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Mitchell Center faculty fellows receive tenure, promotion

Four Mitchell Center faculty fellows have received tenure and/or promotion this spring. This annual announcement is an important opportunity to recognize faculty members’ outstanding achievements and contributions in teaching, scholarship and research, and community engagement, says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in a UMaine News article. In the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture: Promoted […]

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Maine Sustainability & Water Conference student poster awards announced

A poster competition where some of Maine’s most innovative high school, undergraduate and graduate students presented their research was held as part of the 2021 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference on March 31 and April 1. Winning poster topics include combatting heavy metals in drinking water, lake monitoring analytics, shellfish management decision-making, and integrating local […]

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McGreavy featured in story on reviving clam fishery in Frenchman Bay

Bridie McGreavy, UMaine associate professor of environmental communication and a Mitchell Center faculty fellow, works with diverse collaborators as part of the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Program to revive a local clam fishery and the mudflats on which it depends. The program brings together harvesters and representatives from seven municipalities to manage clam flats in […]

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Daigle quoted in Maine Monitor story on emerald ash borer

John Daigle, UMaine professor of forest recreation management and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, was quoted in a story by the Maine Monitor on proposed changes to management tactics for the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that threatens ash trees across the country. It was first found in Maine in 2018 and has spread to […]

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Berry and Isenhour quoted in BDN story on trash in reuse donations

Brie Berry and Cindy Isenhour were interviewed for a recent Bangor Daily News story on the increasing amount of trash showing up in goods donated to thrift stores and other reuse organizations. Brie and Cindy are members of the Mitchell Center’s Materials Management team whose work includes a focus on reuse in Maine. Brie is […]

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Recent publications from the Mitchell Center community

Mitchell Center community members actively publish their research across a diverse range of academic fields. The following is a sampling of recent publications by Mitchell Center faculty, students, and alumni. A financial benefit-cost analysis of different community solar approaches in the northeastern US Sharon J.W. Klein, Abigayle Hargreaves, Stephanie Coffey Solar Energy. Volume 213, 1 January […]

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Mitchell Center presents to Climate Equity Subcommittee

The Mitchell Center was invited to the first meeting of the Maine Climate Council’s newly formed Equity Subcommittee to give an overview of the equity assessment of the council’s climate strategies that was conducted by UMaine master’s student Sara Kelemen, Linda Silka, and David Hart in 2020. Sara and Linda described how they used an […]

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2021 Shellfish Focus Day shifts to multiple, virtual events

Shellfish Focus Day is typically held on the first day of the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. After the cancellation of the in-person forum for 2021, volunteers planned three webinars and radio programs focused on important topics in Maine’s shellfish industry. Coming up on April 14, 2 – 4 p.m., the final event will focus on […]

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change film series begins March 23

This spring, the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series will host three online film screenings and discussions about the impacts of climate change worldwide: March 23: “Lobster War” The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed, […]

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Mitchell Center featured by one of world’s foremost programs for training sustainability leaders

The Mitchell Center was recently featured by the Earth Leadership Program in a guest blog on how higher education can help mobilize sustainability solutions. The Earth Leadership Program “provides outstanding academic researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.” Formerly the Leopold Leadership Program, […]

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