UMF explores ‘Applying Mathematics: From Sustainability to Origami’ with upcoming Farmington Forum series
FARMINGTON — What are some of the connections between math and art, and math and sustainability, and how do we encounter them in our daily lives? This question and more will be explored with “Applying Mathematics: From Sustainability to Origami,” the next academic focus celebrated by UMF’s year-long, 150th anniversary Farmington Forum Series.
This forum offers family-friendly artistic and scholarly events, including an art display, origami workshops, films, music, faculty research, professional presentations and a festive Pi Day celebration. Events run from March 9-21, and are free and open to the public.
Maine families will gather at Children’s Museum & Theatre to honor premature infants
PORTLAND - The Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes will welcome over 300 families and caregivers on Friday, March 14, 2014 when the March of Dimes and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center (MMC) co-host a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Family Reunion at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland, Maine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Museum & Theatre is located at 142 Free Street in Portland.
The NICU Family reunion will provide families the opportunity to share experiences with other families of premature infants. The event will also reunite infants, toddlers and children with March of Dimes staff and Maine Medical Center’s doctors, nurses and other staff - all individuals that played a significant role in the lives of these premature babies and their families.
Fate of Dutch Jews in WWII focus of lecture at UMaine
ORONO — The fate of Dutch Jews in World War II will be the focus of a lecture March 24 at the University of Maine by Bernard Wasserstein, the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Professor Emeritus of Modern Jewish European History at the University of Chicago.
The free public lecture, “The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews in World War II,” begins at 3:15 p.m.in Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact UMaine Professor of History Alex Grab, (207) 581-1928.
Belfast holding workshop for property owners interested in housing rehabilitation grants
BELFAST – The City of Belfast seeks to gauge the level of interest in continuing its housing rehabilitation program, which was funded in 2011 with a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Assistance Grant. These funds were used to rehabilitate 41 rental units amongst nine properties located in Belfast, resulting in decent, safe and affordable housing for 70 tenants, most of them low- and moderate-income households and individuals. Improvements to these properties have ranged from roof repairs to window replacement, energy efficiency improvements and rectifying building and life safety code issues. Participating property owners were required to provide matching funds equal to 20 percent of the project cost, and rent levels for assisted units were required to remain below Maine State Housing Authority-established Fair Market Rent levels for a period of five years.
In 2014, the City plans to apply for another grant to continue this program. The City may, depending on feedback from the community, choose to expand the program to owners of single-family homes and duplexes, lower the 20 percent match funding requirement in exchange for property owners agreeing to keeping rent levels below Fair Market Rent levels lower for a longer period of time or institute other allowable changes as the City seeks to maintain and improve the effectiveness of the program.
I second that emotion
Being a toddler is hard. Being a toddler with two other toddlers the same age is even harder – especially when they want your stuff. Most 2-year-olds have a skewed sense of ownership. They want all the toys they see, and woe should any other tot be playing with it.
Seeing one of your kids upset – we’re talking beyond sad, we’re talking heart-rending despair, wailing, sobbing, inconsolable – because someone is playing with a truck is in turns horrifying, hilarious and well, sad (sorry, only so many synonyms I feel comfortable using).
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