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IURC Announces 2019 Award Winners

The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative (IURC) grant program recently announced four award winners for 2019 projects, all led by Mitchell Center members. Funded projects involve teams of two or more faculty members from different disciplines with primarily undergraduate researchers working in areas of interest. The IURC is funded by UMaine’s Office of the Vice President for Research and […]

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Dr. Roy Goes to Washington

Postdoctoral fellow Sam Roy meets with Maine’s Congressional delegation For Sam Roy, his second visit to Capitol Hill to promote the work of the Mitchell Center and gather support for the reauthorization of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) was the charm. He first went to Capitol Hill two years ago and had to learn […]

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Sharon Klein named 2019 recipient of the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence

Sharon Klein, UMaine Associate Professor in the School of Economics, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. The award is Maine Campus Compact’s most prestigious faculty award. The Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence recognizes faculty who integrate community or public service into the curriculum and work […]

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Students Receive UMaine Edith Patch Awards for Mitchell Center-related Work

Graduate student Brieanne Berry and undergraduate Michaela Murray honored, others named Distinguished Nominees On Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Friends of Dr. Edith M. Patch held the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, hosted at the Raymond H. Fogler Library. The eight students worked in part […]

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Conference Keynote Address Available Online

The keynote address at this year’s Maine Sustainability & Water Conference was given by Bridie McGreavy from UMaine’s Dept. of Communication & Journalism and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. In her talk, “Thinking with Rivers: Communication for conservation and sustainability”, McGreavy discusses how finding effective, creative, and inclusive ways to communicate for conservation and […]

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Darren Ranco talk on Wabanaki Climate Change May 16

Darren Ranco will discuss climate change impacts and adaptation priorities among Wabanaki First Nations in Maine on Thursday, May 16, at 4:10 p.m. at College of the Atlantic. The lecture, part of the Seminar in Climate Change 2019 Speaker Series, will be held in McCormick Lecture Hall. “Indigenous people will be impacted by climatic change […]

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MSWC Talk – Community Food Councils as Vessels for Coordinated Food System Change

Highlighted Talk from the 2019 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference Community Food Councils as Vessels for Coordinated Food System Change Session: Sustainable Practices and Decision-Making Across Diverse Food Systems in Maine The development of sustainable food systems in a changing climate and evolving globalized society is an ever more critical challenge. Food systems of production, […]

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MSWC Talk – Co-learning Sustainability Science & Policy

Highlighted Talk from the 2019 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference Co-learning Sustainability Science & Policy: An interdisciplinary approach to food waste reduction Session: Developing Effective Sustainability Curricula In light of a myriad of environmental challenges, the need for high quality undergraduate curricula on topics of sustainability has never been more urgent. This session showcased new […]

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2019 MSWC Winning Student Poster Highlight: Microplastics Stink! A Comparison of Microplastics Pollution

Microplastics Stink! A Comparison of Microplastics Counts in Seal Scat Compared to Gull Scat High School Soleil Skehan, John Bapst Memorial High School Honorable Mention Pollution in air and waterways has been contaminating our environment for decades, threatening the stability of ecosystems across the globe. An increasingly growing concern, however, has risen surrounding microplastics, specifically […]

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2019 MSWC Winning Student Poster Highlight: Cellulose-based Food Packaging Products

Using Industry for Change: Cellulose-based Food Packaging Products Undergraduate Shayla Rose Kleisinger, University of Maine First Place (tie) Through an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative (IURC) grant from the University of Maine and with Diana Davis Spencer Foundation funding through the Mitchell Center’s Partnership for a Sustainable Maine project, Shayla Rose Kleisinger is investigating how alternative food-packaging […]

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