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UMaine names 2022 Presidential Award winners

This year’s University of Maine Presidential Awards recognize outstanding achievement in teaching in Earth and climate sciences, research in the biophysics of flow-related biological and physiological functions in humans and animals, and impactful community engagement in nursing, particularly during the past two years of the pandemic. Karl Kreutz Karl Kreutz, director and professor of the […]

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Cruz-Uribe speaks with Associated Press about lithium sources in Maine

Alicia Cruz-Uribe, associate professor of petrology and mineralogy at University of Maine, spoke with the Associated Press about the possibility of quarrying for lithium at Plumbago Mountain in western Maine. Cruz-Uribe said that the country’s lithium reserves rank among the largest in the world, but “the amount that we produce is peanuts.” The Bangor Daily News, Sun Journal, Fortune, Yahoo News, U.S. […]

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News Center Maine features UMaine climate change researchers

News Center Maine reported that six scientists from the University of Maine who were on the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition are releasing their findings from their ice research conducted there. The team’s goal was to determine whether the highest elevation point of Earth has been impacted by human activity. Mariusz Potocki, research team […]

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Maine Geological Survey uses RLE students’ report about Harriman Point

The Maine Geological Survey is using a report prepared by students from a 2021 Research Learning Experience (RLE) course that describes the geological and anthropological features of Harriman Point, a natural preserve in Brooklin, Maine. Christopher Gerbi, a professor with the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and students from his Sharing Geoscience on […]

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CCI scientists provide resources to educate Maine youth about climate change

Colleagues at the Climate Change Institute are collaborating to strengthen climate education for youth in grades 5–12 in Maine. CCI faculty and staff have created the Climate Education Resources webpage to provide educators with a variety of informative materials in one place. The resources are grouped within five themes — Climate Synthesis & Overview, Climate Data Tools, Simple […]

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SECS Award Winners at the Annual Spring Meeting of the Geological Society of Maine

Three students working with SECS faculty made presentations at the annual Spring Meeting of the Geological Society of Maine, and took home a cash award.  The students are:  Alexander Audet  and  Lauren Carver, working with Dr. Aaron Putnam and Samuel Roberts, working with Dr. Kristen Schild. Their presentations will be available on the Geological Society of […]

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