UMaine in the News

Pitman speaks with BDN about impact of police staffing on crime rates

Brian Pitman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, talked with the Bangor Daily News for a story about the impact of retirements on police staffing in Maine. According to Pitman, the number of police on the beat does not impact crime rates, but retirements and shortages may influence the staffing of […]

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BDN reports on UMaine study of effective climate change discussions

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the results of a new study of tourism and climate change in Acadia National Park led by former UMaine Ph.D. student Lydia Horne. The study revealed that communicating understanding the impacts of climate change on park visitation can help conserve natural resources, maintain […]

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Pen Bay Pilot advances Hutchinson Center informational sessions, open house

The Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted a free open house and academic program informational session scheduled for 4–6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. This drop-in session is intended to provide information about new academic programs offered at the Hutchinson Center, including the associate and certificate programs from the University of Maine […]

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BDN advances Wahle presentation about warming in Gulf of Maine, lobster

The Bangor Daily News advanced a free public presentation by Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, at 6 p.m. on July 28. His talk, “Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The Gulf of Maine’s Lobster Fishery in a Warming Ocean,” will focus on past and current data from the American […]

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Media report showings of 3Dirigo in Bucksport, Searsport

The Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced free public showings of the world’s largest 3D-printed object, a patrol boat dubbed 3Dirigo, in Bucksport on July 17 and Searsport on July 18. The boat, which was designed and printed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), is the largest 3D-printed object in the world. […]

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Penobscot Times cites UMaine partnership in staffing Orono pool

The Penobscot Times cited a partnership with the University of Maine’s Ccampus Rrecreation that has facilitated public access to Orono’s municipal pool. Adriana Del Amo, UMaine’s coordinator for fitness and aquatics, is managing the shared lifeguard staff and scheduling their work at the Orono pool and at recreation facilities on campus in response to a […]

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Media report on revised pandemic guidelines for UMS

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), News Center Maine, the Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), WPOR (101.9 FM in Portland),  WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), the Seacoast Current, Mainebiz and the Bangor Daily News reported that the University of Maine System will require students and staff who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine to be tested when they return to […]

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Lukens speaks with BDN about Penobscot language book of folktales

Margo Lukens, a University of Maine Professor of English, talked with the Bangor Daily News about the recently published book, “‘Still They Remember Me’: Penobscot Transformer Tales, Vol. 1.” Lukens co-authored the book with Carol Dana, Penobscot language master, and Conor Quinn, linguistics faculty at the University of Southern Maine, as a teaching tool for Penobscots […]

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Media highlight Maine AgrAbility presentation for veterans

Morning Ag Clips, the Sun Journal and Centralmaine.com shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release highlighting a five-session virtual conference for veterans in agriculture scheduled for 1–2:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3, 7, 10 and 24. “Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture” will feature Maine AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator Anne Devin on Aug. 10 with […]

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