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February 2017

Little Star that Could

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe. Join a medium sized yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

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Rethinking the Humor of Anthropomorphism

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Holly Schreiber, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism. Part of the Department of Communication and Journalism Colloquium Series.

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Crafting Sustainable Well-Being: An Investigation of the Beer Industry in Maine

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Speakers: Andrew Crawley, Assistant Professor of Regional Economic Development, University of Maine Angela Daley, Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy, University of Maine Well-being in Maine remains below the United States average with key indicators, such as poverty and health status, among the worst in the nation. The craft beer industry has been one of the few stand out contributors to economic growth across the state. Is it a possible solution to sustainable well-being in Maine? We consider this…

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Browntail Moth Presentation in Kennebunkport

February 28 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd.
Kennebunkport, ME 04014 United States
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The effects of the browntail moth on the coastal area of Kennebunkport and Biddeford will be the focus of a panel presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The browntail moth, a destructive, invasive insect, can defoliate a tree just as buds are opening in the spring. The moth’s microscopic hairs also can cause rash and respiratory problems in humans. Panel members include Amanda Couture, Board of Pesticides Control; Kyle Rosenberg, arborist; Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension educator; and representatives from KCT and…

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Tuesdays at the IMRC: Jane Prophet

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States
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On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Professor Jane Prophet will present her work as a part of Tuesdays at the IMRC, the UMaine Intermedia MFA program’s visiting artist lecture series. Jane Prophet is a visual artist and writer at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her practice-based research and writing emerges through collaborations with scientists such as neuroscientists, stem cell researchers, mathematicians and heart surgeons. She works across media and disciplines to produce objects and installations, frequently combining traditional and…

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March 2017
Free

COEHD Rural Education and Rural Poverty Lecture Series: Dr. Kai Schafft

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Lecture Series is proud to host Dr. Kai Schafft, associate professor of education and director of the Center on Rural Education and Communities at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Schafft will give a talk titled "Rural Bites Back? Understanding Rural Development and Education Policy Contexts in a Post-Obama Era." A reception with Dr. Schafft will follow the lecture. This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series Committee and…

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Tuesdays at the IMRC: Miya Masaoka

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States
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Miya Masaoka is a classically trained musician, composer and sound/installation artist. She has created works for solo koto, laser interfaces, laptop, video and sculptural installations and written scores for ensembles, chamber orchestra and mixed choirs. She has a large body of work for koto, live electronics and video. She often works with the sonification of data and maps the behavior of brain activity, plants and insect movement to sound. Masaoka's work has been performed throughout the world including the Venice Biennale,…

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Reactionary Populism: Right Wing Ideologies and Movements in Europe and the United States

March 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Alex Grab, Emeritus Professor of History, and Nathan Godfried, Professor of History. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series) Spring 2017. Event rescheduled from Feb. 16.  

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Ali Abedi

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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“Wireless Leak Detection for International Space Station,” a lecture presented by Dr. Ali Abedi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Center for Undergraduate Research. The Science Lecture Series at Emera Astronomy Center will take place the first Thursday of each month and is a partnership project with the Maine Science Festival and will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around our state and use the digital planetarium to visualize these discoveries in a new dramatic…

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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar: Dr. Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Spring 2017 presents Dr. Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory. Hosted by Han Tan. Light refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.  

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They explore the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun and the moon.  Along the way, they learn how…

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Dynamic Earth

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Browntail Moth Presentation in Freeport

March 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Freeport Town Council Chambers, 30 Main St.
Freeport, ME 04013 United States
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The browntail moth and its effects on trees and people will be the focus of a presentation Thursday, March 9, 2017. The browntail moth, a destructive, invasive insect, can defoliate a tree just as buds are opening in the spring. The moth’s microscopic hairs also can cause rash and respiratory problems in humans. UMaine Extension staff member and Master Gardener volunteer Lynne Holland will present a slide show and answer questions from the audience.

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from earth. They explore the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun and the moon.  Along the way, they learn how…

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from earth. They explore the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun and the moon.  Along the way, they learn how…

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Dynamic Earth

March 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the inner workings of earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Seminar

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Conservation behavior: a fearful perspective," presented by Dr. Daniel Blumstein, University of California, Los Angeles.

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