A Tuesday Bangor Daily News story describes the challenges the UMaine Black Bear hockey team is facing as it travels to Florida for a tournament scheduled to begin Wednesday. The team’s Monday flight from Bangor was cancelled, so they traveled by bus to New Hampshire where they expect to get a charter flight from Manchester to Florida. The Black Bears, ranked #9 in the country, will take on #6 Miami of Ohio in the tournament’s first round on Wednesday evening.
A Maine Sunday Telegram story examined issues related to bird migration and plans to develop deepwater offshore wind power technology in the Gulf of Maine. UMaine professor Rebecca Holberton, who is leading the research related to this aspect of the project, is quoted in the story.
Alan Majka, a registered dietician and UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty member, was quoted extensively in a Maine Today Media story about techniques for the safe handling of leftovers.
UMaine College of Business, Public Policy and Health Dean Ivan Manev is featured in a Thursday Bangor Daily News story about UMaine’s business school and its role as an important collaborator in university-based technology commercialization efforts. In the story, Manev also noted the business school’s rise in U.S. News and World Report and other rankings, along with the success of its graduates in finding good jobs in Maine. The report also provides information about Manev’s own academic expertise and his thoughts on ways to improve Maine’s business climate.
Research by UMaine psychology professor Alan Rosenwasser is referenced in an Oprah Magazine Web story about natural sleep and wakefulness patterns, and the impact of changes on physical and emotional health.
Thursday’s Bangor Daily News includes a report on a Tuesday arrest by UMaine police. Alexander Nimon, a 25-year-old non-student was arrested in Memorial Union after allegedly assaulting two of the officers who were attempting to question him as part of their investigation into a series of laptop computer thefts on campus. Police ask UMaine personnel to check their departmental laptop inventories to make sure none are missing, and to report any issues by calling 581-4040.
Kate Yerxa, a UMaine Cooperative Extension nutrition educator, contributed to the Bangor Daily News a story about the health benefits of beans. Yerxa says beans are a perfect way to eat healthy and inexpensively.
Comments from UMaine Prof. Rebecca Holberton, leader of the Gulf of Maine’s Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network, were included in a Maine Public Radio report about a new report documenting the migratory patterns of certain bird species off the Maine coast. Holberton notes that the study is important to helping scientists identify the species that could be affected by offshore wind power generation technology.
A newly published article in the national Fish Farming News aquaculture newspaper about the MSX oyster disease outbreak in the Damariscotta River that threatens Maine’s million-dollar oyster industry included an interview with Debbie Bouchard, UMaine researcher and manager of the Maine Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory. Bouchard says that while this parasitic disease isn’t new to Maine, the size of the outbreak is unusual. MAAHL a collaborative service of UMaine’s Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Cooperative Extension, and the Lobster Institute.
UMaine’s growing number out-of-state students was mentioned in a Connecticut Post story about the intersection of admission standards and high rates of accepted out-of-state students at the University of Connecticut. UMaine’s out-of-state student body is growing, according to the article, with about 17 percent of the student body coming from outside Maine.