Turrets in summer, a view from the water, through the Seaside Garden, a restoration created as a senior project.

Summer Events 2014 at College of the Atlantic JULY Tuesday, July 1 at 9:00 AM The Original Champlain Society Deering Common Community Center Catherine Schmitt, communications coordinator for Maine Sea Grant, and COA faculty member John Anderson, William Drury Chair, discuss the early Champlain Society club logbooks detailing their study of natural history on MDI […]


Coastal Living says College of the Atlantic’s backyard is a ‘hub of activity’ BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Bar Harbor, home to College of the Atlantic, is one of the top coastal college towns in the United States, according to Coastal Living magazine. “The 350-plus liberal arts students consider the island’s Acadia National Park their backyard […]

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College boasts one of region’s top botanists; Rajakaruna to lead research journal of The New England Botanical Club BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic Professor of Botany Nishanta Rajakaruna has been named editor in chief of Rhodora, the peer-reviewed journal of The New England Botanical Club. The journal, devoted to the botany of […]


Dar Williams, described by The New Yorker as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters,” is coming to College of the Atlantic for a performance 8 p.m. Nov. 8. The date is corrected from a previous version of this article. General admission tickets have gone on sale and are available online (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-dar-williams-at-college-of-the-atlantic-tickets-11492716023). There is limited seating […]


BAR HARBOR — More than 200 people helped Island Institute and College of the Atlantic — two coastal Maine institutions with a history of finding sustainability solutions —  launch a new partnership at a special event Thursday. “An Evening to Honor Polly Guth and Launch the Fund for Maine Islands,” featured a dinner and reception […]


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Solar panel array at COA’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms, helping to create a self-sustaining farm model by providing the energy needed to run the farm. On Thursday, August 7th, an open Family Farm Day occurred at College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms. The farm was gifted to COA by David…


A dark episode in Maine history; arts professor joins Maine State Museum curator to discuss ‘Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives’  BAR HARBOR, Maine — A College of the Atlantic arts professor will join a Maine State Museum curator to discuss a highly acclaimed exhibit addressing a sensitive racial controversy in Maine’s past. The compelling “Malaga Island, […]

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Rajakaruna has 4 new publications, 2 international research appointments on tap BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic Professor of Botany Nishanta Rajakaruna will have a new manuscript published in the fall. “Plant Ecology and Evolution in Harsh Environments” has been accepted for publication by Nova Science Publishers, an academic publisher of books, encyclopedias, […]