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July 2022

Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Learn to Love Pollinators

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Do you like insects? Do you like to explore gardens, meadows, and things that grow? Join this workshop series to learn more about pollinators, and how and why they are important. Each week we will explore something new related to Maine’s pollinators. Activities will include building a pollinating bee, building a nest for native bees, and more. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Some gathering of items from outdoors will be required to participate. Register here: . Deadline…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Paint and Ponder: Watercolor Series

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

In this four-week series, learners will use various watercolor techniques to create their own watercolor paintings. Techniques may include wet on dry, wet on wet, a wash, scumbling, lifting, splatter, layering, dry brushing, charging and blending, adding details, and creating blooms. Each week will have a different subject that we will paint together in class. Week 1: Jellyfish & Seaweed Week 2: Trees Week 3: Food Week 4: Flowers Register here: . Registration deadline: June 29. Maximum 10 households (siblings…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Destination Mars Virtual Mission

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

This mission is open to all incoming 4th–6th graders. All that is needed is a laptop/desktop/iPad with an internet connection. Students will connect with a Challenger Learning Center Staff Member in real time to participate in this mission. Researchers are ready to explore Mars, but there’s one glaring problem—more than 40 million miles separate Earth from the Red Planet. This distance makes it impossible to travel back and forth between the two planets while completing our research. We need to…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Choose Health, Food, Fun, and Fitness

July 28 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 21, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 28, 2022

This 6-lesson series includes information about nutrition, exercise, and a hands-on cooking experience. Lessons include: learning how to make healthier choices with your hydration; coloring your plate (eating more vegetables and fruit); read it before you eat it (learning how to understand nutritional labels); make half your grains whole (the benefit of eating whole grains); healthier food; fast (how to eat less unhealthy food); and power up your day (the importance of eating breakfast). You’ll learn a ton of new…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Teen Virtual Board Game Club

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Take a break from your other summer learning activities, and come hang out. This 4-week club will connect you with other youth for good conversation and fun games. We will be connecting on Zoom to play online versions of Scattergories, Pictionary, and other favorites. Register here: . Registration deadline: July 5. Maximum 10 attendees Open to all youth ages 12 and up.  

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August 2022

Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Squid Dissection

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth will learn about the anatomy of a squid during this hands-on dissection, led by Melissa from UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR). Your frozen squid will be mailed to your home before the workshop along with some basic dissection tools. We’ll meet on zoom to do the dissection together as a group. Register here: . Registration Deadline: July 18. Maximum 9 households (each youth will receive their own squid) Open to all Maine youth ages 9 and up.  

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Nature Journaling

August 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

In this workshop series, youth learn they can be a scientist anywhere through sketching and observing the natural world around them. We will spend time drawing and writing our observations about what we notice and what we wonder about things we find in nature. Register here: . Registration deadline: June 28. Maximum 15 attendees Open to all youth ages 9–11. 

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: 4-H Citizen Science

August 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

Did you know that YOU are a scientist and can contribute to the science community? This virtual 4–H club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety of science opportunities to consider, and report their observations while making connections with fellow citizen scientists in their community and around the state. Youth will need online access and the ability to take and share photos. Register here by July 1. Maximum 15 attendees. Open to all youth…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Leading in a Mindful Way

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

In this mini-series teens ages12–18 are encouraged to join us as we dive deeper into ourselves through conversation, yoga, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and visualizations. We will also learn about how we can become good leaders by exploring concepts related to intentionality, balance, and flexibility in regard to leadership and personal strengths. Register here . Registration Deadline: July 1. Maximum 16 attendees Open to all Maine youth ages 12 and up  

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Learn to Love Pollinators

August 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Do you like insects? Do you like to explore gardens, meadows, and things that grow? Join this workshop series to learn more about pollinators, and how and why they are important. Each week we will explore something new related to Maine’s pollinators. Activities will include building a pollinating bee, building a nest for native bees, and more. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Some gathering of items from outdoors will be required to participate. Register here: . Deadline…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Paint and Ponder: Watercolor Series

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

In this four-week series, learners will use various watercolor techniques to create their own watercolor paintings. Techniques may include wet on dry, wet on wet, a wash, scumbling, lifting, splatter, layering, dry brushing, charging and blending, adding details, and creating blooms. Each week will have a different subject that we will paint together in class. Week 1: Jellyfish & Seaweed Week 2: Trees Week 3: Food Week 4: Flowers Register here: . Registration deadline: June 29. Maximum 10 households (siblings…

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5–18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists. This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research…

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to go from seed to salary with this course for all beginning farmers of all abilities interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. Using the “5 F’s” of farming risk (Farming, Family, Finances, Fitness, Future) as a guide, participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully grow to produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit and vegetable production. All participants will receive classes and training on soil health, crop planning, fruit and vegetable…

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Orientation to Brightspace (online)

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Virtual Training Designed for faculty new to using UMaine's LMS Brightspace, this orientation will provide you with an overview of the layout, commonly used tools, and recommendations to help get you started.   If you are familiar with Brightspace, but have specific questions about your course, we recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with our faculty support specialists using this form or email citl@maine.edu.  Register here for this event (opens in a Google Form).

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Graduate Enrollment Help Session (online)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get all your registration questions answered at this special event.

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Canning and Freezing Tomatoes Webinar

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Registration is required — Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event. Register here.

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Restorative Practices Certificate Program (online)

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

$900

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares. Whether you are a teacher, parent, principal, health care provider or authority figure, you can benefit from restorative practices. Over the course of this certificate program, you’ll be part of a supportive learning group on a fulfilling journey of growth and change. 

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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September 2022

Registration Closes for 2022 Maine Master Gardener Volunteer Program

September 1

The Master Gardener Volunteer training will take place online beginning in the fall of 2022 with a few in-person learning opportunities. The online training will include self-paced learning modules coupled with live virtual sessions where participants will have direct access to dozens of horticultural experts from across the state. The course, designed to train volunteers for horticulture and food system related community service projects, will cover vegetable and fruit production, plants for the Maine landscape, soil health, composting, pesticide safety,…

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UMaine AI Webinar

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

Join UMaine AI for a live, hour-long Zoom webinar entitled “AI for Public Safety: Staying Ahead in the Age of Billion Dollar Disasters: How One Startup Uses AI to Help Teams Leverage Situational Awareness During Disasters and Other Safety Threats.”. Guest speakers include Zac Canders, Co-Founder and Co-CEO DataCapable; Katy Desjardin, Director of Customer Success, DataCapable; and Justin Nordstrom, Lead Software Engineering, DataCapable. There will be an opportunity to engage with speakers and ask questions. Register today at ai.umaine.edu/webinars/

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5–18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists. This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Insights into Personalized Learning: Co-Creating a Practical Guide to Enhance Teacher Cognition and Professional Development (online)

September 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Maya Gunawardena will give a virtual talk as part of the College of Education and Human Development’s School of Learning and Teaching Research Brown Bag series from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 The talk is titled “Insights into personalized learning: Co-creating a practical guide to enhance teacher cognition and professional development.” For connection information, email coehd@maine.edu. Maya Gunawardena has published research on social-emotional learning, TESOL education, cultivation of critical thinking, literacy and Indigenous education. She has more than 30 years…

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to go from seed to salary with this course for all beginning farmers of all abilities interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. Using the “5 F’s” of farming risk (Farming, Family, Finances, Fitness, Future) as a guide, participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully grow to produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit and vegetable production. All participants will receive classes and training on soil health, crop planning, fruit and vegetable…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Fogler Library Workshop – Topic Searching (online)

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

With so much information out there, how do you find something about your specific topic? We’ll show you how to do a productive and manageable search. We will send you the Zoom link for this remote workshop after you register. RSVP here.

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Fogler Library Workshop – Topic Searching (online)

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

With so much information out there, how do you find something about your specific topic? We’ll show you how to do a productive and manageable search. We will send you the Zoom link for this remote workshop after you register. RSVP here.

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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‘Fascist Appetites: The Politics of Food in Interwar Italy’. Department of History Symposium Series 2022-2023

September 12 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

The first speaker will be Diana Garvin, Assistant Professor of Italian with a focus on Mediterranean Studies at the University of Oregon. Garvin will speak about her new book "Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women's Food Work." Via Zoom - the link can be found here.

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Informational Meeting (online)

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Graduate School and the Office of Research Development are co-hosting an informational Zoom meeting about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) on Friday, Sept 16 from 12–1 p.m. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/3m3yd6ew The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program is an excellent opportunity to support your graduate education with three years of full funding at an annual stipend of $34,000 and tuition and fees completely covered! Who is eligible?: undergraduate seniors, bachelor’s degree holders, and first-year graduate students in…

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Building Community-University Partnerships for Health Equity in Downeast Maine (online)

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Institute of Medicine invites you to a virtual seminar: Building Community-University Partnerships for Health Equity in Downeast Maine Sept. 16 @ noon–1 p.m./Free https://umaine.edu/medicine/event/building-community-university-partnerships-for-health-equity-in-downeast-maine/ Speakers: Tora Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Geographic Information Systems Service Center, Associate Professor of GIS University of Maine Machias Katherine Weatherford Darling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Science Program, University of Maine, Augusta Oliver Gray Jones, UMaine Ph.D. Student About the seminar: Downeast Maine is a hub for collaborative community partnerships and community-engaged research and…

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 18, 2022

Do people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress…

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Mabel Wadsworth Center: Mission, Values and Services (online)

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4–5 p.m via Zoom. Aspen Ruhlin, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Mabel Wadsworth Center, will engage in conversation about the Center's mission, values and services. The Zoom link is here.

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Freezing Fruits and Vegetables Webinar

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Registration is required — Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event. Register here. 

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Commercialization Training Series: Kickoff to Commercialization (online)

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Office of Innovation and Economic Development and Foster Center for Innovation to explore the fundamentals of research commercialization. In this free, online workshop - the first in our Fall 2022 Commercialization Training Series - we'll help you understand the complete commercialization landscape, from the various pathways to market to the Maine and national resources designed to assist you in the process. This is a core workshop in this ongoing series and tickets are available online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-research-to-real-world-commercialization-training-series-fall-2022-tickets-421432755717

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills (online)

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
$150

Critical thinking is a learnable skill that will develop your ability to question assumptions, build constructive arguments, solve problems and negotiate positive relationships. In today’s world of informational overload, it is also a powerful way to increase your capacity for effective, directed action.

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 18, 2022

Do people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Fogler Library Workshop – Topic Searching (online)

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

With so much information out there, how do you find something about your specific topic? We’ll show you how to do a productive and manageable search. We will send you the Zoom link for this remote workshop after you register. RSVP here.

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Open Forum Discussion

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and other leaders for an open forum discussion about the upcoming NECHE visit, the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias FY23 budgets, and the University of Maine System’s strategic planning process. This event will be held in collaboration with the UMaine Faculty Senate and UMaine Machias Faculty Assembly. We look forward to a great discussion. All questions are welcome. Zoom link here:  Please send your questions to umaine.alerts@maine.edu. As many questions as possible will…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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October 2022

Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 18, 2022

Do people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress…

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Cooking for Crowds, Oct. 5 (online Zoom)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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UMaine AI Webinar: Secure AI (online)

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This 1-hour webinar will be moderated by Dr. Julia Upton, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Husson University and IEEE Maine Section Chair and IEEE Maine Communications/Computer Societies Joint Chapter Chair. This webinar will feature Yuhong Liu, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. We'll have time for Q&A. Register here. 

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5–18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists. This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research…

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MaineMBA Business Analytics Speaker Series: Analytics in Healthcare W/ Scott Goates, Ph.D., MBA (online)

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Graduate School of Business is excited to announce its NEW Business Analytics Speaker Series, hosted by Dr. Qiujie "Angie" Zheng. We are thrilled to welcome Scott Goates, Ph.D., MBA, to kick off this new series. Dr. Goates is the Director of Health Economics and Global Data Science and Analytics at Abbott Laboratories. He and Dr. Zheng will discuss data science and analytics in medical devices and the healthcare industry. Guest Speaker: Scott Goates, Ph.D., MBA Location: Zoom Date: Thursday,…

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Time Management (online)

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$45

Good time management and organizational skills are a must. In this short professional development program, you’ll learn how to better manage and organize your time to increase your productivity and improve your work/life balance.

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New Voices Rising (online)

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m., Kathleen Ellis and John Paul Caponigro will present New Voices Rising, a live Zoom poetry readng featuring the voices of young poets as they express their views of our world. The poets are University of Maine students active in campus creative writing activities and the campus literary magazine, "The Open Field". Poets featured include: Iris Le Cates, current MHC Fellow Paige McHatten, Samuel Mills, Rachel Ouellette, and Starla Straub. For more information and…

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Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics (online via Zoom)

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics (online via Zoom) Join Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development for Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. At this workshop, participants will: search for grants in PIVOT, analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals, and learn Grant Writing Basics. Anyone is welcome to attend — this program may be especially resonant for faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP here.  

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Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 18, 2022

Do people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress…

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Fall 2022 Semester Training

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Working With Students in Distress Part I and Part II This presentation/training is intended to help participants become more aware and prepared to deal effectively with students who are struggling and in distress. Part I of this training covers the basics of Psychological First Aid (developed by Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness) and usually goes for 60 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for extended consultation and discussion. Recorded version of Part I can be requested via the…

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Research to Real World Commercialization Series — Idea Validation Workshop (online)

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New innovations based on cutting-edge research have a high failure rate because they focus on the wrong needs or even the wrong end user. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Innovation Engineering tools to test your assumptions and validate that they align with end user needs, wants, and expectations. Register here. 

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Cooking for Crowds, Oct. 14 (online Zoom)

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 18, 2022

Do people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress…

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4-H Volunteer Training: Recruiting and Retaining Youth and Families (online)

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Northeast Region Volunteer Connections, Session 1 Registration Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2022 Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022-23-maine-4-h-volunteer-training-registration/ Join Cooperative Extension for a conversation on how to invite new youth and families into the 4-H program through communication, a sense of belonging, and having fun.  

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4-H Volunteer Training: Start Your 4-H Journey(online)

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? Or know someone who would be a great fit? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive. We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join Cooperative Extension for two one-hour virtual sessions to learn more. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022-23-maine-4-h-volunteer-training-registration/  

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Preserving Apples Webinar

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. $5 suggested donation per class. Registration is required — Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event. Register here.

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The End of Policing (online)

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center and author of "The End of Policing" will be the webinar presenter. The webinar will be facilitated by Brian Pitman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UMaine. There will be five diverse responders. There are 10 co-sponsors of this significant program.   Go to umaine.edu/SocialistAndMarxistStudiesSeries for the Zoom link to join all programs and for more information about the Fall series. 

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

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Maine Sea Grant and our regional partners for a third season of the Collaborative Chats webinar series. The goal of the series is to highlight collaborative research efforts in the lobster industry. This season will feature ongoing projects funded through the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative that showcase the diversity and breadth of partners involved with the collaborative network. Today's speakers include Dr. Katherine Maltby (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gulf of Maine Research Institute) and Dr. Julia Mason(Social-ecological Systems Scientist,…

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Fostering Resilience and Recovery: Advancing Trauma-Informed Primary Care (online)

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Trauma is a near universal experience of individuals who seek assistance from providers. Addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in primary care. It is equally vital that we understand and build resilience in conjunction with understanding the impact of trauma. Trauma-Informed primary care settings can help establish more appropriate and effective care utilization patterns among individuals with trauma histories. The benefits of creating trauma-informed environments include creating safer spaces for staff, improving clinical decision-making by equipping providers to identify…

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Virtual Presentations: Maximize Your Virtual Presence (online)

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer). Click here to learn more. The information age — and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — have allowed many people to work online/from home or in many cases, in a hybrid work environment. While working remotely has many advantages, never meeting with colleagues, clients, or customers face-to-face…

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Childhood Brain Injury: Perspectives from Speech-Language Pathology on Serving Children with Mild to Severe Injuries (online)

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Jessica Salley Riccardi, Ph.D, CCC-SLP Assistant Professor- Communication Sciences and Disorders About the seminar: Children from birth to 18 years old are of the highest risk age groups to experience a brain injury, with over 2.8 million children having experienced a brain injury in the United States. Despite a broad understanding of the chronic and complex nature of childhood brain injury, evidence-based practices are limited for rehabilitation and educational professionals. This seminar will address common long-term challenges associated with childhood brain injury…

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‘New and Improved’: The Under(Graduate) Literature Review Challenge (online and asynchronous)

October 24 @ 12:00 am - October 28 @ 11:59 pm

Are you conducting research to write a literature review, annotated bibliography, or research paper? Join Fogler Library and The Writing Center the week of Oct. 24–28 for "The Under(Graduate) Literature Review Challenge". Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief, self-paced tasks designed to enhance your research skills. Guided tasks include refining a research topic, strategically searching for information, synthesizing ideas among sources, annotating your sources (i.e.: taking good notes), and authoring your own annotated bibliography.…

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Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Adaptive Forest Management Under the Changing Climate webinar series

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on March 1, 2023 at 8:00 am

December topic: Massabesic Experimental Forest: forest ecology and management research. The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests are hosting a third year of its popular webinar and field tour series. In 2022–2023 the series is focused on case studies in adaptive forest management under the changing climate at sites throughout Maine. Panelists will include researchers, scientists, and stakeholders who will address the scope and scale of climate issues in the state, active management strategies, wildlife/biohabitat concerns, and how climate change…

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Adaptive Forest Management Under the Changing Climate webinar/field tour series

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests are hosting a third year of its popular webinar and field tour series. In 2022–2023 the series is focused on case studies in adaptive forest management under the changing climate at sites throughout Maine. Panelists will include researchers, scientists, and stakeholders who will address the scope and scale of climate issues in the state, active management strategies, wildlife/biohabitat concerns, and how climate change is influencing Maine’s forests and forest economy. Webinars: 2022: Oct…

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4-H Volunteer Training: Start Your 4-H Journey(online)

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? Or know someone who would be a great fit? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive. We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join Cooperative Extension for two one-hour virtual sessions to learn more. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022-23-maine-4-h-volunteer-training-registration/  

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Time Management Skills (online)

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer). Click here to learn more. We’re all busy. Being overly stressed isn’t a badge of honor, it’s a hindrance to doing what we want to do. The pandemic didn’t make it any easier with time demands (e.g., emails increased 5%). However, what if you could accomplish…

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Vitamin D Supplementation: Where’s the Evidence? (online)

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Clifford J. Rosen, MD Faculty Scientist, Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research at MaineHealth About the seminar:  Vitamin D supplementation is the most commonly administered treatment in clinical practice in the US and vitamin D measurement  testing is rampant. I will discuss the physiology of Vitamin D, the rationale for treatment, and the evidence that supposedly backs that up. About the speaker:  Dr. Rosen oversees the Rosen Musculoskeletal Laboratory and the Physiology Core at the MaineHealth Institute for Research…

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The Contradictions of ‘Civilizing’ Consumption: Colonial Wine in Britain’s Imperial Project (online)

October 31 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

On Monday, Oct. 31 at 3:15 p.m. via Zoom, Dr. Chelsea Davis (Missouri State University) will give a talk entitled, “The Contradictions of ‘Civilizing’ Consumption: Colonial Wine in Britain’s Imperial Project.”   Davis is an Assistant Professor of British History with a focus on Empire at Missouri State University. She received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 2021, where her doctoral dissertation, “Cultivating Imperial Networks: British Colonial Wine Production at the Cape of Good Hope and South Australia,…

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November 2022

Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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UMaine AI – Technology Predictions: Art, Science, and Fashion (online)

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Interested parties are invited to attend this 1-hour webinar moderated by Dr. Ali Abedi with speaker Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Labs, Distinguished Technologist. This webinar will include a live Q&A. Register here.

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IT Project Updates and Repaving MaineStreet Roadmap — Additional Opportunity

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For those who were unable to attend a campus session, David Demers, University of Maine System CIO, has scheduled a remote session to provide updates about IT projects, including an overview of the Repaving MaineStreet initiative. The following topics will be covered during the session: IT Organizational Updates  Campus Managed Print Project - Transition from Canon to Xerox Repaving MaineStreet  Overview Completed Initiatives  Campus Solutions Reimplementation Roadmap How You Can Help and Participate As noted, the session will be held…

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A New Chapter in Latin America’s Pursuit of Sovereignty: Gustavo Petro’s Vision for the Future of the Americas (online)

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Tamara Benson, student Core Organizer of UMaine Climate Action Ilaria Bardini, student President of the Maine Peace Action Committee Sonja K. Birthisel, Director of the Wilson Center, The University of Maine Doug Allen, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, UMaine Go to umaine.edu/SocialistAndMarxistStudiesSeries for more information about the Fall series. 

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With So Much Violence in the United States and the Contemporary World, How Can Nonviolence be Relevant and Effective? (online)

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The latest entry in the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series for Fall 2022 is set for Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.   The panel discussion is titled "With So Much Violence in the United States and the Contemporary World, How Can Nonviolence be Relevant and Effective?" Panelists include: Tamra Benson, student Core Organizer of UMaine Climate Action; Ilaria Bardini, student President of the Maine Peace Action Committee; Sonja K. Birthisel, Director of the Wilson Center; and Doug Allen, Professor Emeritus of…

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5–18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists. This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research…

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The Prophages of Pathogenic Mycobacteria and Their Role in Intrinsic Drug Resistance (online)

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Sally D. Molloy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genomics, The University of Maine Honors College, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences About the seminar: Mycobacterium abscessus is an emerging pathogen in cystic fibrosis patients with a treatment success rate of only 45%, and is considered one of the most drug-resistant mycobacteria. Resistant isolates commonly display increased expression of intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes, making drug treatment challenging. The Molloy lab recently demonstrated that integrated viral genomes, or prophages, increase mycobacterial antibiotic resistance and…

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Transforming Global Change Experience Through DEIJ-Centered Science (online)

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

The UMS Research and Innovation Speaker Series webinar titled "Transforming Global Change Experience Through DEIJ-Centered Science" will be held on Monday, Nov. 7 at Noon via Zoom.   Dr. Kennedy "Ned" Rubert-Nason, assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Maine at Fort Kent, will discuss the aims and progress of his Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) Small Campus Initiative-funded projects, as well as related project work (funded and proposed), from a perspective centered on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice…

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Informational Zoom Session for Students Interested in Applying to Law School

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Monday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m., the MHC will host a speaker for an informal Zoom session intended for students in the humanities who might be curious about or interested in applying to law school. Patrick Maley, a second-year law student at Seton Hall University and former professor of English, will take questions and talk about the LSATs, the application process, and the day-to-day experience of law school, with particular focus on the transferability (as well as the challenges)…

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4-H Independent Member Club (online)

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Maine 4-H’s First Independent Club. This year, several counties are piloting an Independent Member Club in their own counties. This club is an option for independent members who wish to engage more fully in the experience of 4-H and participate in a non-topic specific club. It will involve participation in at 2–3 meetings per year (as decided by county), one at the beginning of the 4-H year for planning, one optional check in midway through the year, and one…

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Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Seventeenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium (Virtual)

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Geroscience — From Cells to Community: What it Means to Your Life and Your Practice PROGRAM – Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium (Virtual): Geroscience — From Cells to Community Click here to register for the Colloquium  This year’s colloquium focuses on the clinical and practice implications of advances in the science of aging. An online, webinar format will be used again this year to encourage broad participation by health and human service practitioners, administrators, educators, students, researchers and older adults across the…

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Self-Care is a Verb (online)

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer). Click here to learn more. Join clinical psychologist Wendy Rapaport in learning or getting a refresher on the specifics of integrating self-care into your life. In this interactive, online professional development training, you’ll develop strategies around resilience and hardiness as well as processing your own emotions.…

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The Plant Contingent (online)

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The University of Maine Department of Art continues to host the Art and Creative Ecologies Series of talks, panels and workshops during the 2022–23 academic year. Funded by a University of Maine Arts Initiative Seed Grant, the series features presentations, panels and workshops by visiting scholars and artists addressing the ways that contemporary art and creative practices engage ecological processes and crises. Learn more about the Arts Initiative on the Department of Art website. The next event in the Series takes…

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4-H Volunteer Training: Your Relationships Matter (online)

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Northeast Region Volunteer Connections, Session 2 Explore why your relationships with youth in 4-H matter and the impact that you have in your community by building crucial developmental relationships that youth need to thrive. Registration Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022 Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022-23-maine-4-h-volunteer-training-registration/  

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Self-Care is a Verb (online)

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer). Click here to learn more. Join clinical psychologist Wendy Rapaport in learning or getting a refresher on the specifics of integrating self-care into your life. In this interactive, online professional development training, you’ll develop strategies around resilience and hardiness as well as processing your own emotions.…

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Restorative Practices Program (online)

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on December 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on January 12, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on January 13, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on February 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on April 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on April 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on May 19, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on June 29, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on June 30, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on July 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasizes the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares. Whether you are a teacher, parent, principal, health care provider or authority figure, you can benefit from restorative practices. Over the course of this program, you’ll be part of a supportive learning group on a fulfilling journey of growth and change.  Through discussions, exercises and other practical activities you’ll deepen your knowledge of…

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

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Maine Sea Grant and our regional partners for a third season of the Collaborative Chats webinar series. The goal of the series is to highlight collaborative research efforts in the lobster industry. This season will feature ongoing projects funded through the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative that showcase the diversity and breadth of partners involved with the collaborative network. Today's speakers include Dr. Katherine Maltby (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gulf of Maine Research Institute) and Dr. Julia Mason (Social-ecological Systems…

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Restorative Practices Program (online)

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on December 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on January 12, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on January 13, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on February 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on April 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on April 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on May 19, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on June 29, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on June 30, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on July 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasizes the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares. Whether you are a teacher, parent, principal, health care provider or authority figure, you can benefit from restorative practices. Over the course of this program, you’ll be part of a supportive learning group on a fulfilling journey of growth and change.  Through discussions, exercises and other practical activities you’ll deepen your knowledge of…

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Recipe to Market: Is It For ME? (virtual)

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering its popular half-day workshop, Recipe to Market, which is a multi-disciplinary workshop that covers the business and food aspects of starting a food business in Maine. This workshop is intended for entrepreneurs and/or farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business. This program does not cover herbal supplements or commercial processing (including beverage or juice manufacturing). Products that will be discussed, include but are not limited to, canned shelf stable…

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Building the Future for UMaine Athletics (online)

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A discussion on the transformative $110 million athletic facilities master plan. Seth Woodcock, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and Capital Planning, will share the vision for the future of UMaine athletics facilities, funded in large part by a $90 million commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The plan includes support to maintain excellence in the state’s only Division I athletics program, advance gender equity and provide a preferred destination for high school sports championships, large academic fairs and competitions…

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Digital Curation webinar Monday on the next web

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Can we imagine an Internet that doesn’t depend on platform monopolies like Twitter and Meta? This Monday 21 Nov. from 11 to noon the Digital Curation program hosts De-centering the Web, a teleconference on how changes in the underlying mechanism of the Internet could ensure creators are rewarded for their work and democracy is not subverted by disinformation and collusion. Register for free at https://blog.still-water.net/can-the-next-web-solve-the-internets-problems

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Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language (online)

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

$175

Participants will learn practical strategies for helping calm strong emotions in ourselves and others. Together, we’ll delve into verbal and somatic strategies to move away from brittle reactivity and into resilient responsiveness. You will leave this course with an understanding of how neuroscience and resonant language can help strengthen harmony and authentic connection.

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