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Crawley talks with Mainebiz about plans for new economic development center

Mainebiz spoke with Andrew Crawley, a University of Maine assistant professor of regional economic development, about plans to establish the University Center for Economic Development in partnership with the University of Southern Maine and UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The new center will work to cultivate innovation and develop a skilled regional workforce to […]

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Belding promotes manufacturing, engineering jobs in News Center story

John Belding, the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine, talked with News Center Maine about a shortage of engineers who specialize in manufacturing in Maine. He noted that technology has transformed manufacturing, creating jobs in Maine for graduates who have a knack for technology and data, among other skills.

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Pen Bay Pilot reports 2019 Everest expedition garners world records

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that a 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, which included six University of Maine researchers, set three Guinness World Records. The team from UMaine included expedition leader Paul Mayewski, the director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute; Geology team co-leader Aaron Putnam, an assistant professor; member of the […]

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BDN promotes Extension resources demonstrating chicken processing

The Bangor Daily News advanced a new University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication and video resource, “How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken.” The resources demonstrate the step-by-step process with photos, clear instructions and a video. Clean up, storage, thawing and cooking guidelines also are included. For more information or to place an order, call 207.581.3792 […]

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Media advance Extension’s agricultural research updates

Centralmaine.com, Morning Ag Clips and the Bangor Daily News promoted two virtual events sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. “Potato Virus Y (PVY) and the 2020 Growing Season PVY Research” will be presented by Greg Porter, a UMaine professor of agronomy, and “Pesticides and Off-Target Movement” will […]

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Allan discusses difference between bullying, hazing with News Center

Elizabeth Allan, a University of Maine professor of higher education leadership, talked to News Center Maine for a story about hazing in sports and other school clubs. According to Allan, bullying excludes students, while hazing is conducted to include students in a group. MSN shared the News Center story.

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Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association hosts annual meeting Oct. 18

The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association (ASCEA) will hold its annual meeting and election of officers online from 5:30–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. Featured speaker Lynne Holland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulture professional, will follow a brief business meeting with her presentation, “Food Insecurity: Statewide Problem with Local Solutions.” The meeting is free and open […]

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Mainebiz, AP report on DOT grant to create resilient infrastructure

Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported that the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has received a $2.6 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support continued research and development of resilient infrastructure. The center’s director, Habib Dagher, testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in […]

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WABI, WVII talk with Strout, students at School of Nursing celebration

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Kelley Strout, director of the School of Nursing at the University of Maine, and nursing student Lauren Young at a celebration intended to thank current and past nursing students and staff for their work during the pandemic. WVII also interviewed Strout and third-year student Breanne Oakes at the event. Sixty […]

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