UMM in the News

Maine Senator Shenna Bellows, UMaine Machias student Kiesha Scott and JMG CEO Craig Larrabee at the luncheon. They are standing outside in front of a building, Kiesha is holdnig her certificate.

UMaine Machias junior receives the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award

Machias, Maine — Kiesha Scott of Islesboro, a junior majoring in elementary education, with an elementary education concentration and a minor in psychology at the University of Maine at Machias, is the recipient of a 2022 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award. Each year, a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) member can award two […]

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Bilingual building signage in Passamaquoddy and English now at UMaine Machias

Machias, Maine — New bilingual exterior building signs at University of Maine at Machias in English and Passamaquoddy have been installed on campus, reflecting the recognition of its location on Wabanaki land. The UMaine Machias signage is in keeping with UMaine’s exterior signage in English and Penobscot that was first installed in 2019. The new […]

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Game Warden Magazine notes UMaine Machias support via OGT

Maine Game Warden Magazine noted the University of Maine at Machias working with the nonprofit Operation Game Thief (OGT) to support Maine game wardens. According to the publication, OGT has worked with UMaine Machias to provide startup support to the campus’s Wildlife Forensics Program.

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UMaine Machias ranked most affordable LGBTQ-friendly campus in Maine

The University of Maine at Machias was recently ranked as the state’s most affordable LGBTQ-friendly school by Student Loan Hero, a company that helps borrowers organize, manage and repay student loan debt. Nationally, UMaine Machias ranked 25th. Student Loan Hero integrated the Campus Pride Index list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities with the latest tuition […]

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Boston Globe reports on documentary film produced by UMM students

The latest production from UMM’s Downeast Documentary filmmaking course, “Privacy and the Power of Secrets,” was featured in a Boston Globe article ahead of its U.S. premier at the West Newton Cinema on May 30.  Film critic Peter Keough called the production “artful and engaging.” The Downeast Documentary course led by instructor Alan Kryszak was […]

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Kryszak’s film scores covered by Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald interviewed creative arts lecturer Alan Kryszak about his original film scores, which are featured in a series of short Christmas films presented by Turner Classic Movies this holiday season. The instrumental compositions, which feature a mix of violin, harp and handbell, comprise a “decidedly uncharacteristic score for holiday movies,” the Herald […]

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Johnson discusses climate vulnerability on MPR’s Maine Calling

Tora Johnson, chair of the Environmental and Biological Sciences division at UMM, was one of seven experts featured on an episode of Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling addressing the effects of rising sea levels on Maine’s coastal communities. Johnson, who also directs UMM’s GIS Laboratory and Service Center, discusses what the university has been doing […]

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Beal quoted in AP News report on clamming industry

Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology and director of UMM’s marine science field station at the Downeast Institute, was interviewed for an Associated Press feature on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Maine’s clamming industry.  

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BDN reports on grant funding for Early College

UMM’s Early College program was one of four recipients awarded a MaineSpark grant for innovative education initiatives, the Bangor Daily News has reported. Program director Christy Alley was awarded $5,000 to support the launch of Early College Summer Institutes for high school students. Summer progamming was suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Alley will […]

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