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MDI Biological Lab offers 'biomedical boot camp' for high schoolers


A new biomedical bootcamp at the MDI Biological Laboratory will give high school students and recent graduates a chance to immerse themselves in science to explore whether they would like to pursue a...

Maine State Chamber, Educate Maine unveil plan to close state's 'skills gap'


The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine unveiled today an ambitious plan to close the skills gap for Maine employers by doubling in three years the number of students enrolled in...

Downeast Institute breaks ground on $5.8M expansion


The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education broke ground today on a $5.8 million expansion that includes lab space to meet a variety of industry needs.

UMA names new president — its fifth since 2014


Two months after the announced departure of James Conneely as its president, the University of Maine at Augusta said Friday it has named his replacement.

Colby's $200M sports complex gets green light

The Waterville Planning Board unanimously approved on Monday Colby College's plans for a $200 million, 350,000-square-foot athletic complex that includes an Olympic-size pool and an indoor track.

UMaine Law aims to help non-lawyers navigate the regulatory landscape

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Starting this July, the University of Maine School of Law aims to help entry- to mid-career professionals in business, nonprofits and government navigate the regulatory environment through a new...

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.”