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Diana Davis Spencer Scholar Cassie Page

In January 2017, the Mitchell Center launched the Strengthening Coastal Economies project as part of the Diana Davis Spencer Partnership for a Sustainable Maine. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to inspire and equip a new generation of engaged, entrepreneurial leaders by providing students with transformative, hands-on experiences in the power of innovative partnerships to create a brighter […]

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Tree Throws, Puddles, and Ponded Water

Bea Van Dam awarded first place for graduate student poster For her Master’s research project, School of Earth & Climate Sciences and Mitchell Center student Bea Van Dam has been peering at high-resolution elevation models of the Earth’s surface created using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology—in search of puddles of water. For the work, Van […]

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Cindy Isenhour Receives 2018 Outstanding Service/Outreach Award

UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named associate professor Cindy Isenhour as recipient of the 2018 CLAS Outstanding Service/Outreach Award. Isenhour is an ecological and economic anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology. Isenhour is in her fifth year at UMaine and holds cooperating appointments in the School of Economics, Climate Change Institute and the Mitchell […]

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Linda Silka Receives 2018 Rising Tide Career Recognition Award

Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, is the recipient of UMaine’s 2018 Rising Tide Career Recognition Award and was honored Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Stodder Hall. Throughout her career, Silka has sought to translate knowledge into action by engaging academic institutions and diverse stakeholders to solve persistent and emerging sustainability challenges. A social […]

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Remembering Bob Kates

Dear Colleagues, I am very sorry to share the news that Bob Kates died on Saturday at the age of 89*. As many of you know, we were incredibly fortunate that Bob agreed to chair our Science Advisory Board during the 5-year, $20 million Sustainability Solutions Initiative grant that led to the creation of the […]

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Diana Davis Spencer Partnership for a Sustainable Maine

Through a generous grant from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is providing invaluable support for twelve Diana Davis Spencer Scholars to conduct research on two sustainability projects designed to help develop skills in entrepreneurship, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. While one group of Diana Davis Spencer Scholars […]

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Northeast Citizen Science for Coastal Acidification

A Mitchell Center project expands community resilience through citizen science, outreach, and education Master’s student Parker Gassett presented a poster at the 2018 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference titled  “Northeast Citizen Science for Coastal Acidification.” The poster detailed work being done by the Mitchell Center-funded project Ocean and Coastal Acidification in Maine. The project is […]

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Michaela Murray Captures First Place Poster at 2018 MSWC

Third-year UMaine ecology and environmental science major Michaela Murray took first place for her poster “Uncovering the Current National Perceptions of Aquaculture Practices” at the 2018 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference (MSWC) held March 29 at the August Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. The work is the result of research she’s been doing for the […]

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Mitchell Center Members Among UMaine Faculty to Receive Promotion/Tenure

Mitchell Center researchers Aaron Weiskittel, Cindy Isenhour, Sharon Klein, Laura Rickard, and Balu Nayak are among twenty-one University of Maine faculty who recently received tenure and/or promotion. Weiskittel, of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, was promoted to professor. Isenhour and Rickard, of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Klein and […]

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