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UMM to Host Forum on Gun Rights, School Security, Mental Health, and Culture

UMM to Host Forum on Gun Rights, School Security, Mental Health, and Culture

MACHIAS, Maine – Amid national debate over gun control following the deadly Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the University of Maine at Machias will host a public discussion on policy issues relating to gun rights, school security, mental health, and culture. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, in the Portside room of Kimball Hall.

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Published on 25-Jan-13 09:58


Scott Sortman '04 to Perform One-Man Play “QED” on February 8 and 9

Scott Sortman '04 to Perform One-Man Play “QED” on February 8 and 9

MACHIAS, Maine – Scott Sortman, a 2004 University of Maine at Machias graduate and theatre veteran, will bring the Peter Parnell play “QED” to Machias on February 8 and 9.

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Published on 23-Jan-13 08:22


UMM Fitness Center to Host Open House on January 29

UMM Fitness Center to Host Open House on January 29

MACHIAS, Maine – The Fitness and Aquatics Center at the University of Maine at Machias will host an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. The event is free and open to anyone interested in seeing what the facility has to offer.

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Published on 23-Jan-13 08:17


Registration Deadline Nears for High School Neuroscience Knowledge Competition

Registration Deadline Nears for High School Neuroscience Knowledge Competition

MACHIAS, Maine – The registration deadline for the first Maine Regional Brain Bee is drawing near. High school students have until Friday, January 25 to register for the free neuroscience knowledge competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the University of Maine at Machias.

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Published on 23-Jan-13 08:10


Unique Mission Stabilizes UMM's Place as Environmental Liberal Arts Leader

Unique Mission Stabilizes UMM's Place as Environmental Liberal Arts Leader

MACHIAS, Maine – For small towns along Maine’s Downeast coast, a partnership with the University of Maine at Machias has helped them comply with complicated state zoning regulations. Students in Tora Johnson’s classrooms have helped create shoreland zoning maps and related software. They have also assisted in the creation of comprehensive plans, an invaluable aid to cash-strapped communities. But the students are the real beneficiaries, maintains Johnson, director of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Service Center at UMM. “For students, these are real, practical applications of their classroom work, and a great bridge between the University and the towns,’’ she said.

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Published on 11-Jan-13 14:13


UMM Press Receives National Recognition

UMM Press Receives National Recognition

MACHIAS, Maine – Reason magazine's roundup of the best books from 2012 includes a recent publication by the Library of Early Maine Literature, an imprint of the University of Maine at Machias Press. The book is called Julia and the Illuminated Baron, and it is the first gothic novel written by a woman in the United States. The book was out of print for 212 years until the UMM Press released the novel, fully edited and annotated, last summer.

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Published on 19-Dec-12 16:26


Ukuleles Spread Holiday Cheer to Elderly

Ukuleles Spread Holiday Cheer to Elderly

MACHIAS, Maine – Members of the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club spread holiday cheer at Davis Estates in Machias on Friday, December 14. The popular music group, made up of UMM students, staff, and community members, performed holiday tunes and special requests from their 1400-page songbook during the hour-long concert. The group performs at the assisted living facility every month, and judging by the toe tapping, hand clapping, and singing along, their performances are clearly a favorite activity for the facility's elderly residents.

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Published on 14-Dec-12 16:30


Maine’s First Regional Brain Bee to Test Students’ Neuro-Knowledge

Maine’s First Regional Brain Bee to Test Students’ Neuro-Knowledge

MACHIAS, Maine – High school students from throughout Maine will get a chance to test their knowledge of neuroscience when the University of Maine at Machias hosts the first Maine Regional Brain Bee in February. The Brain Bee is being planned by the Psychology and Community Studies program at UMM with support from faculty at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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Published on 10-Dec-12 10:43


UMM's Annual Community Holiday Party December 20

UMM's Annual Community Holiday Party December 20

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host its annual Community Holiday Party on Thursday, December 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature food and games for all ages to celebrate the holiday season.

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Published on 10-Dec-12 08:48


UMM Professor Receives $200k Grant to Study Fast-Growth Clams and Cancer

UMM Professor Receives $200k Grant to Study Fast-Growth Clams and Cancer

MACHIAS, Maine – University of Maine at Machias biochemistry professor Dr. Shallee Page has been awarded a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study the DNA of fast-growth soft-shell clams and the relevance of fast-growing cells to human health.

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Published on 30-Nov-12 14:21


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