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Celebrating Partnerships

Story posted March 01, 2010

The cold of winter was forgotten on December 11 when more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate the academic work that students completed in partnership with local organizations during the past semester. Lively conversation filled Main Lounge as students in eleven different courses shared with other students, faculty, staff and community members their research and what they had learned about:

  • complexities of teaching in a rural island community
  • barriers to food pantry usage and to more limited access to housing for the homeless
  • challenges of non-profit fundraising in the current economic climate
  • the impact of changes in the local lobstering community
  • sources of phosphorous pollution in the Androscoggin River
  • potentials for using GIS in strategic planning for conservation
  • designing community-based programs that address the needs of new Latino/Latina immigrant communities in Maine
  • demographics of the refugee and immigrant populations in Maine
  • needs and challenges in designing climate action plans for Brunswick and Topsham

Hear the students’ stories in this video, and join us for the spring symposium, Thursday, May 13, 3-4:30 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library.

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