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UMF Senior Examines Domestic Violence Among Maine Veterans as 2012-13 Maine Public Policy Scholar

Dovey BalsamFARMINGTON, ME (May 3, 2013)—UMF senior Dovey Balsam’s passion for helping military families has its roots in her family’s history of service. So it was only natural that as UMF’s 2012-2013 Maine Public Policy Scholar, her research explored the problem of domestic violence among Maine veterans and how best to help them and their families.

The prestigious Maine Public Policy scholarship program challenges students to tackle real-life policy issues currently facing the state of Maine and, after an extensive process of research and analysis, to recommend policy solutions to the highest level of state government. Balsam recently presented her research at UMF’s annual Symposium, a day-long celebration of student scholarly and creative achievement.

“We are so proud of Dovey and her important research that is at the forefront of a national issue,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “It is so rewarding to see our young scholars invest themselves in developing policies and realistic goals on serious issues that are important to all Maine citizens.”

Balsam, of Industry, is majoring in political science and interdisciplinary studies—a degree program that helps prepare students to integrate knowledge from different perspectives—with a concentration in sociology / anthropology. Her class work and close collaboration with faculty, in addition to her previous research as a UMF Wilson Scholar into the effects of combat trauma on veterans, motivated her to be interested in finding answers for domestic violence in the veteran population.

As a non-traditional student with family members that have served multiple deployments in the military, Balsam understands the challenges that military families can face. Her recommendations explore how community-based services can help veterans and their families avoid and recover from the crisis of domestic violence. She concludes these local outreach programs can better serve this population in states like Maine that have a large veteran population spread over a wide rural area with limited VA resources.

Balsam served as an intern last summer with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and with the American Red Cross. She is a first responder with the Industry Fire Department and a member of Veterans for Peace. After graduation she hopes to continue advocating for veterans and their families and to become an emergency medical technician.

About the Maine Public Policy Scholars Program

Since 1995, the Maine Public Policy Scholars Program has offered one undergraduate from each of the University of Maine System campuses the opportunity to learn about a public policy in Maine through direct engagement with the issue, policy makers, and existing research, and to present his/her conclusions and a policy recommendation to the legislature. This scholarship, funded by the Maine Community Foundation, awards the recipient $1,000 to be used for six course credits associated with the policy research and $1,000 for related research and travel expenses.

 

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Media Contact: Jim Melcher, UMF associate professor of political science, at 207-778-7416, or jim.melcher@maine.edu

 

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UMF Campus Community Prepares for 150th Anniversary Celebration

FARMINGTON, ME (May 2, 2013)—In preparation for UMF’s 2013-2014 sesquicentennial celebration, members of the University of Maine at Farmington campus community have collaborated on a creative way to usher in the year-long festivities.

Appreciating that UMF’s 150th anniversary is as worthy of celebration as a wedding, UMF has generated the “150 for 150 Anniversary Registry.” The gift registry consists of 150 items identified by students, faculty and staff that will not only commemorate UMF’s place in the record books as Maine’s first public institution of higher learning, but will also help support student success—the reason why UMF has endured.

“What a monumental anniversary this is for UMF and the community,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “UMF and Farmington have grown and adapted and strengthened together over the last 150 years and we’re excited to share with the public our first preparations for the celebration.”

Beginning last fall, Foster approached the campus with the idea of creating a gift registry as a unique opportunity for people to be a part of the landmark anniversary. Faculty, staff and students with interests from Athletics to Young Adult Literature were encouraged to submit a prioritized list of their ideas that would help students now and in the future. Suggestions were evaluated, developed and sorted into a wish list worthy of the milestone.

“The Registry” is organized by price, academics and interests including topics such as Sustainability, Fitness & Recreation and Chompers’s Choice—in honor of the UMF beaver mascot. Items range from sports equipment to microscopes to teaching tools for educators to a new greenhouse in which budding artists, scientists and teachers will be able to pursue their educational goals—and everywhere in between.

The launch of The Registry is just the first of many preparations that are being made by UMF to celebrate its historic anniversary. Members of the public are welcome to visit the gift registry website at 150for150.umf.maine.edu. For those without internet access, a hard copy is available by request at 207-778-7090.

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Media contact: Jennifer Eriksen, UMF director of alumni relations, at 207-778-7048, or jennifer.eriksen@maine.edu

UMF Mainely Outdoors Program Holds 3rd Annual Canoe Race & Fun Paddle, May 5

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2013)–The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is offering a Cinco de Mayo canoe/kayak race & fun run paddle on Sunday, May 5, on the Sandy River. Sponsored by the FRC’s “Mainely Outdoors” outdoor recreation program, this canoe/kayak race & fun paddle was created to kick off the spring with a fun opportunity to promote fitness while enjoying the outdoors.Mainely Outdoors Canoeing

“For the past two years the support from the local outdoor recreation community for our annual race has been very enthusiastic and we are hoping and planning to have another strong turnout this spring,” said Eddie Flaherty, student coordinator for the Mainely Outdoors Program. “The race is a just a great way to bring together a wide variety of paddling abilities. Whether you are out to compete or just enjoy a beautiful day on the river, our Cinco de Mayo race is the perfect place to spend a spring Sunday.”

The Cinco de Mayo kayak/canoe race & fun run paddle features an approximate 10-mile paddle and will start at 1 p.m., in Strong and end in Fairbanks. The put-in location is at the Strong American Legion at the intersection of Route 4 and 145 and the take-out location is at the Little League ball field on Route 4.

Participants 12 and older of all ability levels are welcome to compete in the timed race or to paddle for fun. Paddlers must provide their own canoe or kayak, paddles, personal floatation devices and other related equipment.

According to the Whitewater Classification System, this section of the Sandy River is identified as Class I—moving water with small disturbances on the surface and a few small waves, to Class II—easy rapids with smaller waves and clear channels that are obvious and where occasional maneuvering may be required.

Registration fees are $10 person and $5 for students. Registration forms can be completed by visiting the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center or on site the day of the race from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Racing categories for participants include high school students; college students; men/women, ages 18-49; century, ages over 50; and family. Children ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For race rules, registration form or more information, visit the UMF Fitness and Recreation website at http://frc.umf.maine.edu/, or call at 778-7495.

More on UMF’s Mainely Outdoors

Mainely Outdoors provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in all types of outdoor adventure activities, clinics, workshops and excursions through organized trips and by providing rental equipment to try and promote fitness, to get people active, to expose people to new recreation opportunities, and to take advantage of the abundant natural resources in our area. Programs are open to members of the UMF campus and local community members.

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Media Contact: Jim Toner, director of UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, at 207-778-7495, or james.d.toner@maine.edu

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William Wegman to Speak at UMF Graduation

WilliamWegmanWilliam Wegman, acclaimed photographer, artist, writer and videographer, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Farmington’s upcoming graduation. The commencement will take place on the UMF campus on Saturday, May 18, at an outdoor ceremony. Wegman is noted by the New York Times as “one of the most important artists to emerge from the heady experiments of the 1970s.” He is best known for the photographs and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs that have captured the appreciation and affection of a broad audience. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster said in a recent Morning Sentinel article, “We are thrilled and excited to have him. The arts matter here and we felt that Wegman, with his breadth of work in the arts, was a wonderful way to demonstrate that commitment.”

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University of Maine at Farmington Hosts Scholars From Around the World for Conference on Postcolonial Literature, May 2-3

RP123-063FARMINGTON, ME (April 26, 2013)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present an international conference on “Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature” in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. The conference runs from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 2, and 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., on Friday, May 3. The conference features presentations by scholars and experts in the field from UMF and universities around the world. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Benaouda Lebdai, professor of colonial and postcolonial literatures at the Université du Maine in Le Mans has organized the program. He is currently in residence at UMF for a month-long position as a Libra Professor—a program that brings scholars of national and international prominence to University of Maine System campuses.

The two-day conference will feature more than a dozen papers presented by scholars from France, Cameroon, Tunisia, Russia, Canada, Swaziland and the United States. Sessions will be presented on autobiography and trauma, women’s autobiography, African autobiography and autobiographical writing in South Africa and the United States.

For a complete schedule of presentations please visit the website at: postcolonial.farmington.edu.

This event is sponsored by the UMF Libra Professorship, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Humanities.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a nearly 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that helps prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Media Contact: Daniel P. Gunn, UMF interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, at 207-778-7422, or dpgunn@maine.edu

Emmy Award Winning Writer and Actor Danny Strong Final Reader in UMF Visiting Writers Series, May 2

Danny StrongFARMINGTON, ME (April 26, 2013)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present Danny Strong as the next and final writer in the spring 2013 UMF Visiting Writers Series. The UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program sponsors Strong’s reading at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

Danny Strong immediately started working as an actor after graduating from the USC School of Theater. His debut script “Recount” was voted number one on the Hollywood Blacklist for 2007. The film aired on HBO in 2008 and it garnered 11 Emmy nominations, 5 Golden Globe nominations and won the Emmy for Best TV Movie. Strong was nominated for an Emmy for Best Writing and he won the Writers Guild of America Award for the script.

As an actor, he has an impressive resume with extensive credits in film, television and theater that includes classic movies and TV shows like “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit”, “Seinfeld”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” He is best known for playing Jonathan on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for five seasons and is also widely recognized for his four seasons as Doyle on the beloved WB show, “Gilmore Girls.” Most recently he played Danny Siegel on season four of “Mad Men.”

Strong was the writer and producer for the HBO Film ”Game Change” that won five Emmys and three Golden Globes, and Strong personally won two Emmys, the Golden Globe, the Producers Guild award, the Writers Guild Award and a Peabody for the film. He is currently writing the two-part finale of “The Hunger Games” series, and he wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film “The Butler” starring Forrest Whittaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams and Alan Rickman. It will be released this fall by The Weinstein Company.

More information on the UMF Creative Writing Program

As the only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in the state of Maine and one of only three in all of New England, the UMF program invites students to work with faculty, who are practicing writers, in workshop-style classes to discover and develop their writing strengths in the genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Small classes, an emphasis on individual conferencing, and the development of a writing portfolio allow students to see themselves as artists and refine their writing under the guidance of accomplished and published faculty mentors. Students can pursue internships to gain real-world writing and publishing experience by working on campus with The Beloit Poetry Journal, a distinguished poetry publication since 1950; or Alice James Books, an award-winning poetry publishing house.

 

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Media Contact: Jeffrey Thomson, UMF associate professor of creative writing, at 207-778-7454, or jeffrey.thomson@maine.edu.

 

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William Wegman, Acclaimed Photographer and Filmmaker, to be Main Speaker at University of Maine at Farmington Commencement Ceremony, May 18

WilliamWegmanFARMINGTON, ME (April 25, 2013)—William Wegman—pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer—will be the main speaker at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Commencement ceremonies held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at an outdoor ceremony on the UMF campus.

Wegman is noted by the New York Times as “one of the most important artists to emerge from the heady experiments of the 1970s.” He is best known for the photographs and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs that have captured the appreciation and affection of a broad audience. Over the course of his career, Wegman has had what he describes as a “long and fruitful collaboration” with his canine partners, beginning with Man Ray, known throughout the art world for his endearing deadpan presence.

Since the late 1970s, Wegman’s photography has received international acclaim and is in permanent collections in many museums. He has received numerous awards and grants from some of the most prestigious art institutions in the country, and his works have been exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Whitney Museum of Art in New York, F.R.A.C. Limousine in France, The Museum of Natural Art in New York and many more.

In addition, he has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, and most recently, The Colbert Report. His film “The Hardly Boys” was screened at the Sundance Film festival in 1995. Wegman is also the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestselling “Puppies.” Wegman’s latest book, “Flo & Wendell,” a picture book featuring his trademark style and wit, will be published in the fall of 2013.

The University will award honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters to Wegman and Barbara W. Woodlee, recently-retired president of Kennebec BarbaraWoodleeValley Community College and current chief academic officer for the Maine Community College System. Woodlee is the first woman to serve as president of a vocational institute/technical college in Maine. She is the immediate past chair of the UMF Board of Visitors and a 1974 UMF graduate.

Timothy Grivois, graduating senior from Norfolk, Massachusetts, will give the student address. Passionate about education, Grivois is majoring in secondary education with a concentration in social studies. During his time at UMF, he has served as a writing center tutor and a community assistant and has worked for the University’s department of public safety. Tumbledown’s Crater Lake is one of his favorite places to hike. Grivois plans on staying in Maine upon graduation to teach high school.

Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president, and Daniel P. Gunn, vice president for academic affairs, will confer degrees to this year’s graduates. Tyler C. Hadyniak, student representative to the UMS Board of Trustees and junior at UMF, will deliver greetings to the graduates from the University of Maine System.

Additional Event Details

The outdoor ceremony will be held behind the UMF Olsen Student Center and is free and open to the public. However, in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Admission to the indoor ceremony will be limited to those who have already received “Fitness and Recreation Center” tickets. Guests of graduates are also welcome to watch the ceremony live over closed-circuit television in classrooms in the UMF Education Center and in Lincoln Auditorium and C23, located in the UMF Roberts Learning Center. The UMF Commencement ceremony will be webcast live at www.umf.maine.edu and broadcast live on Mount Blue TV community access Channel 11, whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors.

DVDs of the ceremony will be available in early summer for a small fee from the UMF Ferro Alumni Center, which can be contacted at 207-778-7090.

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UMF and Farmington Community Celebrate Local Foods with 2nd Annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival, May 4

FARMINGTON, ME (April 24, 2013)— The University of Maine at Farmington and an exciting partnership of community businesses and organizations is pleased to announce the second annual “Maine Fiddlehead Festival: Local Food Day” to be held on Saturday, May 4, on the UMF campus and throughout downtown Farmington. Parade and information sessions are free and open to the public.

The festival celebrates local foods, both wild and cultivated, and promotes community involvement in enhancing the area’s local food system and supporting local farmers. The collaborative effort includes the UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition and Partnership for Civic Advancement, the Farmington Downtown Association, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Franklin Savings Bank, Homestead Bakery, University Credit Union and Western Mountains Alliance.

An antique tractor parade down Main Street will kick off the day’s festivities at 9 a.m., with farmers showing off their favorite farm machinery, accompanied by musicians and other parade marchers.

Locations and other details for events will available from 9-2 at the information table in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF Campus, where most activities will occur. At 10 a.m., John Jemison, of the UMaine Cooperative Extension, will present a keynote address in the Emery Community Arts Center entitled “Local Food Production: The Promise and the Reality.”

From 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., the “Fiddlehead Market,” will take place in and around the Emery Community Arts Center offering a collection of dozens of local food vendors who will display and sell local foods and crafts. In addition, fiddlehead cooking demonstrations will showcase safe and delicious fiddlehead recipes.

Festival goers are encouraged to go downtown for lunch where the Homestead Restaurant will feature a lunchtime buffet incorporating local foods and fiddleheads. The local eatery will also be hosting a walk-through fashion revue put on by downtown businesses, accompanied by the acclaimed Mt. Blue High School Franklin County Fiddlers. Downtown shops will also offer all-day specials in recognition of the Fiddlehead Festival.

From 2–4 p.m., participants will be able to choose from among four simultaneous sessions held at UMF venues including, a fiddlehead talk and walk, a local food foraging demonstration workshop, a small business workshop exploring small scale food processing and permaculture-style gardening workshop.

Free supervised children’s activities will be offered by UMF students on campus from 10 a.m.–12 p.m., and from 2–4 p.m., which will include sidewalk art, face painting, games and crafts. Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Farmington Historical Society’s Titcomb House from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and the Nordica Homestead on Holley Road, both of which are opening their doors for the festival.

The event will conclude with a festival wrap-up reception at the Homestead Bakery from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Organizers envision the yearly “Maine Fiddlehead Festival: Local Food Day” gaining popularity both locally and throughout the state, as people come to appreciate the rapidly growing local food network in the Farmington area. For more information on the festival please contact Luke Kellett, UMF sustainability coordinator, at 207-778-7096, or luke.kellett@maine.edu or visit the event website at http://www.mainefiddleheadfestival.com/.
More Information on the UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition

The SCC is a coalition of students, faculty, staff, and community members that promotes environmental sustainability on campus and in the area community. The organization started in 2001 with a focus on the green design of the UMF Education Center, which completed in 2006 with a LEED Silver Certification. The mission of the SCC has broadened considerably since that time to include public education, collaborations with community organizations, municipalities, and schools, assessment and mitigation planning associated with greenhouse gas emissions, improvement of recycling on campus, development of a campus organic garden and orchard, encouragement of local food and institutional composting and reduction of automobile idling.

 

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Media Contact: Luke Kellett, UMF sustainability coordinator, at 207-778-7096 or luke.kellett@maine.edu

UMF Showcases Student Research with Day-long University Symposium, May 1

FARMINGTON, ME (April 22, 2013)—In celebration of scholarly and creative achievement, the University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present its annual Michael D. Wilson Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. The day-long, University-wide forum was created to share the results of engaged student learning at UMF over the course of the academic year. It is free and open to the public at venues throughout campus.

“UMF’s Symposium showcases what’s possible when you mix student ambition, perseverance, and talent with faculty mentorship and care,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “We are so proud of everyone’s hard work and accomplishments and how these scholarly efforts inspire and invigorate the entire campus community.”

Over its 14-year history, the UMF Symposium has grown into a University tradition that underscores the educational value of undergraduate research and student-faculty collaboration. First held in 1999, it provides students with the chance to share their original work with peers, faculty, staff and members of the community.

“I find it particularly exciting that Symposium provides an opportunity for everyone—from beginning students to seniors who are completing an exciting capstone project—to share their work in a public venue,” said Daniel P. Gunn, UMF interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

During the academic year, students focus on the process of project creation and development and in-depth academic research of their work, which is then exhibited at Symposium in the form of papers, oral and poster presentations, original student readings, art gallery exhibits and performances. As in the past, this year’s Symposium will feature the original research findings of this year’s Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars and Fellows and students in programs throughout campus. Some of this year’s original research topics include:

 

  • Is China the New Colonial Power?
  • Special Education Teachers’ Views on the Use of High-Tech Devices
  • How Maine Can Help Veterans and Their Families Prevent and Recover From Domestic Violence
  • Musical DNA: An Exploration of Nature versus Nurture in Musical Aptitude
  • Adult Education: The Power of Possibility

 

Also, Gretchen Legler, UMF professor of creative writing and UMF Trustee Professor for 2012-2013, will be presenting images, music and a reading of her creative work while exploring the richness of Buddhist culture in Bhutan as a Fulbright Scholar.

This year’s “ARTS Night(S)” presentations are a prelude to and celebration of the UMF Michael D. Wilson Symposium. Arts night attractions will present visual and performing arts events at venues around campus over the course of three afternoons and evenings from Monday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 1.

All “ARTS Night(S)” events are sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry and the Emery Community Arts Center. They are free and open to the public.

The Michael D. Wilson Symposium is organized by the UMF Culture Committee. A full schedule of Michael D. Wilson Symposium and ARTS Night(S) events can be found at http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/pauls/public.www/.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a nearly 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that helps prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

 

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Media Contact: Paul Stancioff, UMF associate professor of physics, at 207-778-7371, or pauls@maine.edu

UMF Presents Talk by Beat Generation Scholar Gerald Nicosia, April 24

FARMINGTON, ME (April 19, 2013)—University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present a talk by Gerald Nicosia—acclaimed Jack Kerouac and Beat Generation scholar—entitled “Why Jack is Back.” The presentation, about how the Beats and Jack Kerouac have returned to change our lives again, is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble and Ricker Hall.

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist, writer and poet and perhaps the best known of a group of 1950s writers called the “Beat Generation.” Their work inspired the “Beat” culture of that era that questioned the materialism and prudery of the previous generation and celebrated non-conformity and spontaneous creativity. Most noteworthy of these writings was Kerouac’s “On the Road.”

Nicosia’s work has been closely associated with the Beat Movement beginning with the publication of his 1983 work “Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac.” He received a Distinguished Young Writer Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters for this book while it was still a work-in-progress.

A biographer, historian, playwright and novelist, Nicosia made a name for himself in the Chicago and San Francisco literary scenes as a post-Beat poet and organizer of marathon literary events. He was involved in several video and film projects including the documentary “West Coast: Beat and Beyond.” He also published “One and Only: the Untold Story of On the Road” and edited “Jan Kerouac: A life in Memory,” an anthology of first-person narratives that includes an interview by Kerouac’s daughter, Jan.

Nicosia spoke at the First International Beat Conference in the Netherlands in 2012.

This event is sponsored by the UMF Provost’s Office.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a nearly 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that helps prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

 

 

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Media Contact: Richard Dale, UMF associate professor of special education, at 207-778-7176, or richard.dale1@maine.edu