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Interim UMPI president Rice gets promoted


University of Maine System trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Raymond Rice as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

UMaine trustees OK reorganization at Presque Isle campus


Trustees of the University of Maine System approved a reorganization of the University of Maine at Presque Isle that involves merging two colleges and cutting some administrative positions.

UNE graduates its first class of dentists


The University of New England's commencement on Saturday marked the first graduation ceremony for students in its College of Dental Medicine.

Federal grant to help beekeepers and maple producers find their 'sweet spot'

A $498,462 grant will support research at the University of Maine that has a goal of helping beekeepers and maple syrup producers find their “sweet spot.”

UMaine, Lanco collaboration accelerates L.L.Bean tote production


L.L.Bean will be able to stitch tote bags in four to five seconds, thanks to a new automation machine created in a recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of...

Bates College kicks off $300M fundraising campaign


Bates College kicked off the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history in Boston on Tuesday knowing that it already has raised $168.5 million, or more than half the $300 million goal, in the...

St Joseph's College receives $2M gift for innovative nursing center


A $2 million gift announced at Saint Joseph's College's commencement Saturday will help the college address critical shortages in the nursing workforce in Maine and across the country.

Retraining your way into a new line of work

In the business world, life often imitates art. "Life" is a story in the Washington Post that says that interns at Facebook make $8,000 a month. How many of you had unpaid...

Outdoor training grounds: Pilot program at Acadia aims to improve science literacy in schools

Lori Valigra |

Acadia National Park is often cited for its natural beauty, but a new initiative would use the park as a learning lab where teachers and students of all ages can acquire key skills to apply to STEM...

Job training: Maine Community College System syncs with businesses to get people working

Laurie Schreiber |

Ralph Jellison was in his early 50s when he lost his job with the closure of Verso Paper Corp.'s mill in Bucksport in April 2015.