Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Monhegan Wind Power Project Featured In Article

Several UMaine faculty and researchers were highlighted in a Bangor Daily News story about an offshore wind power test site at Monhegan island. Peter Jumars, the director of UMaine’s School of Marine Scientists, was interviewed about environmental testing being performed at the site, and Bob Lindyberg of the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center discussed […]

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Rice Comments in Jonaitis Profile

Comments from Bob Rice of the UMaine School of Forest Resources faculty are included in an Associated Press story about Louise Jonaitis, a Portland investor who is working to revitalize four forest-products manufacturing businesses around Maine.  The story appears in several newspaper, including the Detroit Free Press.  It was on the front page of Saturday’s […]

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UMaine Nursing School Programs Reaccredited

Contact: Nancy Fishwick, (207) 581-2607 ORONO — The University of Maine School of Nursing programs have been reaccredited for another 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. The school, which is part of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry […]

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UMaine Equine Program in Online Story

The U.S. Trotting website features a story previewing the upcoming  annual “Trick or Trot” event scheduled for UMaine’s Witter Farm.  UMaine Equine Management Cooperative students will participate in the event, which features fun activities for children along with an opportunity to see the university’s retired Standardbred racehorses.

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UMaine’s MTI Award Winners Noted

The website masshightech.com had a story about R&D programs that recently received funding from the Maine Technology Institute’s Maine Technology Asset Fund, including five UMaine projects that were allotted a combined $3.5 million in awards.

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UMaine Among Leaders of Groundbreaking Research Into Bird Migration in Gulf of Maine

Contact: Rebecca Holberton, (207) 581-2526 or rebecca.holberton@maine.edu The Gulf of Maine is a major migration route for many species of birds heading south for the winter and north for the summer. The newly established Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network, a group of researchers that includes UMaine biologist Rebecca Holberton and other UMaine scientists, has spent […]

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Pershing Quoted in NPR Story About The Role Of Whales In The Oceans

UMaine oceanographer Andrew Pershing is quoted in a National Public Radio story about the benefits of whales in the oceans. Pershing says research into whales’ role in moving nutrients from one part of the ocean to another is still unknown, but recent research into how whale excrement affects fish populations could get scientists to think […]

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New Coalition to Focus on Nation’s Working Waterways and Waterfronts

Contact Natalie Springuel, (207) 288.2944 x5834, nspringuel@coa.edu PORTLAND, Me. – At the conclusion of a national symposium here last week, representatives from federal, state and local governments and organizations announced the formation of a National Working Waterways & Waterfronts Coalition. Sea Grant programs from around the country, including Maine Sea Grant and Virginia Sea Grant, […]

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Noel Laureate Ostrom at UMaine for Oct. 21 Mitchell Lecture

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 Note: This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Please call (207) 581-3244 to reserve tickets. ORONO — Acclaimed scholar Elinor Ostrom will visit the University of Maine on Thursday Oct. 21 to present the university’s annual Sen. George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. […]

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Book Review Notes Hunter Contribution

Thomas Urquhart’s Maine Sunday Telegram review of “Natural Landscapes of Maine: A Guide to Natural Communities and Ecosystems,” included quotes from UMaine Prof. Malcolm Hunter’s foreword.  Urquhart, a former Maine Audubon director, gave the book a favorable review.  It was written by Andrew Cutko and Susan Gawler.

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