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WaYS Program for Native American students will expand to UMM campus

Darren Ranco plans to bolster one of the Wabanaki Center’s signature programs to increase Native American student retention and success in college and bring it to the University of Maine at Machias. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, and his colleagues, $283,164 to expand […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Mandie Pepperman ’11

This month’s spotlight shines on Mandie Pepperman, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Community Studies in 2011. Originally from Farmington, Maine, Pepperman remained in the Down East region after graduation. She is currently a senior director at Sunrise Opportunities in Machias, an organization that provides resources and services to adults and children […]

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Student-produced documentary will compete in global film festival

Instructor Alan Kryszak and his students at the University of Maine at Machias are celebrating the announcement that their 2020 film, “Privacy and the Power of Secrets,” was selected for an international film festival. The 60-minute student-produced documentary is an official selection at The Hague Global Cinema Festival, where it will compete against 130 selections […]

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UMM receives top marks for social mobility in U.S. News report

In a newly released list of the best colleges nationwide from U.S. News and World Report, the University of Maine at Machias ranked high in “social mobility,” a marker that looks at how well the institution serves low-income students. Among liberal arts colleges listed as “Top Performers in Social Mobility,” the Down East regional campus […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Rick Lupo ’12

This month our spotlight shines on Rick Lupo, a 2012 graduate of the recreation and tourism management program with a concentration in sports and fitness management. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Lupo now lives in California, where he is a physical education teacher and basketball coach at a charter school in Hollywood. Tell us a little […]

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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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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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