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Statement Regarding Racism

Dear Community, Like everyone in our small community and across the nation, the Hutchinson Center is reeling from the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and many others before them. We, too, stand against systemic racism and brutality. We understand the need to act, to self-examine and to be in solidarity […]

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UMaine Early College students put Belfast Bay under the microscope

Eleven students from six Maine high schools and from area homeschool programs started the summer in various Belfast Bay locations as part of an intensive three- week STEM research course offered through the University of Maine’s Early College Program.  The students came from Belfast Area High School, Hermon High School, John Bapst High School, Lawrence […]

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STEM research and career symposium

The public is invited to attend a free research and career symposium July 12, 5–7 p.m at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, featuring a keynote address by Kristina Cammen, a marine mammal science professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences.  The 11 students from seven area high schools who are enrolled in the UMaine […]

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Poet Richard Blanco reads at UMaine Hutchinson Center

Celebrating the union of diversity, imagery and poetry, internationally acclaimed poet Richard Blanco will give a free public talk and reading on Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Blanco also will sign copies of his books, including his latest, “How to Love a Country.” In 2013, […]

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From Behind the Wall 2.0 – Art Show

From Behind the Wall 2.0, artwork created by prisoners incarcerated at the Maine State Prison in Warren, Maine, will be on exhibit from June 4 through August 30 at The UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A reception on June 4th from 5:30-7:00pm will mark the opening of the exhibit. At 6:00 p.m. Maine State Prison Warden, Matt Magnusson and two past […]

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Natascia La Verde: Outstanding Graduating Student

Natascia La Verde, of Belfast, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Division of Lifelong Learning. La Verde is a university studies major whose interdisciplinary program predominantly focuses on history, social sciences, psychology, communication and cultural diversity. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. La Verde’s research focuses on […]

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Think Summer! Enroll in summer classes and get a head start!

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center offers academic support for all learners interested in beginning or returning to school to complete their college degree, from early college to senior college. Undergraduate classes are live, videoconference and online. In addition, the Hutchinson Center supports UMaine graduate level programs such as Master’s of Social Work (MSW) and […]

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Bachelor of University Studies

The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) is UMaine’s degree completion program for busy adults. Perhaps many adults who have some higher-education experience but no bachelor’s degree find that life circumstances or interests make traditional on-campus study difficult. Often family, job, and other responsibilities do not allow for full-time study. For these students, the B.U.S. program […]

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Lobster War Film

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center and the UMaine Lobster Institute will present the documentary film, Lobster War on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The film is open to the public and free of charge. Richard Wahle, Director of the UMaine Lobster Institute and one of the researchers interviewed for the film, will give a […]

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