The Bangor Daily News previewed the upcoming Penobscot Theatre Co. production of “Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Tale.” University of Maine student Ira Kramer is starring in the play as the prince.
Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine and president-elect of the Institute Food Technologists, offered advice for the Bangor Daily News article “I gobbled too much! How to recover after Thanksgiving.” Camire said one calorie-packed meal won’t hurt you nutritionally if you return to healthy habits quickly. She suggests getting exercise through holiday shopping or playing football and watching portion sizes when eating leftovers.
WVII (Channel 7) and the Bangor Daily News reported on wreath-making workshops hosted by the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum Nov. 30 and Dec. 3–5. The 15th annual workshops cost $15 per person and include instruction and materials to complete one wreath.
Sarah Newcomb, a doctoral student in behavioral economics at the University of Maine and research assistant at UMaine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative, was featured in a Bangor Daily News column about a shopper-friendly phone app she developed. Newcomb won the first Big Gig networking and pitch-off event in October with her proposed app, “Who’s Your Daddy?,” that allows shoppers to scan products to learn more about the product’s parent company and its practices. The Big Gig was organized by the University of Maine, Husson University and the towns of Old Town and Orono to bring together innovators and entrepreneurs.
A 2010 University of Maine study was cited in a Morning Sentinel article titled “Maine’s road salt comes from unexpected places.” The study determined a year’s worth of road salt in Maine — an estimated billion pounds — weighs about four times more than the state’s population.
Allyson Eslin, a first-year political science major at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “We might feel helpless in face of mass violence, but we’re not.”
Richard Reichenbach and Sara Simard Reichenbach, interim head coaches of the University of Maine women’s ice hockey team, were featured in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Newlywed UMaine coaches enjoying marriage, hockey.”
John Bear Mitchell, a Wabanaki studies lecturer at the University of Maine and associate director of UMaine’s Wabanaki Center, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for the article “Maine’s own Thanksgiving story: How the Indians saved 18th century shipwreck victims.” Mitchell said people can learn a lot from the stories of positive interactions between Europeans and Indians instead of concentrating on the myths of settlement and conquering.
James McConnon, an economics professor at the University of Maine and a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article on Small Business Saturday shopping in Maine. McConnon said he isn’t sure how much of an effect the day has on the state because it would depend on “how much was spent that day at local stores versus what’s spent outside the community or at chains that export some of the money outside the area.” But anecdotal evidence and national studies suggest there is a positive effect.
The Bangor Daily News published the third article in a yearlong series by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine, and Luisa Deprez, a professor and department chair of sociology and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine. “Without Medicaid, what will happen to this Portland man?,” is the pair’s latest article to tell the story of a Mainer struggling economically.