University of Maine Athletic Director Steve Abbott told the Bangor Daily News the search for a new men’s ice hockey coach is progressing well and he expects to make an announcement next week.
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Seacoast Online spoke with students and teachers from Traip Academy in Kittery after participating in the statewide Maine Wind Blade Challenge and the Windstorm Challenge hosted by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center earlier this month. One of the two Traip teams earned second place for its floating turbine platform design.
The Associated Press, Kennebec Journal, Bangor Daily News and WGME (Channel 13) were among several news organizations to report on the University of Maine System trustees’ decision to freeze tuition rates at all seven campuses for the upcoming school year at 2012 levels for in-state undergraduates. Annual tuition and fees for in-state students at the University of Maine is currently $10,600.
The Bangor Daily News spoke with Ian Bricknell, University of Maine marine biology professor, and graduate student Chris Roy about research being conducted on molded concrete boat moorings and their effect on the marine habitat.
WLBZ (Channel 2) recently spoke to Robert Steneck, professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine’s Darling Center, and Andrew Pershing, professor in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute at UMaine, about the warming temperatures in the Gulf of Maine and how they are effecting fishermen and scientists. Steneck talked about the effects on the lobster industry and Pershing focused on the warming temperatures and what that means for certain species.
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network spoke with Rick Kersbergen, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, about the return of small farms. Despite the decline of the family farm over the years, Kersbergen says interest in farming is at a record high in Maine.
WVII (Channel 7) reported on the annual Black Bear Beauties Plant Sale held at the University of Maine over the weekend. The sale was organized by the UMaine Horticulture Club and greenhouse management students.
Fandom Sports ME posted a “Downtown with Rich Kimball” radio interview with Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn after his visit to the University of Maine. Strathairn participated in a reading of the Sophocles play “Ajax” as part of the Outside the Wire theater program’s “Theater of War.” The reading took place during Maine Center on Aging’s Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium at UMaine last week.
The Village Soup previewed a slide talk on climate change by Sharon Tisher, environmental lawyer and University of Maine economics professor. Tisher will present “Climate Reality: Connecting the Dots Between Extreme Weather and Global Warming” at Camden Public Library on June 4.
The Portland Press Herald reported Patricia Marshall, professor and interim associate vice president for academic affairs at Worcester State University, told Congress on Wednesday what it was like growing up in poverty in rural Maine and how federal educational programs for low-income students are necessary. Marshall participated in Upward Bound and Talent Search at the University of Maine while she was in high school. Worcester State University also carried a report.