School of Economics

New Faculty: Thomas F. P. Wiesen

Thomas F. P. Wiesen  recently joined the School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics. Why UMaine? Maine has an outstanding quality of life. The students here are dedicated. And UMaine is an excellent place to conduct scholarly research. I am proud to be working for Maine’s flagship research university. What has your journey […]

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New Faculty: Jonathan Malacarne

Jonathan Malacarne recently joined the School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics. Why UMaine? The School of Economics has dynamic students and an active, inquisitive faculty who are a pleasure to work with. What has your journey been to this point? I did my undergrad in economics at the University of Virginia. […]

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A few of the award sculptures handed to the faculty impact award winners

Faculty honored for support, advocacy and mentorship of students

Select faculty were recognized for their support, advocacy and mentorship of University of Maine students at the Faculty Mentor Appreciation ceremony on May 7. The event, which was originally postponed, is part of the 2019 Maine Impact Week celebration. Among the 23 awardees UMaine recognized, nine are faculty of programs in the College of Natural […]

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Klein receives Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award

Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, has received the Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. The award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding Maine faculty members who make public service an integral part of their curriculum, create reciprocal partnerships with communities, and advocate for service-learning. Klein […]

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roof of Winslow Hall through tree twigs

Eleven college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7. The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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BDN interviews Blackmer about composting partnership

The Bangor Daily News reported on a $17,500 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that was awarded to Bó Lait dairy farm and Scrapdogs Community Compost. The grant allows the companies to work together to produce nutrient-dense compost and take food scraps out of the waste stream, according to the article. Travis Blackmer, […]

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