Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Ferrini-Mundy speaks with WABI about vaccination efforts at UMaine, across UMS

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about campus and University of Maine System engagement in the vaccination process, including seeking vaccines for students and staff, confirming Phase 1B vaccination eligibility for faculty, and recruiting nursing students to administer the coronavirus vaccine to eligible members of the public. 

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College Post story cites UMaine study on rural youth aspirations

The College Post cited a survey led by social scientists at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater drop in college applications among rural students compared to their urban counterparts. The Rural Youth Futures Project reported that the top barrier to college education among […]

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Eddy cited in coverage of grant to develop urchin aquaculture

Maine Public talked with Steve Eddy, director of the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, about Maine’s budding urchin industry and a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support development of methods for hatching and growing urchin seedlings. WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Eddy and Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant extension associate, […]

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GQ interviews Miner about PFAS on Everest

GQ interviewed Kimberley Miner, a University of Maine assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or forever chemicals, shed by climbers and gear left behind on Everest.

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Leahy cited in Atlantic Forestry Review

Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, was quoted in Atlantic Forestry Review about a new project intended to establish a network of mentors and resources to empower private forest landowners in Canada. Leahy will offer an outside perspective to project partners, posing questions that might not otherwise be […]

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News Center talks with Kaye about long-term care partnership, grant

News Center Maine talked with Lenard Kaye, a University of Maine professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging, about a recent grant award to UMaine and the assisted living center The Cedars in South Portland. The $400,000 grant will be used to develop and pilot a person-centered care designation of excellence […]

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