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.
The Bangor Daily News, WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) were among news organizations to report on the renovation progress at the University of Maine Field House. UMaine Athletic Director Steve Abbott told the BDN the field house is expected to be completed on Oct. 15.
An online training program created by the University of Maine Center for Tourism Research and Outreach, the Maine Woods Consortium and the Maine Office of Tourism was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News Women@Work column, “Serve it up: Making the most of customer service.” Welcome ME Online Quality Service Training is professionally developed service industry education that is free and available to everyone in Maine.
WVII (Channel 7) reported nearly 50 schools and more than 1,000 students attended the 10th annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Conference at the University of Maine on Thursday.
Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about a new report by the state economist that says Maine’s death rate is higher than its birth rate. Kaye said people are now living longer and does not think the report means the state is in a downfall.
Beth Wiemann, chairwoman of the Music Division in the University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts, was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about the upcoming Portland Chamber Music Festival. The festival will include the world premiere of Wiemann’s new piece for string quartet, “Minor Blasts, Some Flurries,” at 8 p.m. May 23 at the Space Gallery.
Sarah Smiley, a columnist, author and military wife who received a master of arts in mass communication from the University of Maine and has taught courses at the university as part of the adjunct faculty, recently wrote and released the book “Dinner with the Smileys.” Smiley is set to appear this month on Katie Couric’s ABC talk show “Katie.” Parade magazine, MPBN, and the Bangor Daily News were among several news organizations to carry a report about Smiley and her book. USA Today also reviewed the book.
University of Maine artists Noreen and Phillip Silver, also known as the Silver Duo, were mentioned in the Maine Edge article “Highlands Classical Trio embarks on spring tour.” The Silvers listened to the trio perform and offered advice before the group from Dover-Foxcroft and Dexter began their tour.
The Bangor Daily News reported volunteers of the Boardwalk Campaign, a fundraising effort to replace the existing wood boardwalk with composite material, aim to raise $250,000 by July 1 to replace the first 105 sections of the trail in late summer and early fall. The University of Maine jointly manages the Orono Bog Boardwalk with the Orono Land Trust and the city of Bangor.