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September 2018

Family and Friends Weekend

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 23, 2018 at 9:00am

University of Maine Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Join the Division of Student Life as we welcome back to campus family members and friends of current UMaine Black Bears.

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We Are Astronomers

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Do you know what an astronomer does? "We Are Astronomers" reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The night is an eye, both dark and bright.  It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon.  Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the sun, the moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation…

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Field Hockey vs Harvard University

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UMaine Field Hockey Complex, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The full schedule is online. 

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 30, 2018

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

A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Multicultural Monday

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Office of Multicultural Student Life, Memorial Union, 3rd Floor, University of Maine
Orono, ME United States

The Office of Multicultural Life will be hosts Multicultural Mondays in the Office of Multicultural Student Life, Room 312 on the third floor of the Memorial Union.

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A Philosopher and a Physicist Respond to Climate Change in their University Classroom

September 24 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Part of the Department of Communication and Journalism's (CMJ) weekly colloquium series featuring speakers from within and outside of UMaine presenting on topics broadly related to communication and journalism research, pedagogy, and practice.

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University of Maine Museum of Art Exhibitions

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Second Nature Black and white oil paintings by artist Shelley Reed.  Olio A collection of ceramic objects by artist Darren Emenau.  So Real Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Animalistic Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. For more information about these exhibitions and artists, visit umma.umaine.edu/.  

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National Voter Registration Day

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, 04469 United States

On Sept. 25, 2018, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. With midterms and governor races happening in a few weeks, every eligible American voter will have  an opportunity to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box. National Voter Registration Day is the one way to start, by getting registered to vote. The University of Maine is proud to be a National Voter Registration…

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French Table

September 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

If you would like to practice or build your spoken French, join us for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation. The group starts in the second week of the semester and meets every Tuesday when classes are in session. End date for the fall semester is Dec. 11.

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Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture by Isaac Record

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States

“Life, the University and Everything: My Romp Across Disciplines in Pursuit of Answers,” a talk by Isaac Record, an assistant professor of practice at Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University. Isaac Record directs the Collaborative Experiential Learning Laboratory (CELL) at Michigan State University and teaches courses in philosophy of science, science and technology studies, and critical making. His research seeks to situate our epistemic and ethical circumstances within a network of values, capabilities, and material and social technologies. Record holds…

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Master Gardener Volunteers Training (Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties)

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 2, 2018

Whiting Farm, 876 Summer Street
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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$220

The program provides participants with at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Trainees receive current, research-based information from UMaine Extension educators and industry experts. In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise for related activities in their communities. Whiting Farm is a "working four-season farm dedicated to community enrichment, education and the support of people with disabilities." Gleaning at Whiting Farm during the harvest season is scheduled as one of the…

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Tuesdays at the IMRC

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5785 United States
Free

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. on Tuesdays. Fall 2018 Tuesday’s at the IMRC: Sept. 18 — Caleb…

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University of Maine Museum of Art Exhibitions

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Second Nature Black and white oil paintings by artist Shelley Reed.  Olio A collection of ceramic objects by artist Darren Emenau.  So Real Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Animalistic Selections from the museum’s permanent collection. For more information about these exhibitions and artists, visit umma.umaine.edu/.  

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Pasture and Forage Crop Insurance Program Webinar

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some farmers have experienced reduced hay yields or pasture regrowth due to drier-than-normal weather. The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index crop insurance program is an option that may help offset the costs associated with lack of precipitation on grassland. An online webinar, scheduled for Sept. 26, from noon–1 p.m., will include an overview of the program, demonstration of a tool that shows historical precipitation by grid and a farmer’s perspective on the program. Speakers include Cornell Cooperative Extension agricultural educator…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Office of Multicultural Student Life, Memorial Union, 3rd Floor, University of Maine
Orono, ME United States
Free

Part of the Office of Multicultural Student Life's Lunch and Learn series designed to provide students, faculty and staff members with information, tools, and practical tactics for working most effectively with students from a broad range of backgrounds and identity groups. The purpose of this initiative is to foster and sustain a welcoming environment as well as helping students find a sense of belonging at UMaine. For more information and a list of events, visit https://umaine.edu/multicultural/our-programs/. All meetings are held at noon in…

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German Table

September 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

If you would like to practice or build your spoken German, join us for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation. The group starts the second week of the semester and meets every Wednesday when classes are in session. End date for the fall semester is Dec. 12.

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4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment — 2018 Train-the-Trainer Workshop

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

$30

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment train-the-trainer workshop will offer 1.5 hours of professional development for 4-H volunteers, after-school and child care providers, teachers, or library staff. The workshop will be delivered via distance learning, to sites around the state. Participate in a 1.5-hour training introducing this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Code Your World.” This event will take twice on  Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. To register, click here.

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Inclusive Excellence Tour with Dr. Damon A. Williams

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Join Dr. Williams as he shares equity strategies that have been widely recognized for facilitating achievement of inclusive excellence in academia, government, and in the private sector. This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. More information is online. 

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Five Week Beginner Bee School (Springvale)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

Springvale Public Library, 443 Main Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
$95

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over 10 years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. This course takes place over five consecutive Wednesdays, starting Wednesday Sept. 26 and ending on Oct. 24.

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