UMaine in the News

AP reports on scientists’ use of underwater drones to study hurricanes

The Associated Press reported researchers from the University of Maine are working on a federally funded program that uses underwater drones to collect data on what sustains and strengthens hurricanes to better understand the storms and to ultimately help protect life and property. UMaine is working on the project with researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic […]

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McCormack receives forest stewardship award, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a Blaine House ceremony to present Maxwell McCormack Jr., a professor emeritus in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, with the prestigious 2016 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award. The award recognizes excellence in furthering forestry, forests or forestland conservation in Maine. Started by the Maine […]

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Boston Globe interviews Brewer about Trump’s chances in Maine

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was interviewed by The Boston Globe for the article, “Trump’s upper hand in Maine’s Down East.” Maine and Nebraska are the only states that award Electoral College votes not only to the statewide winner, but also for each congressional district won by a presidential […]

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Garland speaks about Rogers Farm Fall Field Day on WABI

Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to talk about Fall Field Day at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden in Old Town. UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season during the event from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The field day […]

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Green Party presidential candidate to visit UMaine, media report

The Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News reported Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will visit campuses in the University of Maine system Wednesday, Sept. 14 as part of a New England college campus tour. Stein will speak about student loans, college costs and her proposal to make public college tuition free for all […]

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Lukens co-writes op-ed for BDN

Margo Lukens, an English professor at the University of Maine, co-wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Wabanaki women deserve the protection and justice of tribal courts.” Lukens wrote the article with  Kati Corlew, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Maine at Augusta. Barbara Blazej of Dixmont and Doug […]

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Morning Sentinel cites water quality study in article on sawmill removal

Morning Sentinel cited a 1996 study conducted by the University of Maine and the Department of Environmental Protection in the article, “Historic Vassalboro sawmill’s removal is a mixed blessing for town, historians.” The Alewife Restoration Initiative, an unofficial collaboration of seven organizations, tore down the sawmill for safety reasons and plans to remove the Masse […]

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Yarborough speaks with WVII about end of blueberry season

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) for a report about the state’s blueberry season wrapping up. “The season is done,” he said. “Ninety-five percent of the wild blueberries in Maine are frozen and they’re stored in freezers, and they store for two to three […]

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BDN previews Collins Center for the Arts season, opening gala

The Bangor Daily News advanced the 2016–2017 season of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. The season is slated to feature everything from Broadway musicals to chamber music to world-class dance, comedy and more, according to the article. The season kicks off with the CCA’s annual gala featuring “The Capitol […]

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UMMA to offer new trivia program, Maine Edge reports

The Maine Edge reported the University of Maine Museum of Art will kick off a new programming series aimed at bringing people to the museum to test their knowledge. “BrainyArt,” will begin 6–8 p.m. Sept. 8 at UMMA in downtown Bangor. The event is for adults 21 and older, and the suggested donation is $5. […]

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