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August 2016

New Faculty Orientation

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wells Conference Center,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Graduate Student Orientation

August 25 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
D.P. Corbett Business Building,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Graduate Student Orientation provides an general overview to the work of a graduate student at the University of Maine. Incoming graduate students will receive information about important campus resources and tools, and have the option to participate in tours of campus, Fogler Library and the Foster Innovation Center. The day concludes with a social hosted by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School, an event which provides a valuable opportunity to network with other graduate students.

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Fall Welcome Weekend

August 26 - August 28
University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Visit go.umaine.edu/orientation/fall-welcome-weekend/ for more details and a full schedule of events.

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Field Hockey vs Providence College

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UMaine Field Hockey Complex,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Two Small Pieces of Glass follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way students learn how telescopes work, traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. The program features a…

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To Space and Back

August 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space and Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us…

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Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart University

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UMaine Field Hockey Complex,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Earth, Moon, and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs…

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Black Holes

August 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The attraction of Black Holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Trailer 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 our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by…

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Classes begin

August 29

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Welcome Week Student Organization Fair

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Mall,
W Mall Rd., University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This annual event is the perfect opportunity for all UMaine student organizations and community groups to connect with new students, recruit members, recruit volunteers, and spread the love for UMaine. For more information or to sign up, visit umaine.edu/case/student-organizations/student-organization-fair/.

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Executive Functioning Outcomes in Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Participating in an Intensive Multi-Modal Behavioral Intervention

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corbett Hall,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Janine Slavec, candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology, will be defending her dissertation.

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September 2016

Science Lecture Series — A Walk Among Giants: Building the Largest Galaxies in the Universe

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth McGrath. McGrath will kick off our new Science Lecture Series here at the planetarium with her presentation on galaxies and how these objects help us understand the universe we live in. She serves as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Colby College.  McGrath completed her Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii focusing on the formation and evolution of massive galaxies and active galactic nuclei in the early universe. She is a leader…

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Last day to add classes

September 2

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Cross Country vs Army

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Dark

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The search for dark matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time — the solution to which will help us understand why the universe is as it is, where it came from and how it has evolved over billions of years — the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. But in that instant, we can grasp its immensity and, through science, we can attempt to understand it. Trailer Tickets…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster — and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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 our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at our ticket box office…

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No Classes, Labor Day

September 5

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Field Hockey vs Dartmouth College

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UMaine Field Hockey Complex,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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Plein Air Painting at Tidewater

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 13, 2016
Tidewater Farm,
Farm Gate Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Join Bobbi Heath at beautiful Tidewater Farm in Falmouth to paint the marshes, vistas, and farm buildings — en plein air. The plein air tradition, popularized by the impressionists in France, is a wonderful way to embrace nature and explore your creative side. Bobbi Heath, award winning plein air painter and teacher, will lead the class in five sessions and students will review basic fundamentals, such as values, composition, and color. Learn how to paint within Mother Nature’s time constraints…

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