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Castine Patriot Covers Riordan Lecture at Wilson Museum

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:53

The Castine Patriot reported on a lecture given at the Wilson Museum in Castine by Liam Riordan, a University of Maine history professor. More than 30 people attended Riordan’s June talk titled, “Does the American Revolution look different from the Penobscot River?” During the talk, Riordan spoke about the complex nature of Maine’s history regarding its involvement — and lack of involvement — in the American Revolution. His focus was on Castine, once known as Bagaduce, and the area surrounding the Penobscot River.

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Terrell House Community Garden Focus of Weekly Article

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:51

The Weekly published the article “UMaine community garden grows sustainability,” about the community garden at the University of Maine’s Terrell House Permaculture Living and Learning Center. The project began as a small garden shared by the Terrell House and its neighbors. Starting this year, house residents have initiated the first phase of a larger community garden with plots available for individuals and groups interested in practicing sustainable agriculture, the article states. “We want the garden to become a hub for sustainability on campus,” said Dee Clark, Terrell House resident and finance and records coordinator. The article cited the garden as one part of a growing sustainability movement on campus. UMaine Greens, a student-run greenhouse project, and the Black Bear Food Guild, a student-run community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, also were mentioned.

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Summer Technology Camp Held at UMaine Noted in BDN, Weekly Articles

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:50

A monthlong technology camp offered in July at the the University of Maine’s Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center by the new business High Touch Courses was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article. The curriculum over four weeks of courses uses video game development as a way to attract young people to subjects in Web design and development, 3-D art and graphic design, game development and hardware architecture, according to the article. “It’s about getting them interested in programming at a younger age,” said entrepreneur Elizabeth Chabe, who last fall founded High Touch Group and its sister company, High Touch Courses. The Weekly also carried a story on the camp.

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Richard Reichenbach Named UMaine Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:48

Richard Reichenbach has been named the University of Maine women’s ice hockey head coach for the 2014-2015 season. Reichenbach’s wife Sara, who co-coached with him last year, will be an assistant coach for the coming season.

Reichenbach recently completed his fourth season with the Black Bears, serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator the previous three years before co-coaching last season. The Black Bears finished fifth in Hockey East last season and lost in triple overtime to the University of Vermont in the Hockey East playoffs.

Reichenbach came to UMaine from Cortland State where he was responsible for recruiting and organizing team travel, practices and video breakdown. He also worked primarily with the Cortland State defense.

The native of Baldwinsville, New York, is a 2006 graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He played hockey and lacrosse for the Continentals for four years. Following graduation, he played a year of professional hockey with the Richmond Renegades of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Reichenbach worked as a hockey specialist and Bluestreak Sports Training in Stamford, Connecticut where he trained elite athletes who played in Division I and III hockey, as well as in the NHL and Olympics. Reichenbach recently completed his master’s degree in sports management from Cortland State.

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Blackstone a Guest on Virginia Talk Show

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:46

Amy Blackstone, an associate professor and chairwoman of the University of Maine’s Sociology Department, will appear with her husband Lance on Virginia’s “The Joy Sutton Show” on Sunday, July 13.

On the show, which was taped Sunday, July 6, Blackstone discusses her research on childfree adults, as well as the blog she runs with Lance titled “we’re {not} having a baby!”

“The Joy Sutton Show” is a 30-minute talk show that features life-changing stories and lifestyle segments on beauty, fashion, fitness, career and family. The show airs on WDBJ (Channel 7) in Virginia, and also streams online.

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