ORONO -- Arthur Greenberg, a chemistry professor at the University of New Hampshire, will present a Wednesday, Oct. 12 UMaine lecture on the history of chemistry and alchemy.  Greenberg's lecture, which will feature the use of illustrations and anecdotes, is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in 316 Aubert Hall.

The talk is UMaine's third annual ChemFest lecture, part of National Chemistry Week.  UMaine undergraduate students will host area high school teachers and students before the lecture, for a discussion and demonstrations, including one featuring liquid nitrogen ice cream.

For more information, contact Prof. Francois Amar (



Drawing On, an exhibition of drawings by eight Maine artists, presents works drawn directly on the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine. Working over the course of two weeks, the artists have created an environment of unique but temporary drawings that focus on the immediacy of the drawing process as well as the impermanent nature of artistic forms.

The artists in Drawing On include David Allen, Kathleen Florance, Susan Groce, Orson Horschler, Reese Inman, Nina Jerome, James Linehan, and Ed Nadeau.

The exhibition opening will be held on Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public and university community are welcome to attend. For further viewing, the gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m.

Husson University’s Gracie Theatre Hosts R&B Legend Francine Reed

Reed Takes the Stage Friday, October 14th at 7:30pm

BANGOR, ME - Widely recognized as one of the most respected singers of rhythm and blues, Francine Reed will deliver an eclectic blend of jazz, blues and R & B when she performs at the Gracie Theatre on the Husson University campus on Friday, October 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All seating is only $20.00.

Francine can't remember a time when she didn't sing. She began singing professionally with her family when she was five and continued into her teens. After raising 4 children on her own and working a variety of day jobs to support her family, Reed moved to Arizona where she began to sing in local jazz clubs and at various functions. She became known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence.


ORONO -- The University of Maine has joined 36 other college in Gig.U, a coalition of universities and communities working to bring high-speed computer networks to those institutions and communities that surround them.

The group will collaborate with private entities to provide innovative, cost-effective strategies to deploy Internet at speeds several hundred times faster than what is currently available in places such as Old Town and Orono.

Gig.U recently released a Request for Information (RFI), inviting the private sector to join UMaine and the rest of the coalition to develop those high-speed connections.

"This is an exciting initiative and we are proud to be part of it," says UMaine President Paul Ferguson.  "Broadband access is increasingly critical in contemporary society, with significant implications for economic development, education and quality of life.  We look forward to working with collaborators to forge even stronger connections wit

Beal College to Host Open House this November

Event will mark the celebration of the College’s 120th anniversary

BANGOR – Beal College will host an open house on Friday, November 4 in celebration of its 120th anniversary. 

“The goal of our open house is to educate prospective students and members of the community about our career training programs and our unique MOD system,” said Erin Leighton, Director of Admissions.  “We want people to see that while we’ve been around for a long time, we’ve also been able to keep current.  Yes, we started out as a secretarial school, but Beal has transformed into a cutting edge training facility for the in-demand careers of today.” 

Application fees will be waived for anyone interested in applying for admission at the event.  “Our application fee is currently $30.00 and we know money is tight for many people right now—every little bit helps,” said Leighton.  “We understand the economic struggles that people face today.   It’s the

Fall Robotics Workshop Schedule is Set

STATEWIDE: Maine Robotics has announced it's fall workshop schedule for teachers, parents and coaches who want to get started with the LEGO(r) MindStorms Kit or who are interested in participating in the FIRST(tm) LEGO(r) League here in Maine.

The workshops are being held in 5 communities around Maine, including Falmouth, Auburn, Farmington, Bangor, and Farmingdale.  Participants will spend the day building and learning to program the LEGO(r) robots to do simple and intermediate tasks.  No previous experience or equipment is needed, all equipment is provided by Maine Robotics.

Maine Robotics is Maine's premier provider of robotics and engineering afterschool programs and works with over 1300 students and teachers each year in developing a higher degree of STEM literacy.  We welcome you to come participate at these workshops and join the hundreds of schools and thousands of children in Maine that have become engaged in science, engineering and technology


BANGOR, ME -- Students at Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) will host an event on campus in rememberance of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.