Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

KTVZ interviews Gardner about ticks

KTVZ (Channel 21 in Bend, Oregon) interviewed Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at the University of Maine, for a report on ticks. “There are numerous tick-borne pathogens that are on the rise,” said Gardner, including babesiosis and anaplasmosis. The most common tick-borne disease is still Lyme disease, and the vast majority […]

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BDN interviews Dumas about carving, preparing chicken

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Robert Dumas, who manages the Dr. Matthew Highlands Food Pilot Plant at the University of Maine, for the article titled “Master these two techniques to prepare cheap cuts of meat.” Dumas discusses the process of cutting up and preparing portions of a whole chicken. “If you have a cutting board […]

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NYT features LeClair’s citizen science project on migratory amphibians

The New York Times interviewed Greg LeClair, a graduate student of herpetology at the University of Maine, about his effort to rescue and collect data on migrating amphibians as they cross roads. LeClair founded Big Night Maine, a coalition of citizen scientists who help frogs, salamanders and other amphibians cross roads and count them during […]

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Facebook highlights UMaine nursing graduates, pinning ceremony

Facebook featured University of Maine School of Nursing graduates Kate Ford and Sierra Austin and highlighted the school’s virtual pinning ceremony in its video “#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020.” “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to offer in-person commencement ceremonies, so we celebrated them in a beautiful virtual pinning […]

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Larry Mayer with student

During retirement, Mayer continues to contribute at DMC

After 43 years of research and teaching, Larry Mayer retired in fall 2019 from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Then he promptly proceeded to teach a senior college course titled “Humans and the Ever-changing Coast.” On Thursdays, 20 area senior citizens interested in learning about marine environment challenges joined Mayer for lectures and […]

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UMaine alumnae recognized as 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year

University of Maine alumnae were among those honored on Thursday, May 14 as County Teachers of the Year by the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine. Of the educators recognized, eight have degrees from UMaine: Cumberland County Teacher of the Year: Cindy Soule, B.S. in social work Franklin County Teacher of the Year: Melissa […]

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WBTS publishes story about Mayewski

WBTS (Channel 10 in Boston) published a story about Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, titled “Meet a Climate Scientist Studying Clues Found in Ice.” Mayewski, who the station referred to as “the Ice King,” has led more than 60 expeditions to some of the remotest polar and […]

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Two interim deans named

Two University of Maine faculty members have been named interim deans on campus for the coming fiscal year. Mario Teisl will serve as interim dean for the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and Stephanie Welcomer will serve as interim dean for the Honors College. Teisl is a professor in the School of Economics. […]

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‘The Maine Question’ examines spread of ticks and diseases they carry

What’s the tick situation in Maine? Tick-borne diseases, some of which are debilitating, are on the rise in Maine.  In this episode of “The Maine Question,” host Ron Lisnet asks University of Maine scientists Allison Gardner and Elissa Ballman about the tick situation in the state and goals of their tick-related research projects. Gardner examines […]

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