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December 2016

Multifarious: Artists in Flux — Opening Reception

December 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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2016 Senior Capstone Art Exhibition. Celebrate the creative work of UMaine's Senior Art, Art Education and Art History students.  

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WiSe-Net Leak Detection System Launch Party

December 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by the Emera Astronomy Center. Admission to the event is free, but tickets must be reserved online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at the Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior to the show.  

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January 2017

2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

January 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wells Central, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life will be held Jan. 16 in the Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate the life and legacy of King’s service while offering inspiration through diversity and social commitment. The annual program runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will feature food, music and a peace writing prize recognition. Danielle M. Conway, dean…

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University of Maine Scholar-Athlete Recognition Ceremony 

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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2016 Scholar-Athletes, fall 2016 *Rising Stars*, Team Maine 2016 and the M Club Dean Smith Award recipients will be honored at this event.

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February 2017

Reception: UMaine Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Reception: Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University Club, Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, along with the Maine Business School, is pleased to be hosting Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Members of the university community are invited to attend a reception with Terry at 4 p.m. at the University Club, Fogler Library (all are welcome, no RSVP required.) Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with a past or current career as a policy maker in the state. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center brings these…

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March 2017

Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend all or part of the competition. 9:00 Opening remarks - Jessica Leahy, Interim Associate Dean for Research 9:10 Stream Dynamics in the Headwaters of Postglacial Watershed Systems - Brett Gerard, School of Earth and Climate Sciences 9:30 Exploring Confidence and Social Capital to Engage Maine Landowners in Informed Forest Stewardship - Ian Anderson, School of Forest Resources 9:50 Landscape Pattern and Wild Bee Communities in Maine - Brianne DuClos, Department of Wildlife,…

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April 2017

Reception with Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Barbara Leonard

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, along with the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture is pleased to be hosting Barbara Leonard, President & CEO of Maine Health Access Foundation as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow at UMaine on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Members of the university community are invited to attend an open reception with Leonard between 4–5:30 p.m. at the University Club, Fogler Library. All are welcome to attend, no RSVP required. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals…

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Artists’ Reception: UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs April 7–May 4, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Garden Party and Silent Auction

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Town Elementary School, 576 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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$5 - $7

Get ready for spring with workshops at the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Garden Party and Silent Auction. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, in collaboration with the RSU # 34 and UMaine Cooperative Extension, cordially invites you to a garden party and silent auction. Enjoy a variety of mini hands-on workshops and activities including grafting, pruning, indoor microgreen production, and worm composting. Gather information on how to support native pollinators while bidding on an excellent selection of auction items and snacking on light refreshments. Reservations…

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May 2017

Department of Psychology Annual Undergraduate Research and Awards Ceremony

May 1 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The ceremony is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, May 1 in the Bodwell Lounge. Presentation of research posters will begin at 3:15 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 3:45 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m.

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Journal Launch — Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Members of the university community are invited to attend a celebration of the launch of Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability on Thursday, May 4. This celebration of Spire's first issue will take place from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. in the Hudson Museum. Food and beverages will be provided, and there will be a serviced cash bar at the event. Spire is a student-run, interdisciplinary online journal at the University of Maine. The inaugural issue will feature work from a range of disciplines, including Biology and Ecology, Folklore, Climate Science, Art,…

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Commencement 2017

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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9:30 a.m. — Morning Ceremony College of Education and Human Development College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of Lifelong Learning Maine Business School 2:30 p.m. — Afternoon Ceremony College of Engineering College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture For more information about Commencement, visit umaine.edu/commencement/. A live feed of both ceremonies is available online.

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1940s Potluck Lunch and Tribute to WWII Veterans

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
D. P. Corbett Business Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The University of Maine will host a 1940s theme tribute to World War II veterans on Tuesday, May 30. Members of the public are invited to attend a free potluck lunch and story-sharing event from noon to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building. Guests are asked to bring a dish, preferably one that was popular in the 1940s, and dress according to the time period. Guests also are encouraged to share WWII tales, pictures or…

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June 2017

Art of Climate Science — Opening Reception

June 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fernald Gallery, University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Free

An exhibit of photography and art from researchers at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, highlighting research activities of CCI faculty, students and staff engaged in climate change research at the University of Maine and around the world. The purpose is to share the nature and beauty in our work with the public. An opening reception will be held June 16 at 4:30 p.m. For additional information or to request an accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 207.338.8049.

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Retirement Celebration: Pat Burnes

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The University of Maine's English Department invites members of the community to attend a retirement celebration in honor of Pat Burnes.

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August 2017

A Taste of Tidewater

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parish House of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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The evening will include hearty appetizers and decadent desserts created by some of Greater Portland’s renowned chefs, and live music. In addition to interacting with the chefs, enjoying music, delicious food and spirits, guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by Maine artists as part of the evening’s 10×10 Art Exhibition and Sale. The intent of Gardens at Tidewater Farm, a project of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Volunteers, is to teach youth and adults how…

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September 2017

Memorial Service for the late John P. Scofield

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for the late John Scofield at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, at Buchanan Alumni House. Reception to follow. Click here to read the obituary.

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Clark Observatory Dedication

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend the dedication of the new Clark Observatory on Friday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The historic Alvin Clark eight inch refractor, originally installed in 1900, has been relocated to the grounds of Emera Astronomy Center in a new roll-off roof facility.  This observatory will be used by university students and open to the general public following evening planetarium programs. Program for the Dedication 4 p.m.  Light refreshments served at…

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Artist Reception: Susan Groce and Antonia Small

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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This summer, the Lord Hall Gallery on the University of Maine campus will host exhibitions by two of Maine’s leading artists, both of whom live in Port Clyde. The Susan Groce and Antonia Small exhibits will be on display from July 24 through Sept. 22. The public is welcome to attend a reception for the artists from 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in the Lord Hall Gallery.

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