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SSI Undergraduate Student Awarded CUGR Fellowship

May 28th, 2013 Michael Dandy, a junior in UMaine’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.,was the recipient of a Center for Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UMaine for his SSI research project titled, “Extreme Rainfall in a Changing Climate: Developing New Methodologies to Inform Infrastructure Design,”. Michael’s faculty adviser on the project is Shaleen Jain who co-leads […]

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SSI/WRRI Researcher Appointed Editor of International Water Journal

May 28th, 2013 Shaleen Jain, SSI researcher and a PI on various WRRI projects, has been appointed as an Editor of the Journal of Water and Climate Change. The journal publishes refereed research and practitioner papers on all aspects of water science, technology, management and innovation in response to climate change, with emphasis on reduction […]

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SSI Researcher from UNE Nets a 250lb Sturgeon in the Saco River

University of New England associate professor James Sulikowski, a researcher on the SSI project “Sustaining Quality of Place in the Saco River Estuary through Community Based Ecosystem Management“, netted a 7 foot long, 250lb Atlantic sturgeon as part of his SSI research on the Saco river.   See full Bangor Daily News article…

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in New Hampshire

Researchers at the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative are closely watching the movement of an invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer (EAB). The beetle has recently been discovered in New Hampshire’s ash trees and now poses a serious threat to Maine. According to the USDA Forest Service, EAB was introduced into North America […]

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Two UMaine Sophomores Win George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

Two University of Maine sophomores have been named winners of the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland as part of the student exchange program. George J. Mitchell Scholars Gwendolyn Beacham and Lorna Harriman will each spend a semester at the University College Cork in Ireland. The scholarship honors the 1998 […]

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SSI/WRRI Researcher Appointed Editor of International Water Journal

Shaleen Jain, SSI researcher and a PI on various WRRI projects, has been appointed as an Editor of the Journal of Water and Climate Change. The journal publishes refereed research and practitioner papers on all aspects of water science, technology, management and innovation in response to climate change, with emphasis on reduction of energy usage. […]

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SSI Undergraduate Student Awarded CUGR Fellowship

Michael Dandy, a junior in UMaine’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.,was the recipient of a Center for Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UMaine for his SSI research project titled, “Extreme Rainfall in a Changing Climate: Developing New Methodologies to Inform Infrastructure Design,”. Michael’s faculty adviser on the project is Shaleen Jain who co-leads the SSI research […]

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Bio-sentinels of Mercury in Freshwater Ecosystems: The role of dragonflies

Mitchell Center scientist Sarah Nelson has been working with National Park staff to coordinate sampling of dragonfly larvae across the U.S. parks, leading field trips to sample dragonflies and water, and shipping samples to UMaine for laboratory analysis at the Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Lab. For the past five years, she has worked with agencies […]

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Maine Water Resource Research Institute at the Sustainable Water Management Conference

John Peckenham, Director, Maine Water Resources Research Institute and Assistant Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center, presented on the metrics of source water protection as part of the American Water Works Association conference held recently in Nashville. As part of the Conferences’ technical workshops, Peckenham was part of a session titled, “Know Your Watershed – […]

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New Report by SSI Team Finds Maine More Ethnically Diverse

Though Maine still has the oldest population in the nation, it is becoming more ethnically diverse. This is just one of the key findings from “Changing Maine: Maine’s Changing Population and Housing 1990-2010,” a new report by the SSI Sustainable Urban Regions Project (SURP) team. The report provides insights into Maine’s population growth, demographics, households, […]

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