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Bridie McGreavy named 2022 J. Robert Cox Award winner

Bridie McGreavy, associate professor of environmental communication at the University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow, received the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication & Civic Engagement for 2022 from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Read the full story on the College of Liberal […]

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Ranco to give keynote at ‘Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia and Society’ event

The University of Maine is one of five international sites of the 2022 Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia & Society (RIVAS) conference, acknowledging the contributions of Indigenous Peoples globally, Oct. 20–25. RIVAS supports the scholarship of Indigenous academics and speakers whose cultures help shape linguistics, archeology, cultural anthropology and other academic disciplines, and also acknowledges […]

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NSF funds Onur Apul’s research into novel approach for eliminating PFAS

Investigating a possible method for eliminating the toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is the objective of a new National Science Foundation-funded study led by Onur Apul at the University of Maine. NSF awarded $250,000 for Apul, an assistant professor of environmental engineering and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, to research how to remove PFAS, […]

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Tony Sutton hired as assistant professor of Native American food systems

We’ve had the privilege of working with Tony both as a graduate student and researcher for many years. We are excited to see him start his new position as Assistant Professor of Native American Food Systems at UMaine. The University of Maine Native American Programs and UMaine Extension have hired Tony Sutton as assistant professor […]

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Mount Desert Islander features Lee event about food waste

The Mount Desert Islander shared that Susanne Lee, faculty fellow of the University of Maine’s Mitchell Center for Sustainability, will present about what can be done in the home to reduce food waste, what the necessary resources are to produce food and the impact of food waste on the environment. The event is at La […]

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Ranco speaks to Atlas Obscura about the Indigenous origins of Maine clam bakes

Darren Ranco, chair of Native American Programs, coordinator of Native American Research and Faculty Fellow at the Mitchell Center, was interviewed by Atlas Obscura for an article about the Indigenous origins of the clam bake. “I think there is a popular conception that [clam bakes] are a European adoption of indigenous traditions, a tradition that, […]

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UMaine part of New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases

The University of Maine has joined a consortium of seven universities in the region to form the New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEWVEC). The project received a $10 million five-year award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $694,363 of which was awarded to UMaine. Allison Gardner, assistant professor of […]

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Susanne Lee speaks to Times Record about the financial benefits of composting

In an article about a Brunswick campaign to promote how food waste recycling could help residents save both dollars and the environment, the Times Record interviewed Susanne Lee, faculty fellow at the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, about the benefits of keeping food waste out of landfills. “There’s a […]

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Rachel Schattman serves as expert witness at Congressional hearing on supporting farmers adapting for the future

On July 19, Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Rachel Schattman told a Congressional committee about successful efforts led by UMaine to understand and support farmers to adopt sustainable practices that will make their small businesses and our nation’s food supply more resilient for the future. Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture in the School of […]

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