Author: UMaine Today

A rendering of the hotel project on UMaine's campus

Hotel Ursa opening in early spring at UMaine 

Hotel Ursa, a new independent hotel with 95 rooms and suites, is opening in the spring at the University of Maine. Hotel Ursa, inspired by the Ursa Major and Minor constellations and the North Star that connects them, was developed by renovating two of oldest buildings on campus, Coburn and Holmes halls, to offer modern […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center welcomes fall 2023 undergraduate fellows

This semester, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomes four new undergraduate research fellows: Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. This new cohort will join current fellows Paige Allen, Sebastien Chamberlain, Abigail Roberts and Willow Wind.  MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to $8,000 over the […]

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WERU interviews Decker about book challenges in Maine

Lindsay Decker, a science reference librarian with Fogler Library at the University of Maine, discussed book challenges in the state on WERU Community Radio’s program “Democracy Forum.” “You can see drastic changes over the past few years,” said Decker, also a member of the Maine Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, “all of a sudden in […]

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Socolow discusses Maine media landscape and politics with Semafor

Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, spoke with Semafor about the political affiliations of owners and investors of news organizations in Maine and elsewhere. “I think the person who writes the checks is ultimately less important than the quality of the news provided,” he wrote in an email […]

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Klein discusses electric grid resilience research with Public News Service

Sharon Klein, University of Maine associate professor of economics, spoke to Public News Service about a collaborative research project called STORM: Data-Driven Approaches for Secure Electric Grids in Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change. “It’s important to me personally that the communities that have not been part of the conversation as much, that they’re accessing […]

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Piscataquis Observer highlights award for School of Forest Resources 

The Piscataquis Observer highlighted the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education Foundation announcing that University of Maine School of Forest Resources won the 2023 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award. The award, given in partnership with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, recognizes those who have managed working forests in the state in […]

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Hasselbaum named 2023–24 Maine Policy Scholar

Cam Hasselbaum, of Bellingham, Massachusetts, was named this year’s Maine Policy Scholar at the University of Maine. One student from each of the University of Maine System’s campuses is selected for the program. Each scholar conducts a policy research project that is relevant to Maine. Following a year of study, the scholars present a solution […]

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CNN interviews Stoll about mussels and their health benefits

CNN interviewed Josh Stoll, University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, about the health benefits of eating mussels. “Think about it this way: Mussels take about as long to cook as a hot dog but have more than two times more protein as well as a diverse array of micronutrients,” Stoll said. WSILTV (Channel […]

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