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2011-04-05 09:00:00

CORNWALL, Vt., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America East Conference and College For Every Student, a national non-profit that helps underserved kids attend college, are excited to announce a Student Service Day on April 9, 2011. The Student Service Day will engage scholar-athletes from all nine AEC schools with CFES scholars at participating schools in a community service project, which range from beautifying school property to collecting food and shoes for charity drives....

2010-08-30 20:11:05

For competitive bicyclists with goals "“ whether competing in the Tour de France or aiming for the podium at a local race "“ faster cycling comes from training regimens based on various zones of exercise intensity. New research from exercise scientists at the University of New Hampshire has found that effective training regimens, which generally are created after expensive, time-consuming laboratory tests, can be developed from a relatively simple, do-it-yourself test.Using two...

2008-10-08 15:00:31

Democrat Emily Ann Cain Age: 28 Hometown: Orono Address: 103 Forest Ave. Education: Ed.M. (higher education), Harvard University, 2004; B.M.E. (vocal music education), University of Maine, 2002; Lawrence High School (N.J.), 1998 Family: Married to the Hon. Daniel B. Williams Occupation: Coordinator of Advancement, part time, Honors College, UMaine; doctoral student in higher education, part time, UMaine; co-owner, Emerald Group, LLC (apartments-condominiums) Experience: Since...

2008-10-03 15:00:11

The University of Maine Center on Aging and the Maine Rural Relatives as Parents Project are inviting grandparents raising their grandchildren, and other parenting relatives, to participate in a free online seminar. "Mindfulness 101: Making time for yourself when you have none," will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7. Facilitating will be Lucia McBee. Those who want to participate will need a computer with Internet access. To register, visit www.mainecenteronaging.org/ moodle /...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

ORONO - Environmental science and the performing arts will come together in a daylong event Saturday at the University of Maine. "The University of Maine Initiative for Facing Environmental Challenges: A Day of Cultural and Environmental Awareness" will feature UM faculty and staff in musical and dance performances, poetry recitations and discussions related to environmental issues. The day will start at 10 a.m. in Minsky Recital Hall. Clarinetist Beth Weimann, associate professor of...

2008-09-29 14:40:57

ORONO - A University of Maine effort to understand why students tend to struggle through physics classes, and what can be done about it, recently received a $337,214 grant from the National Science Foundation. All told, the research, which is being done as a three-part study in collaboration with UMaine's department of physics and astronomy, Arizona State Polytechnic University and California State University- Fullerton, has received just under $500,000 in funding. The goal of the study...

2008-09-08 15:00:10

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,198,986 in funding to health organizations and institutions across Maine. The funding is distributed as follows: . $95,305 to the Community Counseling Center in Portland for mental health and substance abuse counseling programs. . $179,950 to the Maine Primary Care Association in Augusta as part of the congressionally mandated...

2008-08-08 15:00:48

ORONO - The University of Maine's School of Performing Arts has a new associate provost and dean for undergraduate education. UM President Robert Kennedy announced this week that he has selected Stuart Marrs, UM music professor and division chair, to fill the position pending approval next month from the board of trustees. Marrs is a renowned percussionist who has been a UM faculty member since 1985, according to Monday's press release from the university. His extensive academic...

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