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Cassie Vaillancourt: Alumna works at Sappi North America in Skowhegan

Cassie Vaillancourt ’12 (MBA) is using her business degree in the forest products industry. Vaillancourt, who earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Maine in 2010, works as an operations planner in the supply chain department at Sappi North America in Skowhegan. “I am responsible for planning production of the mill’s three […]

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Norway spruce tested at UMaine OK’d for construction-grade lumber

Norway spruce, a wood species extensively tested at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, has been approved for use as construction-grade dimensional lumber. Based on the testing at UMaine, on Oct. 20, 2016, the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) approved the inclusion of Norway spruce in the Spruce-Pine-Fir South grouping […]

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Colin Bosma: Psychology student mindful of emotion regulation strategies

Colin Bosma gained perspective growing up at an elevation of 8,230 feet in the Rockies in Nederland, Colorado. Its motto: Life is better up here. And he has developed mindfulness — a judgment-free, moment-to-moment awareness of his present thoughts, sensations and environment — through his study of psychology. Mindfulness is central to research Bosma is […]

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DMC, Bigelow Study: Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support. That’s according to newly published research conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The research is the only published […]

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President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship at UMaine

This summer the University of Maine hosted 25 emerging public management leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Mandela Fellows spent six-weeks — June 17–July 31 — in Maine, participating in academic, professional and recreational activities statewide. […]

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