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Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

November 2018

Rotation Systems and Embeddings of Kn in Orientable Surfaces

November 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

A presentation by Christopher Smith. Part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series. Talk: 3:30–4:30 p.m., refreshments at 3:15 p.m.  

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Staples Lectureship in Biochemistry 2018 — Research Seminar 1

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Dr. David P. Bartel, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member at the Whitehead Institute, and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present a research seminar entitled "MicroRNAs and Other Regulatory RNAs."

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Staples Lectureship in Biochemistry 2018 — Research Seminar 2

November 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Dr. David P. Bartel, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member at the Whitehead Institute, and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present a research seminar entitled "The Dynamics of Cytoplasmic mRNA Metabolism."

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Lecture by Vincent Sherry: “Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries”

November 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine welcomes Dr. Vincent Sherry, a leading scholar of modernism and the literature of World War I, to campus Nov. 15–16. UMaine’s Center for Poetry and Poetics has also contributed support to the visit. Professor Sherry will deliver a lecture on “Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries” in the Hill Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Dr. Sherry’s visit coincides almost exactly with the 100th anniversary of…

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Joan of Arc: Warrior or Saint?

November 19, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

A public lecture by Dr. Larissa J. Taylor, Department of History, Colby College, titled "Joan of Arc: Warrior or Saint?" will be presented on Nov. 19 at 3:10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the History Department, as part of its 2018-19 symposium series. Venue TBA.

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From the 2nd Wave to the Tidal Wave: Documentary Screening

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

"From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave" is the story of the filmmaker through the stories of three contemporaries who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up into the Second Wave Feminist Movement. The passage of of landmark legislation of 1960’s outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin unlocked the doors to social equality. Now all they had to do was open them. Join us for this…

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January 2019

Public Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth McKillen: “Transatlantic Subversive: Irish Nationalist and Suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s American Lecture Tours, 1917–1923”

January 28, 2019 @ 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Elizabeth McKillen, Adelaide and Alan Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine, will deliver a lecture titled, “Transatlantic Subversive: Irish Nationalist and Suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington's American Lecture Tours, 1917–1923.” Part of the History Department’s 2018–19 Symposium Series, the event is free and open to the public, and is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.

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Two Talks in One

January 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

A presentation by Dr. Robert Franzosa. Refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Location: Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall Part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium series.  

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February 2019

Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice in Mathematics Education: What Does it Mean to ‘Make a Difference’?

February 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, will give a talk titled "Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice in Mathematics Education: What Does it Mean to 'Make a Difference'?" Refreshments will be served.  This colloquium is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center). 

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Truth, Healing and Change in Dawnland

February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Wabanaki and Maine communities collaborated on a precedent-setting project — the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Why was the commission necessary? What can this initiative teach us? What might be the impact on current issues in the relationship between Maine and Wabanaki people? Barbara Kates of Maine-Wabanaki REACH will speak and lead discussion. Maine-Wabanaki REACH is a cross-cultural organization working in support of Wabanaki self-determination. REACH initiated and supported the TRC process, and continues work on the TRC recommendations.…

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March 2019

iLab Training Session 3

March 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Anyone interested in obtaining a general overview of iLab and the UMaine CORE Program is invited to attend. Register here.

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April 2019

Against My Will: An Interactive Discussion on Rape Culture and Trauma Featuring Sexual Violence Survivors from UMaine

April 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Join artist and education activist Traci Molloy for a panel discussion about rape culture along with participants in the "Against My Will UMaine" exhibit on the Mall in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This moderated town-hall style conversation supports the sharing of difficult experiences in an effort to enhance understanding of the issues surrounding sexual violence and recovery from sexual violence. This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Registration is not…

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Disruptive Innovation

April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

"Disruptive Innovation" is a panel discussion with industry leaders on the process of invention, led by University of Maine alumni Chuck Peddle, a pioneer in personal computing development; Bruce Fournier, retired vice president at TriQuint Semiconductor in Hillsboro, Oregon; and Chris Joyce, MaineFab manager at Texas Instruments, Inc. in South Portland. Moderated by alumnus Steve Swan, site quality engineering manager at Texas Instruments.  A reception will be held prior to the event from 1:30–2 p.m. in the same location. For…

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The Role of ‘Heritage’ in River Restoration: A Case Study of the Taunton River in Massachusetts

April 8, 2019 @ 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Brian Payne, associate professor of history at Bridgewater State University, will deliver a lecture titled “The Role of ‘Heritage’ in River Restoration: A Case Study of the Taunton River in Massachusetts.” Part of the History Department’s 2018–19 Symposium Series and one of the Spring 2019 Sustainability Talks of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, event co-sponsors, the lecture is free and open to the public. It is also supported in part by a grant from the Cultural…

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Global Performance Testing, Simulation, and Optimization of a 6-MW Annular Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Hull

April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Hannah Allen, candidate for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, will be defending her thesis.

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May 2019

Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) Workshop

May 21, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

All research administrators and faculty are welcome to attend. Information about Sponsored Project Closeout will be presented. Participants are requested to register here. Any questions may be directed to ran@maine.edu.

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August 2019

The Effect of Edge Gaps on Mechanical Properties of Cross Laminated Timber Panels and Hybrids

August 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Charles Gardner, candidate for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, will be defending his thesis.

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September 2019

New Research Faculty Orientation

September 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, will present the different aspects of the departments with which you may have contact.

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New Research Faculty Orientation

September 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, will present the different aspects of the departments with which you may have contact.

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CHISPA Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Each year CHISPA Centro Hispano, a Bangor-area nonprofit that promotes and celebrates Hispanic language and cultures, holds a lecture series featuring talks from professors, professionals and public figures to address topics relevant to the Hispanic community. Click here for the full schedule of lectures. This lecture series takes place weekly on Thursdays, starting Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 10. 

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CHISPA Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Each year CHISPA Centro Hispano, a Bangor-area nonprofit that promotes and celebrates Hispanic language and cultures, holds a lecture series featuring talks from professors, professionals and public figures to address topics relevant to the Hispanic community. Click here for the full schedule of lectures. This lecture series takes place weekly on Thursdays, starting Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 10. 

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October 2019

CHISPA Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series

October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Each year CHISPA Centro Hispano, a Bangor-area nonprofit that promotes and celebrates Hispanic language and cultures, holds a lecture series featuring talks from professors, professionals and public figures to address topics relevant to the Hispanic community. Click here for the full schedule of lectures. This lecture series takes place weekly on Thursdays, starting Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 10. 

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CHISPA Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Each year CHISPA Centro Hispano, a Bangor-area nonprofit that promotes and celebrates Hispanic language and cultures, holds a lecture series featuring talks from professors, professionals and public figures to address topics relevant to the Hispanic community. Click here for the full schedule of lectures. This lecture series takes place weekly on Thursdays, starting Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 10. 

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Hidden Energy: Agriculture’s Long-Term Sustainability

October 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

A talk by Geoff Cunfer, University of Saskatchewan, 2019 McBride Distinguished Lecturer in History. For most of human history, farmers were society’s crucial energy suppliers, fueling human labor and animal transportation. Firewood and charcoal from farms cooked food, heated homes, and fired industry. Agriculture set the limits of economic productivity. Fossil fuels became important only after 1700. This lecture explores how farmers historically managed energy flows, maintained soil nutrients, and manipulated natural processes for human goals, using methods from sustainability…

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series: Zama

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization." The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, examine colonialism, racism and post-colonial identity, as well as decolonization of the film industry itself. All films will be shown in the Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall at 6 p.m. on the listed Monday dates, and will be presented by…

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Hidden Energy: Agriculture’s Long-Term Sustainability

October 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions presents a talk by the 2019 McBride Distinguished Lecturer in History Geoff Cunfer, professor of History, University of Saskatchewan. For most of human history, farmers were society’s crucial energy suppliers, fueling human labor and animal transportation. Firewood and charcoal from farms cooked food, heated homes, and fired industry. Agriculture set the limits of economic productivity. Fossil fuels became important only after 1700. This lecture explores how farmers historically managed energy flows, maintained soil…

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Gridshock: A Film About Sex Trafficking in Iowa

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa McNeal shines the spotlight on sex trafficking in rural Iowa in this new documentary. This event will include a screening of the documentary, a question-and-answer session with the director, and a panel discussion of sex trafficking in Maine and local initiatives and support organizations. Presented in partnership with the Rising Tide Center, Rape Response Services, the Mabel Wadsworth Center, the UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UMaine Honors College, the UMaine Division of Student Life, and…

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November 2019

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series: Carol

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization." The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, feature a variety of filming styles, including documentary, ethnographic, and outsider films alongside studio productions. The film selections examine colonialism, racism and post-colonial identity, as well as decolonization of the film industry itself. All films will be shown in the…

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Postponed: McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series: Before Tomorrow

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

This film showing has been postponed until Jan. 25 due to inclement weather.

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Information Session on Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

University of Maine community members are invited to an information session to learn about the largest upcoming construction project in recent history at UMaine — the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center. Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering, and Kris Kowal, lead architect from WRBR Architects Engineers, will give an overview of the project. Learn more about what the center will contain, including three collaborative classrooms and two seminar rooms. Representatives from UMaine Facilities Management and Consigli Construction, construction…

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series: ‘Before Tomorrow’

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Greg Quill's review of Before Tomorrow from The Star: "A disturbing and powerful metaphor for the doom visited on the Inuit after their insulated world was penetrated by Europeans in the mid-1800s, Before Tomorrow, co-directed by native filmmakers and writers Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, imagines a moment in which these once hardy people, ill-equipped to survive in the new order, face the awful inevitability of extinction." The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films…

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December 2019

Glory, Glory, Pareidolia: A Method for Addressing Gerrymandering through Topological rather than Geometric Means

December 3, 2019 @ 12:01 pm - 1:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
Free

Are you interested in how the Congressional gerrymandering crisis might be addressed? If so, join us at a presentation on pioneering work being accomplished by University of Maine System researchers to guide State legislatures and the courts toward far more defensible redistricting results. Matthew Dube, assistant professor at the University of Maine at Augusta and a University of Maine alumnus, will give the presentation.  Abstract: With the 2020 Census on the horizon, the United States is about to embark upon…

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January 2020

PS572 Memorial Vigil

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

In memory of the 176 victims of the tragic Iran plane crash, the Iranian Graduate Students Association will hold a vigil at the Hill Auditorium. Attendees are welcome to come at any time between 5–7 p.m. and stay as long as they wish. This event is open to the public.    

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