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Mitchell Center food waste solutions work featured on The Maine Question

In a recent episode of The Maine Question podcast, host Ron Lisnet talks with Susanne Lee and undergraduate student Peter O’Brien about food waste and food insecurity in Maine and beyond. Susanne and Peter have worked with diverse stakeholders to find “triple-bottom-line” solutions that can help reduce food waste, feed people in need, and support […]

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Mitchell Center faculty featured in UMaine Today article on IURC team research

Several projects in the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative (IURC) that are led by Mitchell Center faculty were featured in the spring 2020 issue of UMaine Today. The IURC projects bring together researchers and students at all levels, from diverse disciplines, to tackle complex research questions with real-world significance. Sandra de Urioste-Stone and Pauline Kamath led […]

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Nolan Altvater receives Honorable Mention for Udall Scholarship

Mitchell Center student Nolan Altvater received Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship in the Native American policy category, as reported in a story and interview by UMaine News on June 16. Nolan is a rising senior with a major in secondary education and a minor in English. He has worked with Bridie McGreavy and the […]

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Stephanie Welcomer and Mario Teisl named interim deans

Stephanie Welcomer and Mario Teisl have been named interim deans for the next fiscal year, as reported by UMaine News. Stephanie is professor of management in the Maine Business School and was the team leader for the Mitchell Center’s Cheesemaking in Maine project. She will serve as interim dean for the Honors College next year. […]

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Mitchell Center researchers publish paper on value of reuse in Maine

A paper by Cindy Isenhour and Brie Berry, members of the Mitchell Center’s Materials Management team, was published on April 27 in the journal Economic Anthropology. Cindy is an associate professor of anthropology at UMaine and a Mitchell Center faculty fellow, and Brie is a doctoral student in anthropology and environmental policy. Both work on research […]

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Jean MacRae receives Presidential Public Service Achievement Award

UMaine News reported on May 11 that Jean MacRae, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, was one of three UMaine faculty to receive Presidential Awards this spring. Jean is part of the Mitchell Center’s Materials Management Team where she leads a project researching the risk of contaminants when recovering […]

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Mitchell Center seeks graduate student to assist with equity evaluation

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (RA) to assist with an evaluation of equity issues for the Maine Climate Council. This is a short-term position starting in mid-June and ending in mid-September 2020 with a stipend of $1,917 per month (20 hours/week). The RA will be […]

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New article highlights Mitchell Center’s efforts to align research with societal needs

A recent article by Mitchell Center Director David Hart and Senior Fellow Linda Silka tells the story of the decade-long effort to grow UMaine’s capacities in stakeholder-engaged, solutions-driven, interdisciplinary research. The invited article appears in Issues in Science and Technology, the policy forum of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. “Rebuilding the Ivory […]

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UMaine News reports on publications by Mitchell Center researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, and Bonnie Newsom, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently published articles in a special feature of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with several other researchers, as reported by UMaine News on April […]

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