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Twenty Service Dogs and Their Owners Benefit from UMM Training Program

Twenty Service Dogs and Their Owners Benefit from UMM Training Program

MACHIAS, Maine – For the second year in a row, the University of Maine at Machias ran a unique summer program to help individuals with disabilities train their pet dogs to be service animals. The program, made possible through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Charity Fund, provided training in obedience, public access, and specific tasks for 20 dogs and their owners.

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Published on 27-Aug-13 11:04


UMM Researcher Receives $600,000 NSF Grant to Bolster Aquaculture Research

UMM Researcher Receives $600,000 NSF Grant to Bolster Aquaculture Research

MACHIAS, Maine – A researcher at the University of Maine at Machias has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential for new aquaculture markets for two shellfish in Maine. The research aims to improve the growth and survival of blue mussels and Arctic surfclams in an effort to create new economic opportunities.

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Published on 09-Aug-13 15:54


UMM Receives EPA Grant to Support Courses on Climate Change and Water Quality

UMM Receives EPA Grant to Support Courses on Climate Change and Water Quality

MACHIAS, Maine – Students at the University of Maine at Machias will examine water quality and the effects of global climate change on 4.5 miles of shore land along the Machias River and Middle River this fall thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and Maine Campus Compact.

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Published on 19-Jul-13 09:20


UMM's MESSY Camp Looking for Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

UMM's MESSY Camp Looking for Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

MACHIAS, Maine – Youth who are interested in science and the environment still have time to register for the Maine Environmental Summer Session for Youth (MESSY) held in August at the University of Maine at Machias.

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Published on 15-Jul-13 08:42


UMM Announces Dean's List for Spring 2013

UMM Announces Dean's List for Spring 2013

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.

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Published on 09-Jul-13 10:43


Superintendents Present Excellence in Education Award to UMM’s Gael Romei

Superintendents Present Excellence in Education Award to UMM’s Gael Romei

MACHIAS, Maine – The Washington County Superintendents’ Association recently presented their Excellence in Education Award to Gael Romei, associate professor of education at the University of Maine at Machias, for her dedication to education in Washington County.

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Published on 10-Jun-13 13:46


Historic Washington County Photographs on Display at UMM Art Galleries

Historic Washington County Photographs on Display at UMM Art Galleries

MACHIAS, Maine – An exhibit of historic photographs of Washington County from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection is currently on display at the University of Maine at Machias Art Galleries. “Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye” is drawn from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection, based on glass plate negatives shot from 1909 through the 1950s for use as photo postcards. The museum has more than 50,000 glass plate negatives of one-of-a-kind images of farms, industries, small businesses, stores, bridges, schools, and other “ordinary scenes.” The Washington County exhibit follows the highly successful Waldo and Knox County exhibits and will be on display in Machias through the end of July.

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Published on 10-Jun-13 13:18


UMM Announces Upcoming Youth Summer Camps

UMM Announces Upcoming Youth Summer Camps

MACHIAS, Maine – This summer the University of Maine at Machias has a great line up of fun and educational camps for youth in grade school through high school. UMM will offer seven different day and overnight camps that combine special interests in sports, music, or the environment with traditional summer camp activities.

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Published on 31-May-13 15:50


UMM Holds Dedication Ceremony for Crandlemire Support Building

UMM Holds Dedication Ceremony for Crandlemire Support Building

MACHIAS, Maine – More than 75 people gathered for the dedication of the Crandlemire Support Building at the University of Maine at Machias on Friday, May 17. The maintenance and support facility was renamed in memory of Donald Crandlemire, UMM's first director of physical plant.

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Published on 22-May-13 12:35


95 Graduates Receive Degrees at UMM's 102nd Commencement

95 Graduates Receive Degrees at UMM's 102nd Commencement

MACHIAS, Maine – A total of 95 graduates received degrees at the 102nd Commencement of the University of Maine at Machias, held Saturday, May 18, at the Frederic A. Reynolds Center. UMM President Dr. Cynthia Huggins presided over the ceremony at which three students were presented Associate of Science degrees, and 84 received Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of College Studies degrees. Seven students participating in the UMM ceremony received their Associate of Science in Nursing from the University of Maine at Augusta, and one student received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maine.

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Published on 20-May-13 13:46


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