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UMaine and Kepware unveil new undergraduate lab

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The University of Maine and the Portland-based Kepware Technologies unveiled the Kepware Digital Systems and Robotics Laboratory in Barrows Hall on Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Maine’s seventh cosmetology school planned for Steuben

The town of Steuben could soon be home to the seventh cosmetology school in the state of Maine, as Linda Maclean Dunbar, the former owner and operator of the Hair Palace in Steuben and Corea, has...

MDI Bio Lab awarded $20K for aging research program

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The Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $20,000 grant to support a new course on aging that will examine the abilities by humans to repair and regenerate tissue as they get...

Bowdoin vice president departs for Jackson Lab position

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On Thursday, Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose announced that Bowdoin Vice President and Treasurer S. Catherine “Katy” Longley will be leaving her post in June to become vice...

LePage, Alfond get green light on student debt legislation

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Senate President Justin Alfond, D- Portland, are touting passage of LD 1657, a bill that makes three major changes to the Opportunity Maine tax credit program.

Colby looks to bonds to finance growth

Laurie Schreiber |

Colby College plans to spend up to a quarter-billion dollars on new campus buildings, with minimal impact on the college's endowment. As part of its long-term planning process, Colby in January 2015...

From the Editor: Energy to spare?

Our cover story, by Senior Writer James McCarthy, delves into an issue that has vocal critics on both sides.

UMaine Business Challenge announces finalists

The UMaine Business Challenge, Maine’s only business plan competition open to all Maine college students, has announced the finalists from three different universities vying for $20,000 in...

Maine Department of Labor sets all-time job listings record

An increase in employers looking to hire at job fairs around the state has led to the Maine Department of Labor setting an all-time record in the number of openings posted on its job listing website...

2016 Mainebiz Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year: University of New England President Danielle Ripich

Lori Valigra |

Since becoming president of the UNE in 2006, Danielle Ripich has scoured the state and beyond to pull in new students, whose ranks have swelled 70% to more than 10,000, including a new campus in...