 a.m. A voluntary brown bag lunch involving the speaker will follow the seminar to generate interdisciplinary discussions around the presented marine science topic. For more information, contact Susan Brawley at brawley@maine.edu.

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The To-Night Show at the Emera Astronomy Center

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until September 29, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In this all-live late night talk show styled planetarium program, your host will bring you the latest and greatest in astronomy news including NASA missions, new discoveries, and plenty of (bad) jokes. Starring 4-time Emmy watching host Scott Mitchell, the legally and creatively distinct To-night Show offers fun and entertainment, while definitely not infringing on the copyright of NBC. The guest stars here are a lot brighter than your usual fare. Come check it out. Praise for the To-Night Show: "Isn't…

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October 2017

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 29, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster — and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view the calendar. Tickets may be purchased online,by phone at 207.581.1341, or at the Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior…

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Putting Human Population Growth and Attendant Consumption Back on the Radar Screen: A Fisheries Perspective

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Professor Karin Limburg, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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