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October 2020

2020 Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs (online)

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At Easter time in 1949, Margaret Chase Smith gave a radio speech over the Mutual Broadcasting System expressing regret “that so few women have been chosen to participate in the United Nations.” In the aftermath of two World Wars, Senator Smith went on to assert that: “Wars are man-made. Peace could be partially woman-made.”   Seventy years later, the 2020 Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs will examine the role of women in global issues. The speaker will be Lora Pitman,…

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Spanish Table (online)

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 10, 2020

If you would like to practice or build your spoken Spanish, join the Spanish Table for informal conversation. All levels of language ability are welcome. The group starts meets noon–1 p.m. on Thursdays via Zoom when classes are in session.  Contact Maria Sandweiss at for more information and for the Zoom Link.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering Open House (online)

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Graduate School's strategic recruiter, Jason Aylmer, GSBSE program coordinator, Zhen Zhang, and community members in GSBSE for an online open house event on Oct. 22. This event is open to all interested parties. Register here.

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Advancing Nonviolent Communication (online)

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 11, 2020 at 9:00 am


This four-day ONLINE workshop will bring clarity on how what you think, say, and do impacts your relationship with yourself and others. Bring your Nonviolent Communication skills to a new level as you transform habits and patterns that are not serving you and those you interact with at work, in your family and in your community.

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Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills (online)

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 9:00 am


Critical thinking can improve your ability to make decisions, solve problems, advocate for a cause and communicate more effectively in your personal and professional relationships. All you need is an open mind, your natural curiosity and a willingness to step back and reflect. Critical thinking is not a mysterious trait or an intellectual bag of tricks, but a skill that anyone can learn. It is a combination of powerful skills, ideas and practices that can help you be more effective…

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Using Videos as an Assessment Tool (online)

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The shift to remote teaching has meant exploring new tools for both how we deliver our information and also how we ask students to demonstrate their knowledge. We will explore how students can use videos to demonstrate their knowledge, such as recorded presentations, demonstrations or simulations. Register here

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Virtual UMaine/UMM Budget Forum

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Provost John Volin and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Qualls will lead a virtual FY21 and FY22 Campus Budget Forum on Friday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.–noon. The forum will include an update on the FY21 budget and preliminary discussion of the FY22 budget.    The link to the event: The campus community is encouraged to attend and participate in this important discussion. All are welcome to send questions to As many questions as possible will be addressed…

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The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research from the Engineering Perspective

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Somayeh Khosroazad, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Dr. Khosroazad received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, in 2006 and 2009, respectively, and a Ph.D. from University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran, in 2017. She is currently the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maine. This talk explains the processing algorithms of extracting useful features from sleep signals recorded by…

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Faculty Discussions About Brightspace (online)

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Faculty members are invited to share their input. What do you love about Brightspace? What would you love to see done differently? Maybe we can help. IT, CITL, and Faculty Senate IT Committee will host this discussion to hear about what features would make the learning for your students better, and your teaching more streamlined. It also may be a great opportunity to learn solutions and added features you may not know about yet. Register here. Sponsored by IT, CITL,…

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Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge (online)

October 26 - October 30

Join UMaine's Fogler Library and the Department of Communication and Journalism for "Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge." Each day, for five days between Oct. 26–30, participants will receive brief tasks designed to build their news literacy, while having fun and learning something new. Activities include discerning fact from fiction in popular news stories, deconstructing the purpose and content of the news,  and examining the role of confirmation bias in how we interact with news media. RSVP to…

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