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UMaine Today Magazine 

November / December 2002 Features:

Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley

Like a number of America's important poets, Robert Creeley has had ties to The University of Maine for years. Most recently, he has been in the classroom as UMaine's Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry and Poetics, giving students an opportunity to learn from the best and Creeley a chance to return to his roots.

 
How Would Gandhi See Our World?
How Would Ghandi See Our World

Amid today's terrorist threats and talk of war, Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy is as relevant as ever, according to Doug Allen, one of the world's leading authorities on the 20th-century leader. Now, as in Gandhi's day, two of the most dangerous forces in the world are religious fanaticism and extreme nationalism.   

 
Reflections on Environmental Health in Vernal Pools
Reflections on Environmental Health in Vernal Pools

The role of woodland wetlands in an ecosystem has not been well understood until now. Research by UMaine wetlands ecologist Aram Calhoun is informing conservation policies by demonstrating that vernal pools are indicators of environmental health. 

 
Arsenic has an Accomplice?
Arsenic has an Accomplice?

Environmental engineer Jean MacRae is on the trail of a culprit previously unknown to water quality researchers. Initial studies in her lab have revealed a new species of bacteria that has the potential to elevate the toxicity of arsenic in groundwater.

 
Charting the Course
Charting the Course

As he marks his fifth year as president of The University of Maine, Peter Hoff reflects on the mission of Maine's land-grant institution, the important role of higher education, and the difference UMaine makes.

 
The Common Roots of Environmental History
The Common Roots of Environmental History

The history of environmental conservation has a grassroots start. It springs from a broad spectrum of ordinary people who saw these resources as their own legacy and set out to protect them, according to historian Richard Judd.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 2 Issue 5

 

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