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October 2017

Is Terrestrial Net Primary Production a Planetary Boundary for the Carbon Cycle?

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents Steven Running, Regents Professor of Ecology, University of Montana. The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. Made possible with generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, call Cindy…

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Is Terrestrial Net Primary Production a Planetary Boundary for the Carbon Cycle?

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents Steven Running, Regents Professor of Ecology, University of Montana The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. This is series is possible thanks to the generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this…

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Dynamic Optimization of Nonsmooth Systems

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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A talk by Professor Peter Stechlinski, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maine. Snacks at 3:15 p.m., lecture at 3:30 p.m. Part of the Mathematics Colloquium series. Click here for information about other events in the series. Abstract: A variety of engineering problems require dynamic simulation and optimization, but exhibit a mixture of continuous and discrete behavior. Such hybrid behavior can cause failure in conventional methods. Nonsmooth dynamical systems provide a natural modeling framework for a large class of these…

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2017 Graduate and Professional Programs Open House

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The University of Maine Graduate School will host a Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4–6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Stodder Hall. Those interested in pursuing a graduate education at UMaine are encouraged to attend. The school offers doctorate degrees in 30 areas of study, and a master’s degree can be earned in more than 75 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences, and engineering, to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders,…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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Chamber Jazz Recital

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

For a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit umaine.edu/spa/fall-calendar-2017.

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2017 Maine Compost School

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This school is for one week, starting Monday, Oct. 16 and ending Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

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Maine Stone

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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An exhibition of sculpture by Maine artists.  

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Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forum: Pathway 2

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend a series of forums regarding assessment of the Blue Sky Strategic Plan. Sept. 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Hauck Auditorium — Overall “Kick-Off” presented by President Hunter and Provost Hecker Oct. 4, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room:  Pathway 1 — Jake Ward, Chair Oct. 11,  9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 3 — Monique LaRocque, Chair Oct. 19, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 2 — Jeff Mills, Chair Oct. 25, 9–10 a.m., Bangor Room: Pathway 4 — Kenda Scheele, Chair Nov. 8, 9–10…

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Art Exhibition: Littoral Drift Nearshore

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the works of Meghann Ripenhoff. Riepenhoff exhibits a selection of camera-less images created in 2017 that record the essence of nature in its most elemental and fluctuating states. Riepenhoff works primarily in cyanotype, a process explored by Anna Atkins and other photographic pioneers in the 1840s. As is characteristic with this early photographic process, the artist hand-coats watercolor paper with light-sensitive chemicals. What is unique to Riepenhoff’s process is that these works, often of considerable size, are…

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Art Exhibition: Maine and Again

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the works of Jack Balas. "Maine and Again" features over forty works by painter Jack Balas, who lives and works in Arizona and Colorado. The UMMA exhibition is the largest assembly of the artist’s works to date. Balas’s works, principally watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, are featured in a wide range of sizes including small compositions, multi-paneled paper pieces and several large canvases. For nearly twenty years the depiction of athletic, youthful men, primarily of…

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Art Exhibition: Traces

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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"Traces" features the works of Amy Theiss Giese and Keliy Anderson-Staley, two photographers whose processes and images question deep-rooted conceptions on what constitutes a photograph. Both photographers have not used camera or lens to create these abstract compositions. Their process of applying and manipulating photo chemicals, and the resulting final images, may be more akin to the language of painting. The splatters, drips, blooms, and marks in these assorted works are not unlike the movement and gestural brushwork seen in…

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Art Exhibition: Tintype Portraits

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the works of Keliy Anderson-Staley. Houston-based photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley has made thousands of portraits that record the diversity of American faces. The wall installations, arranged in grids, consist of portraits of individuals and couples. The photographer states, “Each individual in this series — identified only by a first name — defiantly asserts his or her selfhood, resisting any imposed or external categorizing system we might bring to these images.” Anderson-Staley’s images exhibit the alluring surfaces and distinctive tonality…

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Spanish Table

October 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Thursday, repeating until December 8, 2017

Department of Modern Languages and Classics, Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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No matter your level, bring your lunch and join us for conversation in Spanish. This event is held every Thursday when classes are in session.  

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Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan: From Pork to Foreign Policy

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Amy Catalinac, assistant professor in the department of Politics at New York University and author of Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan: From Pork to Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Part of the Marxist-Socialist Studies Controversies Series. Click here for a full schedule of events in the Fall 2017 lecture series. Free and open to the public. Brown bag lunch.  

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New Writing Series — Roy Kesey (Fiction)

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AP/PE Space, IMRC, Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series opens its eighteenth season of literary programming at the University of Maine with a fiction reading on September 14. The line-up for the fall is as follows: Sept. 14 — Joanna Ruocco (fiction) Sept. 21 — Mark Tardi (poetry) Oct. 5 — Claire Donato (poetry, digital humanities) Oct. 19 — Roy Kesey (fiction) Nov. 9 — Idra Novey (fiction) All NWS events are held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space in 104 Stewart Commons. Visiting writers are introduced by English faculty members. All events are free and open to…

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$95

Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities: Learn to take your specialty food to market at this 6-part workshop series. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This series is for individuals currently operating a value added business or those seriously considering one. This event is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept 28. and ending Nov. 2. All start at 5:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There will also be a Pilot Plant tour…

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Women’s Soccer vs Binghamton University

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alumni Field, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04669 United States
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Emerging Dance Works

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

For a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit umaine.edu/spa/fall-calendar-2017/.

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Dancing with the Bugs: Choreography for Humans and their Microbial Partners

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A lecture by Amy Cheng Vollmer, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.    

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