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Students begin fall semester with new rules — and old traditions

As the fall semester gets underway, students at the University of Maine at Machias will embark on their college careers in circumstances that are, in many ways, unprecedented. Students are wearing cloth face masks, staying six feet apart and enjoying picnics on the campus lawn — a sign of the warm weather, and of take-out-only […]

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Counseling Center observes National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

The University of Maine at Machias Counseling Center will organize several events in September in recognition of National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.  World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, Sept. 10 will be observed with informative posts on the Counseling Center Facebook page at Visitors are encouraged to change their social media profile photos […]

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Marine biology program adds three new concentrations

The University of Maine at Machias is rolling out a newly restructured marine biology program for the fall 2020 semester, adding new concentrations in aquaculture, marine ecology and coastal conservation. The revised program will retain a core curriculum focused on experiential learning and foundational scientific knowledge, while offering more flexibility for students and an increased […]

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Results of joint research project with Downeast Institute to be published next month

Researchers find adding shells to mudflats for coastal acidification does not enhance clam populations, DEI reports Spreading clam and oyster shells on the mudflats in an effort to counteract the effects of coastal acidification does not increase numbers of juvenile clams and quahogs, according to results from three years of field experiments led by researchers […]

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Olivia Streit '18

Alumni Spotlights: Olivia Streit ’18

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Olivia Streit of Lancaster, New York. Streit graduated in 2018 with a double major in biology and marine biology, and went on to earn a master’s degree in marine biology at University of North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   […]

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UMM, UMaine offer early college fall courses for high school students

Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition is waived for all qualified public high school students in the state for as many as 12 college credits per year at the University of Maine or at the University of Maine at Machias. In addition, a reduced tuition […]

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University of Maine at Machias announces spring 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine at Machias recognized 271 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 228 are from Maine, 31 are from 14 other states and nine are from seven countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced […]

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UMM will suspend its athletics program

The University of Maine at Machias will suspend its intercollegiate athletics program for an indefinite period, effective July 21. The suspension is part of a broader effort to reduce expenditures and restructure campus operations in response to budget constraints, which have been exacerbated by unexpected costs and loss of revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Heather Ball

Ball named assistant vice president of academic affairs

Heather Ball, associate professor of special education, has been named assistant vice president of academic affairs (AVPAA) at the University of Maine at Machias, effective July 15. Ball has been a member of the UMM community since 2002. She has served as special education program coordinator since 2005, and recently chaired the university’s professional studies […]

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Scott Mulcahy

Mulcahy named facilities director as UMM prepares for fall return

A new director of facilities management has been named at the University of Maine at Machias. Scott Mulcahy will supervise a 10-member maintenance and custodial staff, serve as the UMM Emergency Operations Center (EOC) incident commander and sit on the University of Maine EOC Planning Committee. He replaces outgoing director Bob Farris, who retired in […]

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