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Emerald ash borer workshop

UMaine workshop highlights cultural importance of brown ash to Wabanaki tribes, management strategies for emerald ash borer  

A devastating threat is bearing down on New England’s oldest documented artistic tradition. Emerald ash borer, an insect native to Asia, has barreled through ash stands in at least 35 states and three Canadian provinces since it was first documented in Michigan and Ontario in 2002. Brown ash (Fraxinus nigra), the species Wabanaki basket-tree harvesters […]

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Innovative Hudson Museum initiative prototypes 19th-century artifact using 3D printing, intermedia techniques to create replica

A 19th-century clan helmet of carved yellow cedar in the Northwest Coast collection of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine has been introduced to 21st-century 3D printing technology in an attempt to replicate the artifact for future repatriation and educational purposes. The museum, in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and […]

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UMaine research shows adverse childhood experiences associated with worse cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults

Childhood trauma can impact a person’s life into adulthood. According to University of Maine research, adverse childhood experiences may even have a negative impact on cognitive function as people age.  UMaine researchers assessed the intellectual abilities, verbal memory, visual memory and executive attention of participants ages 55 to 90 years old recruited as part of […]

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UMaine Graduate School of Business Ranked No. 35 by Fortune Magazine 

Fortune Magazine’s recent rankings place the University of Maine’s online MBA program at No. 35. UMaine’s Graduate School of Business is one of four programs in New England to be ranked and the only program in Maine.  “Fortune magazine has a long-standing and valued reputation in the business world,” says Norm O’Reilly, dean of the […]

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UMaine commencement ceremonies and celebration May 6–8

The University of Maine 2022 commencement ceremonies and celebrations for this year’s graduates and members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held May 6–8 in Alfond Sports Arena. The Graduate School commencement will recognize a record number of candidates for advanced degrees on May 6. Sixty doctoral candidates will be hooded, including […]

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College of Education and Human Development announces outstanding student awards

Ethan Mathieu of Sanford, Maine and Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada are the outstanding graduating student and outstanding graduating international student from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development for the 2021–22 academic year.  Mathieu is a secondary education major with a concentration in physical science. His Honors thesis is “The […]

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CUGR, MSGC announce 2022 summer fellowship recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) summer fellowship winners.  The CUGR 2022 Summer Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the Office of the Vice President for […]

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CUGR announces 2022 UMaine Student Symposium award winners

The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022 UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS22) award winners. The symposium, held April 15 at the New Balance Field House and Memorial Gym, provides an opportunity for the public to view numerous posters and exhibits of undergraduate and graduate research and scholarly work. More than […]

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UMaine research on Falkland Island warrah translated to kid-friendly format

A University of Maine-led research study about prehistoric human activity in the Falkland Islands has been adapted into a kid-friendly format for use in classrooms by the organization Science Journal for Kids. Science Journal for Kids is a nonprofit based in Texas whose mission is to improve scientific literacy by adapting research papers for school […]

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UMaine research shows animal personalities change what role critters play in building the world around them

Just like people, animals have personalities — and, like people, these individual differences in behavior may determine what role an animal plays in building the world around it. “Mutualisms” are symbiotic relationships between animals: clownfish keeping stinging sea anemones clean in exchange for protection, or bats providing nutritious guano to pitcher plants as they provide […]

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