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September 2017

Climate Matters

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 307, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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An Ad hoc discussion of current weather events and their relation to past, present and future climate trends will be held in BGSC 307 on Friday, Sept., 8 at 3 p.m. Discussion will be led by Bradfield Lyon and Sean Birkel. All are invited. Bring questions and skepticism.

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Reconciling Jewish Theology with the Holocaust

September 9 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Congregation Beth Abraham, 145 York Street
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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“Reconciling Jewish Theology with the Holocaust,” a lecture presented by Professor Roger Brooks, Connecticut College. To be followed by a discussion after the Sabbath service and a brunch in Professor Brooks’ honor. Roger Brooks is Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Connecticut College, a widely published scholar of both Biblical History and the Holocaust, and President of Facing History and Ourselves. He received his Ph.D. in Judaic Studies at Brown University under the supervision of Jacob Neusner. Sponsored by University of…

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In My Backyard

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

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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Damming Decisions: Searching for Sustainable Solutions in New England Rivers

September 11 @ 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 Sam Roy, New England Sustainability Consortium. 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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Making Sense of the North Korea Crisis

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The University of Maine will host a panel discussion, “Making Sense of the North Korea Crisis,” on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA), the panel will feature UMaine Political Science and SPIA professor Kristin Vekasi, UMaine Political Science professor Asif Nawaz, and SPIA graduate student Jiwon Nam. Topics to be discussed include the politics of the Korean peninsula…

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Meet the Investor: Maine Venture Fund

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Meet with an accomplished Maine investor, John Burns, who is Managing Director of Maine Venture Fund. The "Meet the Investor" series gives students and entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with investors, get their funding questions answered in real time, and understand what investors are looking for. This event is open to anyone wanting to understand the current investment landscape in Maine and is free to the public. About the Speaker: John Burns has 30 years of institutional investing experience; the last…

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Carbon Cycle Complexity on Land and in the Air: Challenges and Solutions

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents a talk by Kenneth Davis, Professor of Meteorology, Penn State. The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. Made possible with generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, call…

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Canadians Teaching in the United States

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Coe Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A panel discussion examines the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities faced by Canadian scholars who research and teach in the United States, featuring: Sharrona Pearl Assistant Professor of Communication, Core Faculty in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania and 2017 Geddes W. Simpson Lecturer, University of Maine Mark McLaughlin Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies University of Maine Frédéric Rondeau Assistant Professor of French and Assistant Director of the Canadian-American Center University of Maine  

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2017 Geddes W. Simpson Lecture

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The fact and fantasy of face transplant surgery will be the focus of the 16th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture. Sharrona Pearl, an assistant professor in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “Face Transplant Surgery and the Meaning of Identity: A history and case study.” Reception to follow.

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New Writing Series — Joanna Ruocco (Fiction)

September 14 @ 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 New Writing Series opens its eighteenth season of literary programming at the University of Maine with a fiction reading on September 14. The line-up for the fall is as follows: Sept. 14 — Joanna Ruocco (fiction) Sept. 21 — Mark Tardi (poetry) Oct. 5 — Claire Donato (poetry, digital humanities) Oct. 19 — Roy Kesey (fiction) Nov. 9 — Idra Novey (fiction) All NWS events are held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space in 104 Stewart Commons. Visiting writers are introduced by English faculty members. All events are free and open to…

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School of Marine Sciences Faculty/Staff, Postdocs, Grad Students, Introductions to Each Person’s Research, Part II

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aubert Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Hosted by Becky Van Beneden and David Townsend. 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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In My Backyard

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

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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Pedagogy Roundtable: Skills-Based Approaches for Teaching Academic Integrity

September 18 @ 12:00 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Participants: Dana Carver-Bialer, CMJ Doctoral Student Lily Herakova, Lecturer, Communication and Journalism Bryan Picciotto, CMJ Doctoral Student Tyler Quiring, CMJ Doctoral Student Holly Schreiber, Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism Part of the CMJ Colloquium Series Fall 2017.

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Protecting Maine’s Greatest Resource

September 18 @ 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 Melanie Loyzim, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection. 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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History Department Symposium: Eliga Gould on the Treaty that Created the Early American Republic

September 18 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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Eliga Gould, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, will deliver a lecture titled: "Crucible of Peace: The Turbulent History of the Treaty that Created the American Republic.” The event is part of the History Department's 2017–18 Symposium Series and will be held at 3:10 p.m. in the Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

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Honor Our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A lecture by author, educator and activist Z. Nicolazzo,assistant professor in the Adult and Higher Education Program, and a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University. Nicolazzo examines the legacies of resistance, resilience, and love of trans people, especially the trans women of color who have been all but been erased from what is now known as the LGBT Rights Movement. Nicolazzo's research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with…

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2017 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Free

Facts versus Values: How can we make better decisions? Keynote speaker: Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University Remarks by Senator George J. Mitchell. Reception to follow. The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies — especially the intersection of nano, bio, information and cognitive technologies — also have the potential to reshape human life. These challenges will require difficult decisions based on both science and…

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New Writing Series — Mark Tardi (Poetry)

September 21 @ 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 New Writing Series opens its eighteenth season of literary programming at the University of Maine with a fiction reading on September 14. The line-up for the fall is as follows: Sept. 14 — Joanna Ruocco (fiction) Sept. 21 — Mark Tardi (poetry) Oct. 5 — Claire Donato (poetry, digital humanities) Oct. 19 — Roy Kesey (fiction) Nov. 9 — Idra Novey (fiction) All NWS events are held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space in 104 Stewart Commons. Visiting writers are introduced by English faculty members. All events are free and open to…

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Touchstones of Inspiration: Notes from a Sculptor

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A lecture by Hugh Lassen. For more information about Hugh Lassen and his work, visit hughlassen.com.  

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Experiences as a Latino that Influenced a Career

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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Free

This is the first lecture in the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series 2017. Presented by Rachelle Tome, a former Chief Academic Office for the Maine Department of Education. Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. To view the series flyer, click here.

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