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Conflict expert weighs in on the impact of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pentagon leaders appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in late September to review the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover of the country. As the Taliban gains control over the country amidst ongoing instability, it has become clear that the road to peace seems more difficult than ever before. “I think […]

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Pen Bay Pilot reports 2019 Everest expedition garners world records

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that a 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, which included six University of Maine researchers, set three Guinness World Records. The team from UMaine included expedition leader Paul Mayewski, the director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute; Geology team co-leader Aaron Putnam, an assistant professor; member of the […]

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Angelina Buzzelli: Addressing affordable housing shortage through additive manufacturing

Angelina Buzzelli, a University of Maine MBA student and Graduate Assistant at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is contributing research at the national level to address the shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. through innovative 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technology. Buzzelli recently shared her research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and […]

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Everest expedition with 6 CCI scientists sets 3 world records

The 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition that six Climate Change Institute explorers participated in has set three Guinness World Records. The three records, featured in the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book, are: Highest altitude ice core taken: 8,020 meters (26,312 feet), extracted from the South Col glacier. The […]

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Media highlight Mitchell Center presentation on secondhand economy

The Bangor Daily News,, The Irregular and the Sun Journal promoted “Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets,” which is scheduled for 3–4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 107 of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. The presentation will also be available on Zoom. Cindy Isenhour, a […]

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Rachel Breault and Caitlin Galvin: Higher education grad students spend summer gaining valuable work experience 

Last spring, Caitlin Galvin was pretty stressed. A graduate student in the University of Maine’s student development in higher education master’s program, she was applying for a summer internship through NODA, the national Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.  “It’s very competitive,” says Galvin of Pawling, New York. “Many schools sign up […]

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BDN reports on UMaine bioblitz Sept. 18–19

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release announcing that the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology Graduate Organization will conduct a campus bioblitz from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 18–19. This bioblitz seeks to promote interest in, and awareness of, biodiversity and conservation while connecting participants to the campus environment. […]

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Mainebiz, highlight UMaine study of aquaculture support

Mainebiz and shared a University of Maine news release highlighting a study that characterizes the range of public opinion regarding the growing aquaculture industry in Maine. The study, “Diverse Perspectives on Aquaculture Development in Maine,” was conducted by UMaine marine sciences faculty Joshua Stoll and Heather Leslie and master’s student Melissa Britsch. The researchers […]

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