Dominique DiSpirito named as finalist for Truman Scholarship

Dominique DiSpirito, a political science major and Honors College student at UMaine who joined the Mitchell Center’s food waste solutions team in October, was recently named as a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors pursuing public service careers and based on their community service, leadership experience and […]

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Household food waste

Media promote talk on moving to a circular food system

Morning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald promoted a talk by UMaine faculty Jean MacRae and Cynthia Isenhour on Feb. 22. MacRae, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Isenhour, an associate professor of anthropology, discussed a recent study focused on building a safe, circular and sustainable food system. shared the Press […]

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Maine clamflat, rake, basket with clams

“Shellfish harvesting for the future” event on February 22

Tune in on Monday, February 22 at 4 p.m. for “Shellfish Harvesting for the Future,” a virtual conversation among harvesters, shellfish wardens, municipal officials, marine resource committee members, and organizations that collaborate with towns on their efforts to conserve and restore wild shellfish populations and intertidal mudflats. Topics will focus on efforts to grow clam […]

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Maine Shellfish Learning Network launches new website

The Maine Shellfish Learning Network (MSLN) is a first-of-its-kind partnership that connects stakeholders from more than twenty-five coastal communities, from Lubec to Yarmouth, to help protect and improve their shellfisheries. It focuses on “building relationships and improving communication between many different participants within Maine and Wabanaki wild clam and mussel fisheries,” which face a range […]

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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 review of chemical and microbial contamination in food: What are the threats to a circular food system? Thakali, A., MacRae, J.D. Environmental Research (2021), […]

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UMaine News: Joshua Stoll receives fellowship to support Maine’s lobster industry

Joshua Stoll, assistant professor of marine science and policy and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, has been awarded a two-year fellowship in quantitative fisheries and ecosystem science from the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR). Funding from the fellowship will be used to support a postdoctoral researcher who will conduct research on resilience in the lobster […]

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Local Catch Network receives $500,000 USDA grant

The Local Catch Network, based in the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, has received a $499,463 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support better integration of seafood into local and regional food systems. Joshua Stoll, assistant professor of marine science and policy and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, co-founded and helps to […]

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