Ferrini-Mundy, Diamond honor Bernard Lown in Portland Press Herald story

The Portland Press Herald spoke with University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine Alumni Association CEO John Diamond for a report about the death of UMaine graduate and Nobel laureate Dr. Bernard Lown. “Dr. Lown was a tremendous humanitarian whose vision, innovation and passion made this world a better place and inspired us all,” Ferrini-Mundy said. “Without question, Dr. Lown was one of the most influential UMaine alumni of all time,” Diamond said. “Each year we honor an individual or couple with our Dr. Bernard Lown Humanitarian Award, which celebrates those who, like Dr. Lown himself, ‘actively engage in saving lives, relieving suffering, and promoting human dignity.’ Those qualities define Dr. Lown and his legacy,” Diamond said. The Associated Press, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Washington Post, WSB (Channel 2 in Atlanta), the Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), Maine Public and the Sun Journal also reported on Lown’s death.