UMaine in the News

Brewer quoted in MPBN report on Maine Green Independent Party, primaries

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Maine Green Party opens some primaries to all independent voters.” At the Maine Green Independent Party’s recent state convention, the party decided to welcome all unenrolled Maine voters to help decide nominees in gubernatorial […]

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Olsen’s sparrow research focus of Granite Geek article

Granite Geek published an article on a study conducted by a group of researchers including Brian Olsen, assistant professor of biology and ecology at the University of Maine. Some closely related bird species interbreed where their ranges overlap, producing hybrid offspring that can backcross with either parent species until a whole population of mixed-species birds […]

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Comins quoted in Kennebec Journal’s ‘Backyard Naturalist’ column

Neil Comins, a University of Maine professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted in the Kennebec Journal’s latest “Backyard Naturalist” column. In “M31 and the limits of visibility,” the author writes that decades ago, it was observed that Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is moving in our direction. Recently, some astronomers have found it’s likely the […]

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Spinney receives firefighter of the year award, Lincoln County News reports

The Lincoln County News reported Allen Spinney, who works in maintenance at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, has been named Lincoln County’s Firefighter of the Year. The Lincoln County Fire Chiefs Association presented the award to Spinney during the organization’s annual meeting and lobster bake at the South Bristol Fire Department […]

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September Emera Astronomy Center shows advanced in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge reported on scheduled public star shows in September at the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center. The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium shows are held 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Friday nights in September feature “Undiscovered Worlds” and “Astronaut.” Sunday afternoons, which are geared toward younger audiences, show “Magic Treehouse: Space […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough about highbush, wild blueberries

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, spoke with The Ellsworth American for the article, “Competition increasing for state’s wild blueberries.” Highbush blueberries — which can be cultivated easily and grow rapidly — are presenting increasing competition for Maine’s wild blueberries, […]

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UMaine Extension sweet corn newsletter cited in BDN article

A 2012 University of Maine Cooperative Extension newsletter on growing sweet corn in Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about “corn smut,” a fungus that grows in kernels, causing them to become grayish and bulbous. August is typically when corn smut is most often discovered in Maine, according to UMaine Extension. “This […]

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