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How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

UMaine receives $10M gift toward new engineering/design center

The University of Maine received an anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of an engineering graduate to be used for an $80 million engineering education and design center on the Orono campus.

300 full scholarships awarded at four UMaine campuses — with more to come


At a University of Maine System board of trustees meeting in Portland today, presidents of the campuses in Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias and Presque Isle reported that an initiative announced last...

UNE dedicates new Ripich Commons at its Biddeford campus


The University of New England dedicated on March 9 a new eco-friendly building on its Biddeford campus to former UNE President Danielle N. Ripich.The 60,340-square-foot, three-level, multipurpose...

UMPI doubles down on agriculture offerings, will open research greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a bachelor's degree in agriculture this fall and open a research greenhouse.

Virtual reality enlightens medical students about end-of-life care

Renee Cordes |

A virtual reality simulation due out this spring will put users in the shoes of a patient undergoing hospice care and of those looking after the patient. The simulation, intended as a teaching tool...

UNE, CVS Health partner in specialty pharmacy residency program


The University of New England College of Pharmacy is partnering with CVS Health to offer a residency training program in specialty pharmacy. The fastest-growing segment of the pharmacy industry,...

Colby's first Waterville downtown development piece is in place

Maureen Milliken |

The first building in Colby College's multi-property Main Street project is renovated and occupied, and other downtown projects, both the college's and those by others, are following.

Maine Startup & Create Week to continue under new brand and leadership


The annual Maine Startup & Create Week will continue under the new name of Startup Maine and new leadership, with Katie Shorey being named president and chairwoman of the board.

Search for UMaine president narrows to four finalists


Four finalists have been named in the search for a successor to Susan Hunter, who became the first woman to serve as president of UMaine in July 2014 and announced almost two years ago her plans to...