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$1M gift establishes first-ever endowed agriculture faculty chair at UMPI

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With the stroke of a pen, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle received a gift of $1 million from benefactor Mary Barton Akeley Smith to establish the first-ever endowed chair in...

Hannaford contributes $50,000 to combat child hunger

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Wednesday its $50,000 contribution to Full Plates Full Potential to support the nonprofit's work in addressing child hunger.

Michael Dubyak's $1M gift launches digital science and innovation center at USM

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The University of Southern Maine announced today it has received a $1 million gift from WEX Executive Chairman Michael E. Dubyak to launch a Center for Digital Science and Innovation on the Portland...

Maine makes progress on addressing 'nursing cliff,' but significant shortfall remains

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The Maine Nursing Action Coalition announced today that efforts to boost the number of nursing graduates statewide are paying off and have reduced the projected shortage of RNs in Maine from 3,200 to...

Tuna tournament in its final year nets $287K for community college students

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The Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament ended its 21-year run as New England’s top cash prize tuna event by raising $287,000 in support of scholarship for Maine community college students.

UMA architecture students design weather-resistant benches friendly to seniors

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Augusta's Mill Park features two new weather-resistant and senior-friendly benches, the culmination of a year of design and building by three students from the bachelor's of architecture degree...

Alfond Foundation, FAME award debt relief to 23 STEM professionals

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The Harold Alfond Foundation and the Finance Authority of Maine announced 23 newest Alfond Leader award recipients, who've collectively qualified to receive about $670,000 in student loan debt relief.

MDI Biological Lab lands grant to promote data literacy in public health project

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The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor will take a leading role nationally in teaching data literacy to students and teachers though a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes...

Bowdoin's new Roux Center isn't just another academic building

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The environmental studies center at the corner of Harpswell and College streets is LEED platinum, has thermally modified wood siding and will be the focus of an inter-disciplinary, multi-platform...

Driver shortage drives new wood products training program

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Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter plans to build on its commercial driver's license training program by training students in how to load and drive logging trucks.