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November 2017

New Writing Series — Indra Novey (Fiction)

November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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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Kids, Don’t Take My Advice: 45 Years of Braggin’ About Maine

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Maine Folklife Center’s “Framing Maine” series kicks off with TV personality Bill Green. Bill Green is well known in Maine for his TV show called Bill Green’s Maine. This gives him a unique ability to speak to “framing Maine” since he does so on every show when he decides what to feature and how to present the topic. You can learn more about Green from The Maine Magazine’s profile of Green. Featuring a conversation with NPR’s Brian Naylor and presentation of the…

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Phantom of the Universe

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, Phantom of the Universe immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of dark matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the…

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Cosmic Journey

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

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

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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From Page to Stage: “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Post-Show Discussion

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States
Free

Join theater professionals Pier Carlo Talenti and Toby Bercovici for a post-show discussion on Sunday, Nov. 12, after the  matinee of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" in Hauck Auditorium. If you can’t make the show that day, you are welcome to come to the discussion. Food and drinks provided. Until 2016 Pier Carlo Talenti was the director of new play development at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, where he oversaw one of the country’s most vigorous new-play commissioning programs. Over…

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Hate Speech is Free Speech

November 13 @ 12:00 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A presentation by Paul Grosswiler, Professor, Communication and Journalism. Part of the CMJ Colloquium Series Fall 2017.

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Fulbright Panel

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join University of Maine faculty and staff for this panel discussion on teaching and conducting research abroad through the Fulbright Program. Panelists include Dr. Francois G. Amar, Dr. Christine Beitl, Dr. Mario Teisl and Dr. Gregory Zaro. The event will take place Nov. 13 from 2–4:00 pm in the Memorial Union's Bangor room.

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Sustainability Lightning Talks

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Eight students will present five-minute talks on their sustainability research in Maine. Selected Presentations: Graduate Responses of potato varieties to Dickeya dianthicola and Pectobacterium parmentieri that cause blackleg and soft rot — Nayara Fabiola Marangoni, School of Food and Agriculture Degradation of the herbicide atrazine from drinking water using photocatalysis — Matthew A. Moyet, Ecology and Environmental Sciences The influence of dam management on water quantity in rural New England — Andrew Newcomb, School of Earth and Climate Sciences Optimizing organic nitrogen fertility…

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WWII Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Why It Matters Today

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Tom Ikeda, Director of Densho, a grassroots organization that preserves the stories of Japanese Americans interned during WWII following President Roosevelt's executive order 9066. The organization also educates and provides resources to those interested in learning more.

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Tuesdays at the IMRC — Visiting Artist Series

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 3, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on October 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

IMRC Center Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Intermedia MFA "Tuesdays at the IMRC" Lecture Series provides the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world. All events are free, open to the public and take place at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine, at 7 p.m. For more information, including the schedule of upcoming events, visit imrccenter.com/fall-2017-imfa-imrc-visiting-artist-series/.

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Tuesdays at the IMRC — Visiting Artist Series

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
IMRC Center Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Intermedia MFA "Tuesdays at the IMRC" Lecture Series provides the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world. Sam Van Aken uses performance, video, and installation to distort expectations and force critical encounters. “I approach art as a situation, rather than creating an image and having people perceive it,” he has said. Van Aken creates works that are multi-sensory and often large in both…

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Researchers in Residence Artist Lecture — Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The IMRC and the Intermedia MFA program are proud to announce the IMRC Fall 2017 Researchers in Residence, Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs from the Art and Technology program at the Ohio State University. Rinaldo and Youngs will be arriving the third week of November and will provide opportunities for students from the Intermedia MFA, New Media and Art dept. to assist in producing a new project for the Stewart Commons lobby, titled “Machine Garden.” Initial 3D design models of…

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Designing a Climate-Resilient Conservation Network for Reptiles and Amphibians in the Northeastern United States

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents Cynthia Loftin, Unit Leader and Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, University of Maine. 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…

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Four Foundational Theories of Labor Activism in Maine: The Knights of Labor, the AFL, the IWW, and the Socialist Part of Eugene Debs

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education, UMaine. 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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International Opportunities for Faculty

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bumps Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Faculty have the unique opportunity to internationalize UMaine by teaching abroad. Teaching abroad allows faculty to establish contacts with foreign colleagues, diversify course curriculum, and develop international relationships for research and other purposes. Join us for a panel discussion with five UMaine faculty who have led travel study courses or taught abroad as a USAC Visiting Professor.

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Parallel Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Bayesian Analysis of Big Data

November 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

A talk by Professor Erin Conlon, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University Massachusetts Amherst. Snacks at 3:15 p.m., lecture at 3:30 p.m. Part of the Mathematics Colloquium series. Click here for information about other events in the series.  

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The Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts — Humanities Approaches to Aging Across the Ages

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A series consisting of two panels by UMaine Humanities professors and two lectures by visiting scholars, moderated by Frédéric Rondeau, Assistant Director of the Canadian-American Center and Assistant Professor of French. Participants: Steve Evans (English) “Late Style: A Feminist Future for a Category of Patriarchal Aesthetics?” Justin Wolff (Art History) “Passé: Notes on Connoisseurship & Art History” "Some ideas get old. Some revive after decades of turmoil. Some seem gone forever, and then come back. The decline and the renaissance…

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Applying Spatial Ecology to Ecosystem Management of the Northern Sierra Nevada

November 17 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Dr. Matthew Johnson, Plumas National Forest, U.S. Forest Service.

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Phantom of the Universe

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, Phantom of the Universe immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of dark matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the…

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Cosmic Journey

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

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

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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