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September 2021

Science Lecture Series: Dr. Paul A. Mayewski — Pushing Climate Change Research to the Roof of the World

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In April/May 2019 the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition undertook the most comprehensive scientific expedition conducted on Mt. Everest. The international team led by Dr. Mayewski set significant scientific records including the highest automatic weather stations and the highest ice core on Earth. The expedition resulted in many new findings that reveal key information about the highest reaches of our planet. He will discuss some of the findings, their significance on climate research, and what it is…

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How to Succeed in Research at UMaine (online)

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

All are invited to attend a virtual informational session on Monday, Sept. 13, noon–1 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, and his senior leadership team. Information about programs and resources for succeeding in research will be provided at this event, including from the information that is available online. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions at the event, or they may be submitted via this online…

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Team Science and Lessons from Kindergarten — The Essence of Collaborative Research

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online, University of Maine
Orono,
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. If you are planning to attend virtually, complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. Speaker: Pips Veazey, Director, UMaine Portland Gateway Pips Veazey serves as the Director of the University of Maine Portland Gateway, a new initiative that provides a dedicated office in Portland to help people and businesses in southern Maine access the vast array of research and education opportunities at…

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Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets 

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online, University of Maine
Orono,
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom or in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. If you are planning to attend virtually, complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. Speakers: Cindy Isenhour, associate professor, Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute, UMaine and Brie Berry, postdoctoral researcher, UMaine Join Cindy Isenhour and Brie Berry as they dig through the hidden sustainability dimensions of repairing, reusing and reselling goods. While Mainers have been reusing goods for a long…

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Rendezvous for Sustainability: Creating space for science-based collaborative solutions

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online, University of Maine
Orono,
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom or in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. If you are planning to attend virtually, complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. Speakers: Catherine Ashcraft, assistant professor, Natural Resources and the Environment; faculty fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire Weiwei Mo, associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Catherine Ashcraft is an assistant professor of Natural Resources and the Environment and a…

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October 2021

We Are More Than Our Gray Hair: Rethinking How We View Age and Aging in Health and Social Service Settings (online)

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

Register now for the AgingME GWEP Lunch and Learn Fall Series. "We Are More Than Our Gray Hair: Rethinking How We View Age and Aging in Health and Social Service Settings" will be presented by Mary Lou Ciolfi, JD, MS, Program Manager, University of Maine Center on Aging. Certificates of attendance are available. Registration is required. Click here to view the flyer (PDF).

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Collaborative Chats: Successful Research Partnerships in the Lobster Industry (online)

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Maine Sea Grant, the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute are offering a second series of webinars focusing on collaborative research efforts in the lobster industry. This series will highlight ongoing collaborative research projects, including those funded through the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative focused on understanding the biological, social, and economic resilience of the industry to a changing environment. For this webinar, Kathleen Reardon (Senior Lobster Fishery Biologist, ME DMR), Matt Davis (Sea…

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AI Webinar: AI in Space and Aerospace (online)

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research at UMaine, will be joined by Dr. Janette Briones, Principle Investigator of the SCaN Cognitive Communication System Project at the Glenn Research Center; and Dr. Nargess Memarsadeghi, AI Center of Excellence Lead at Goddard Space Flight Center, to discuss Artificial Intelligence for Space and Aerospace. Register here for this Zoom webinar. 

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Veterinary Forensic Pathology and One Health (online)

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Speaker: Nanny Wenzlow, DVM, Ph.D., MRCVS About the Speaker: Dr. Nanny Wenzlow is a trained anatomic pathology veterinarian with a DVM degree from Belgium and residency training from Switzerland and the UK. After a few months of private diagnostic pathology service in the UK, Wenzlow joined the University of Florida initially as a clinical instructor for anatomic pathology, then pursued a Ph.D. program in molecular forensics pathology. She also completed a "one-time-created" two-year fellowship for veterinary forensic pathology and is the first…

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Identifying Tissue-Specific Nutrient-Sensing Effects on Growth, Health and Longevity in C. elegans

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Free

Speaker: Aric Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MDIBL About the Speaker:  Dr. Aric Rogers is Assistant Professor of Regenerative Biology and Medicine at MDI Biological Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2005, he began postdoctoral research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging under the guidance of Dr. Pankaj Kapahi. His studies focused on adaptive mechanisms responsible for lifespan extension when mRNA translation is genetically attenuated. He discovered that restricting a…

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