The Bangor Daily News published “Climate denial: Seductive but not morally excusable,” an opinion piece by Sharon Tisher, teacher of environmental law and energy policy at the University of Maine.
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MPBN recently talked with University of Maine marine scientist Pete Jumars about his project that investigates how nonturbulent flow enters pipes, from engineered pipes to clam siphons. Jumars, a professor of marine sciences and oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences and at the Darling Marine Center, has uncovered an erroneous scientific calculation regarding flow velocity into a pipe from a larger source of water. Approaches used to estimate pumping costs of organisms living on or in the bottom of a sea or lake have thus far been based on the flawed equation.
Ronald Beard, extension educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, was recently awarded the Gulf of Maine Council 2013 Visionary Award for Maine.
The award is presented annually to an individual or organization within each of the Gulf of Maine jurisdictions of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and recognizes innovation, creativity and commitment to marine protection, according to Bruce Carlisle, chairman of the Gulf of Maine Council for the Marine Environment.
Beard, who is based in Hancock County, focuses his education on community development through work with local organizations and citizens. He is also a member of the Marine Extension Team.
Members of the University of Maine swimming and diving team will attend the presentation of a $7,500 check to Spruce Run in Bangor on Thursday.
The money was raised through the inaugural Erin’s Run: 5K Road Race. This year’s race was held in Bangor in April to honor Erin McGrath Woolley, a former UMaine student, and in support of Spruce Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those affected by domestic abuse.
Several swim team members competed in the race and played a major role in organizing the event.
Total funds raised during this year’s race were $15,000. Funds will also go toward a scholarship for a swim team member.
The Bangor Daily News included a travel guide by Marisue Pickering, professor emerita in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine, and her husband John Pickering, a former teacher at both Orono’s Asa Adams School and UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development, in an article about new books by Maine authors. The tourism book titled “Maine — Beyond the Usual” contains information, stories and photographs of 50 of Maine’s lesser-known tourist attractions.
Marisue Pickering, professor emerita in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine, and her husband John Pickering, a former teacher at both Orono’s Asa Adams School and UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development, have released a tourism book titled “Maine — Beyond the Usual.”
The travel guide contains information, stories and photographs of 50 of Maine’s lesser-known tourist attractions. The historic landmarks described in the book include parks, monuments, churches and sculptures suitable for adults and families, according to Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland.
More information and purchasing options are available online.
MsnNOW cited research from the University of Maine in an article about a rare blue lobster that was caught near Nova Scotia recently. According to UMaine research, the odds of catching a blue lobster in North America are about one in two million.
StateImpact Texas, a reporting project of NPR member stations, recently published the article “As offshore wind turbine launches in Maine, is Texas next?” The article states researchers in Texas are racing to catch up to offshore wind advances made by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
University of Maine Professor of Music Emeritus Curvin “Chip” Farnham was recently inducted into the Maine Music Educators Association Hall of Fame and honored at the association’s conference.
Laura Artesani, associate professor in the Division of Music in the School of Performing Arts at UMaine, nominated Farnham for induction.
Farnham was UMaine’s director of bands and conductor of the Symphonic Band for 24 years. He also taught music education, conducting and instrumental methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervised student teachers, according to Artesani.
More information about Farnham and his induction is available online.
A University of Maine student who attend the Maine NEW Leadership Conference at UMaine was featured in a Bangor Daily News blog post titled “How a Portland woman, 21, is leading by example.” Kaitlin Cole, who is studying food science, human nutrition and political science, was one of 28 undergraduates from Maine selected to participate in the annual program of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.