ORONO, Maine (AP) — Samantha Hegmann-Wary, associate athletic director for compliance, will serve as acting athletic director at the University of Maine starting next month, officials said Wednesday.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine athletics director Ken Ralph is departing to serve at a Division III college in Texas.
Ralph, who came do NCAA Division 1 Maine from Colorado College, will wrap up his duties at month’s end before reporting for duty at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas,, officials said Monday.
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who came under criticism for his handling of staffing and restructuring will keep his job for another year.
Trustees voted unanimously Monday to extend the contract for Chancellor Dannel Malloy despite recent votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system’s seven campuses.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's season for black flies appears to be taking up more of the year due to factors including cleaner water and climate change.
Black flies are small insects, some of which feed on human blood and bedevil outdoor adventure seekers in the state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system extended the contract of its chancellor into the summer, but has yet to make a decision about his long-term future.
Chancellor Dannel Malloy has received votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system's campuses.
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A conference about the health of the Maine and New Hampshire coasts is coming back after a three-year hiatus.
The 13th biennial Beaches Conference is scheduled to take place on June 10 at Berwick Academy in Maine.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System's chief legal officer cited stress as a reason for resigning this week following turmoil over a presidential job search that led to faculty votes of no confidence in the chancellor.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A settlement approved for the University of Maine at Augusta president who bowed out amid controversy ensures he will be paid at least $235,000 in the first year.
AGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Many faculty members and students say the resignation of an incoming administrator isn't enough to satisfy concerns about the leadership of the University of Maine System.
Faculty at University of Maine at Augusta and two other public universities previously cast no-confidence votes in UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy over the hiring of Michael Laliberte to lead the Augusta campus and job cuts on the Farmington campus.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The incoming president of a public university in Maine has voluntarily withdrawn from his position amid complaints from faculty members about his hiring.
Michael Laliberte was set to start as president of University of Maine at Augusta on Aug.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fate of University of Maine Chancellor Dannel Malloy is on the agenda as trustees meet over the next two days in Portland.
Malloy was hired in Maine three years ago after serving two terms as governor of Connecticut.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Faculty on a third University of Maine System campus gave a vote of no confidence to Chancellor Dannel Malloy.
The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Farmington delivered the rebuke Wednesday after the elimination of nine staff positions amid declining enrollment at the campus in the western part of the state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who didn’t think a no-confidence vote was important enough to share with a search committee is now the subject of his own no-confidence votes.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature sustained five vetoes by Gov. Janet Mills on Monday as lawmakers wrapped up their work.
Bills that were vetoed focused on governance of the University of Maine System; electric transmission lines; probation and conditions of release; retaliation against workers utilizing earned paid leave; and tax incentives for the forest products sector.
The University of Maine System held in-person commencement exercises on Saturday, marking a return to normalcy despite an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
For the past two years, the University of Maine System has held either virtual or hybrid graduations.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine's public university system said he was aware that a newly hired university president was asked to resign from a previous job.
Michael Laliberte was hired to serve as president of University of Maine at Augusta in early April.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases is growing among students in the University of Maine System ahead of commencements this weekend.
UMS officials reported that the number of cases on its campuses grew from 54 last week to 187 on Monday, a spike that led to a reinstatement of masking requirements in exam settings.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is lifting its mask requirement for students outside of classrooms but masks still will be required in instructional settings and at large public events, officials said.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — One of the U.S.'s most rural states is looking to improve access to lawyers for residents who live far from urban areas.
The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a proposal from Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson that would authorize the University of Maine School of Law to open a satellite rural legal aid clinic in Fort Kent.
ARROWSIC, Maine (AP) — New research shows ticks that can transmit Lyme disease have been increasing in abundance in a forest in the state's mid-coast region over the last three decades, according to researchers with a Maine university and hospital.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing nearly $1 million to support a University of Maine project to share climate science research.
The money will go to the university's Maine Climate Science Information Exchange, which is designed to serve as a coordination hub that shares research and supports Maine's Climate Action Plan, Democratic Rep.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New data show the population of baby lobsters off New England is below average, raising concerns about the size of future commercial hauls of the valuable crustaceans as waters warm.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The world's largest 3D-printed boat will serve as a logistics vessel for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The boat was created by a 3D printer at University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system is planning a nationwide search for a new president of one of its institutions.
University of Maine at Farmington president Edward Serna has accepted an appointment to head Winthrop University in South Carolina.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Winthrop University has chosen one of its own to be its next president.
Winthrop's Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously selected Edward Serna, former president at the University of Maine Farmington, to be its 12th president, The Herald reported. He will begin his tenure July 1.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine's tick lab found that a higher percentage of ticks tested positive for the pathogen that causes Lyme disease last year than the previous year.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab said recently that the rate of infection for Lyme disease grew by almost 6%.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal to create a legal aid clinic in northern Maine that supporters said is important for rural residents who need representation.
Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson introduced the proposal on Wednesday.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Maine Science Festival will come back next month after two years away.
The festival will run from March 16 to 20. It's a program of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and will include more than 70 events and activities, organizers said.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system has received $1.5 million from the federal government to help prevent burnout among medical professionals.
The money is part of the American Rescue Plan and is going to the University of Maine System.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of drug overdose deaths in Maine increased by nearly a quarter in 2021.
An estimated 636 people died of overdoses last year, up 23% from the previous year, the Portland Press Herald reported.
The highest-ranking woman in the Maine Army National Guard has departed to take a job at the University of Maine.
Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn, who retired Dec. 31 after serving for 33 years, now returns to her alma mater as a senior adviser for special initiatives to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy,
BOSTON (AP) — Three New England universities are finalists in a federal contest to get up to $100 million in pandemic relief funds to rebuild communities.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced 60 finalists Monday for the $1 billion “Build Back Better Regional Challenge,” including the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University and the University of Maine system.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Legislators from Maine are pushing back against a federal decision to reject a public university's application for a college prep program grant.
The four members of Maine's congressional delegation said the U.S.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system has formed a committee to find a new president for one of its largest campuses.
University of South Maine president Glenn Cummings is stepping down in July to return to a faculty position at the Portland school.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes.
Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management, told the Bangor Daily News.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters.
University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Nearly all University of Maine System students who live on campus have verified their COVID-19 vaccination status.
The university system, which includes the flagship University of Maine in Orono, said Tuesday that almost 98% of those students had verified.
The University of Maine System will mail out letters this week informing more than 200 students they’re being withdrawn from classes for failure to get vaccinated or to agree to tests.
The students missed the Friday deadline for confirming vaccination status or requesting an exemption, but it appears that about half of them are no longer active students, UMS spokesperson Dan Demeritt said Monday.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine center that performs research about transportation is getting a boost of more than $2.5 million from the federal government.
The UMaine Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center has received the money from the U.S.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The administration of Maine's governor on Friday submitted an application to the federal government to lease about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) for a floating offshore wind research area.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor’s mandate for health care workers to be vaccinated went into effect on Friday, but it won’t be enforced right away.
The state has said it will not not start enforcing the rule until Oct.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System has retained its credit rating this year, system officials said Thursday.
The state's largest public university system is rated AA- by S&P Global.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government's vaccination requirement for workplaces will apply to public sector employers in Maine.
The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that federal officials have informed the state the requirement will apply to state, county and local governments and public school systems.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The pandemic put the kibosh on most of Maine's bicentennial celebrations last year, but the state proved Saturday it's never too late for an old-fashioned parade.
Riding in a 3D-printed boat created at the University of Maine, Gov.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several music venues are going to require vaccinations for concertgoers.
State Theater, Thompson's Point and Portland House of Music are among those requiring vaccinations, or a negative test for COVID-19, in Portland.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have identified a preferred site for an offshore wind farm that would be the nation’s first floating offshore wind research area.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A key committee approved a resolution Monday to hold in-state tuition flat for University of Maine System students in the coming year.
The Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees made the recommendation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System seniors are getting their degrees during virtual ceremonies amid the pandemic.
The University of Southern Maine and Universities of Maine at Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias, Presque Isle and Farmington held virtual celebrations on Saturday to keep students and staff safe...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A small fire in the University of Maine's library was intentionally set, and some parts of the building were closed for cleaning Thursday, officials said.
The Orono Fire Department quickly put out a fire in the ceiling above the periodical stacks using fire extinguishers Wednesday night, Fire Cpt...