April 16, 2012

UMaine to inaugurate new president this week

ORONO — Paul Ferguson's inauguration ceremony for University of Maine president will be held this week, capping a weeklong series of events marking the occasion.

Ferguson is to be inaugurated Thursday morning at the Orono campus.

Events leading up to the ceremony included student research exhibits, oral presentations and performances, a performance by UMaine's 38-member Symphonic Band in Portland, a showcase of graduate student research, and a keynote address by historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The UMaine system's board of trustees last year approved Ferguson's appointment as 19th president of the flagship campus. He succeeded Robert Kennedy.

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