Capital Area Economic Development Union (CAP-EDU)

CAP-EDU MeetingHistory and Purpose of CAP-EDU: In late 2011, CAP-EDU was established by UMA, with the active participation of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and four area legislators.

The purpose of CAP-EDU is  to provide a regular forum for local dialogue and communication on issues of economic development in the Capital Region area, and specifically how higher ed, businesses, and legislators can be working together to promote economic development.

Composition of EDU: The composition of the CAP-EDU will be informal and open.

Frequency and location of meetings: The EDU will meet 4-8 times per year. UMA will host meetings on its campus. 

Previous Meeting Minutes

March 9th, 2012

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Since 2007, UMA has been proud to host on its Augusta campus the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

Housed in the award-winning Klahr Center that graces our central Green, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine’s on-site presence has enabled UMA to forge a new and exciting partnership that has attracted national and international speakers, lecturers, and experts.
Along with this new partnership, UMA has recently launched a Minor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies (HGHRS). An interdisciplinary program which integrates scholarship and practice, the HGHRS minor encourages students to examine genocide and human rights within their historical and cultural contexts, to understand the causes of genocide, and to consider how to create an environment of tolerance in their world.

UMA is the only university in the United States that offers a minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights that also has an Holocaust and Human Rights focused center right on its campus.

Visit the HHRC site

Read more about UMA's minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies


Kennebec Explorer

UMA collaborates with Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) to help bring public transportation to the Augusta/Waterville area communities.

Students, faculty, and staff can ride free with the presentation of a UMA identification card. As gas prices creep upward, now is the time to take advantage of the bus routes that extend to downtown Gardiner, east to Togus, west to the Career Center and Cancer Center, plus a 30 minute departure schedule between UMA and downtown Augusta. Join the effort to decrease UMA's commuting carbon emissions while decreasing the cost of getting to and from classes. Consult the service schedule at the link below and look for the Kennebec Explorer logo at a bus stop most convenient for you.

Kennebec Explorer

Working with and supporting the communities we are a part of is central to our mission. In Augusta, Bangor, and around the state, we are active in several community partnerships. Click on one of the initiatives below to obtain more detailed information.

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

Maine Center for Women, Work and Community

Office of Civic Engagement

Partners in the Parks

President's Council for Environmental Sustainability

Stormwater Protection in Maine