The Lakes Region Weekly published a piece about University of Maine alumnus Merle B. Shaw, born 123 years ago in North Windham. When Shaw died in 1977 at age 86, he bestowed $300,000 to the University of Maine Foundation for scholarships for Windham students. Shaw earned a degree in chemical engineering at UMaine, served in World War I and worked for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., where he helped to develop paper on which money is printed.
During his Friday appearance on the WZON Pulse Morning Show, Jim Settele, director of the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, talked about media coverage of incidents of black males killed by law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York. Settele also spoke about a conference he is attending this week, hosted by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.
WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine women’s basketball team helped spread goodwill and cheer Friday at the Bangor Mall. Team members wrapped presents to raise money for charity.
The Sun Journal carried the University of Maine Cooperative Extension release about upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer programs in Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and Oxford counties.
WABI (Channel 5) covered Saturday’s annual Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe, which featured nearly 30 area artisans, at the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum.
The University of Maine Foster Center for Student Innovation is hosting an open house featuring tours and information sessions 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Jesse Moriarity is the coordinator of the Foster Center for Student Innovation, located on 123 Long Road on campus.