UMA - Academic Theme

UMA - Academic Theme

University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) presents its annual academic theme. During 2014-2015 we will fo

Since its inception in 1994, the University of Maine at Augusta theme has brought our communities together for numerous activities and programs. Beginning in 2006, an annual colloquium of faculty members has chosen the theme and a corresponding reading to share with other faculty, students, staff, and the larger community. We feature discussions in and outside of our classes and organize events in

Maine inventors have a natural advantage 02/06/2014

In advance of the official launch of next year's theme, here's a local perspective on Maine innovation (courtesy of Lester French):

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/31/opinion/contributors/maine-inventors-have-a-natural-advantage/?ref=search

Maine inventors have a natural advantage Maine is perhaps the most singular state in our union — occupying the far northern corner of the country, larger than all other New England states combined but very sparsely populated, with stunning beauty and plentiful resources. I grew up in California, having an impression of Maine as an exotic […

19/05/2014

Thanks for a great year, everyone. We had a full roster of panels, films, classes and other events that explored issues related to bioethics. Stay tuned for our next theme and book: INNOVATION and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers!

15/04/2014

LAST WEEK TO VIEW SPECIAL BIOETHICS EXHIBIT AT THE KLAHR CENTER
SUM & PARTS, an interdisciplinary documentary sculpture installation joining oral history, figurative sculpture (using body casts of Agent Orange victims), and photographs to explore the long-term human and social costs of the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, is now on display at the Michael Klahr Center of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, located on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta.

Sum & Parts is on display at the Michael Klahr Center through April 18th. Special group tours led by HHRC Program Director David Greenham are free and can be scheduled by contacting [email protected], or calling 207-621-3530. Visit
hhrc.uma.edu for more information.

As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts 05/04/2014

The politics of disease during war:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/02/248203614/as-polio-spreads-in-syria-politics-thwarts-vaccination-efforts

As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts The polio outbreak in Syria has spread to four cities, and new cases are suspected each day. But U.N. agencies responsible for combating the outbreak can work only with the Syrian government. This limitation has hobbled vaccination efforts in rebel-held regions, where the virus was first detected.

22/03/2014

All are invited to the Annual Lecture in Biology on Thursday, March 27th from
noon - 1:00 pm in the Fireplace Lounge of the Randall Student Center.

This year's speaker is Susan Baker, Associate Professor of Science and Coordinator of UMA's Biology program. Professor Baker will be speaking on her experiences in Zambia where she served as a medical volunteer and community health educator during the summer of 2013 as part of her Trustee Professorship. She will also relate healthcare in Africa to this year's theme of bioethics.

FMI: Contact Susan Baker, [email protected]

04/12/2013

Bioethics Movie Night!
Friday, Dec. 6 from 5-8pm in the Klahr Center. Come join the HPSA/ Biology Program/ Katz Library for a viewing of the 2004 Academy Award winning movie for Best Picture, "Million Dollar Baby" starring Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. We will be serving pizza, popcorn and beverages. Afterwards, engage in an open discussion as it relates the movie to our Academic Theme of Bioethics!
FMI: Peter Hartung

New bio bank to resolve legal, ethical issues 31/10/2013

New bio bank to resolve legal, ethical issues When researchers collect human tissue in a so-called bio bank, the purpose is usually to learn about various diseases and improve curing of them. But a group of researchers are in the process of creating a bio bank, which will generate knowledge about the legal and ethical aspects of bio banking as…

GMO OMG 26/09/2013

New Release...
http://www.gmofilm.com/

GMO OMG GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects our children, our planet and freedom of ch...

Twilight Page - Hospice of Southern Maine 23/09/2013

Twilight Page - Hospice of Southern Maine Please join us for Twilight in the Park, a gathering of honor and remembrance in Deering Oaks Park in downtown Portland. Imagine 1,000 luminaria glowing warmly at dusk; each light representing someone who has brought love and light into our lives. Hospice of southern Maine is excited to once again…

Timeline photos 22/09/2013

Join Us for Conversation!
Light refreshments will be served...

The Way of All Flesh 22/09/2013

British documentary on Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cell line.

The Way of All Flesh In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she...

Timeline photos 22/09/2013
Academic Theme - University of Maine at Augusta 22/09/2013

Academic Theme - University of Maine at Augusta Since its inception in 1994, the University of Maine at Augusta theme has brought our communities together for numerous activities and programs. Beginning in 2006, an annual colloquium of faculty members has chosen the theme and a corresponding reading to share with other faculty, students, staff, a...

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