UMaine in the News

BDN reports on Mitchell Center, Readfield food recycling partnership

The Bangor Daily News reported that the Central Maine towns of Readfield, Fayette and Wayne have partnered with the University of Maine’s George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to launch a municipal food recycling program. The program, which is part of the Food Rescue MAINE initiative, kicks […]

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Dumas talks different pesto vatiaties with BDN

Rob Dumas, University of Maine food science pilot plant manager, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about making different kinds of pesto. “Parsley is probably my all time favorite herb,” Dumas said. “It’s very good for you, it stays delicious all the time [and] it makes a wonderful pesto kind of thing.”

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Sun Journal notes Tanous helping with tennis program

The Sun Journal interviewed Marla Tanous, a University of Maine student majoring in English, about teaching children how to play tennis for the Tennis in the Parks program. “We have seven or eight per group, which was more than I was expecting — which I think is really awesome that there (are) that many kids […]

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Griffin, Jim Dill discuss garden pests with BDN

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, and Jim Dill, an Extension pest management specialist, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how to deal with leafhoppers and Colorado potato beetles in gardens. “If you defeat the first generation of emerging (Colorado potato) beetles, you’ve won 90 percent of the […]

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News Center interviews Dill about ticks and climate change

News Center Maine interviewed Griffin Dill about how warming temperatures fueled by climate change are affecting tick behavior. Dill, who manages the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, said ticks have a better opportunity to find hosts during warm seasons. 

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Steneck discusses whether lobsters feel pain with The World

The World, a public radio global news program, interviewed Robert Steneck about whether lobsters feel pain. Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, spoke to the program for a segment about British lawmakers considering including invertebrates in a new animal welfare bill that would ban live-lobster boiling. Steneck said determining whether […]

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BDN shares Martinez profile

The Bangor Daily News shared a profile story about Nicholas Martinez, a master’s student of communication sciences and disorders at the University of Maine.  

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Smith discusses Northstar with Advertiser Democrat

The Advertiser Democrat interviewed Lynsey Smith about the NorthStar Program at the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond. The hands-on mentoring program, for which Smith serves as coordinator, connects young people with caring adults through community engagement, cultural exchange, and adventure challenge and leadership. “Our goal is to raise rural […]

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