UMaine in the News

C&EN reports on Rasher’s marine slug research

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) reported on marine slug research led by Douglas Rasher, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, and researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers found the marine slug Elysia tuca sniffs out the seaweed Halimeda incrassate so it can steal the algae’s chloroplasts and […]

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Kinghorn to lead Portland Museum of Art discussion, Press Herald reports

The Portland Press Herald reported George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art, will lead a panel discussion about regionalism in contemporary art at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Portland Museum of Art. Kinghorn will moderate a discussion among Maine artists Lauren Fensterstock, Anna Hepler and Philip Frey […]

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Ellsworth American previews pollinator workshop

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program will offer a free workshop with Woodlawn Museum on Sept. 19. “Native Pollinators: Habitats In Your Garden,” will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum in Ellsworth. Alison Dibble, a research professor in pollination ecology at UMaine, will present […]

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Rebar quoted in Deseret News article on younger generation of farmers

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with Deseret News for the article, “A younger generation of farmers gets in the dirt.” The article states the number of Americans younger than 35 pursuing farming as their primary occupation increased 10 percent to roughly 55,000 between 2007 and 2012, according to […]

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Boothbay Register advances annual Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association meeting

Boothbay Register reported the Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association’s (KLCEA) annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Sheepscot General Store, in Whitefield. This year’s meeting will focus on the challenges facing small farms in Maine and the innovation leading to success, according to the article. Guests are invited to meet with […]

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WABI covers move-in day for first-year students

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with first-year University of Maine students as they moved into their dorms during Fall Welcome Weekend. Students were asked questions including why they chose UMaine, what they are most looking forward to and what their expectations are for this year. One student said they chose UMaine because of the atmosphere and […]

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Fosters.com interviews Redmond about Maine’s seaweed industry

Sarah Redmond, a marine extension associate with the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, spoke with Fosters.com for a report about Maine’s growing edible seaweed industry. Redmond said “there’s definitely a lot of potential” for the seaweed industry in Maine. “We’re not having rampant growth, but people are hearing about seaweed […]

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Counihan discusses majoring in humanities on MPBN

As part of a series on the importance of humanities, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Patty Counihan, who directed the University of Maine’s Career Center until she retired earlier this year. Counihan spoke about an essay she wrote titled, “What are You Going to Do with ‘That’ Major? The Humanities, Jobs and a Career,” […]

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