Alumni

The remote Allan Hills in Antarctica

CCI teams with Princeton to analyze 2 million-year-old ice cores

Three University of Maine Climate Change Institute scientists are part of a Princeton University-led team that analyzed 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica to provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate when furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. CCI associate professor Andrei Kurbatov, director Paul Mayewski, and doctoral student Heather Clifford participated […]

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DMC partnership

Maine-eDNA an opportunity for DMC, Bigelow to collaborate, find solutions

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are pooling their expertise and resources for the Maine-eDNA initiative. Researchers on both sides of the Damariscotta River will be ocean forensic scientists as they track the health of Maine’s fisheries and coastal ecosystems and seek solutions for challenges. More information […]

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Six alumni honored for leadership, community service with Harris Awards

The University of Maine Foundation presented one alum from each of UMaine’s colleges with the President Abram W. Harris Award. The award was established in 2003 by President Harris’ grandson Abram ”Pete” W. Harris III and his friend Marion Waterman Meyer, both UMaine alumni. Each award recipient demonstrates exemplary and extraordinary leadership, contributions to his […]

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Mother and baby

Opioid-dependent mothers have reduced social neuropeptide levels, give fewer gentle touches to babies

Mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.  The opioid-dependent mothers’ sensitivity deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in the hypothalamus of the brain, is normally released during mothers’ interactions […]

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What’s it like on Everest? Find out Nov. 15 from CCI researchers 

Six University of Maine explorers will talk about their experiences participating in the most comprehensive scientific expedition ever conducted on Mount Everest. A free, public panel discussion, “The University of Maine’s Role in the National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest,” will be held 1:45–2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the […]

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Tony-winning lighting designer Don Holder to speak Nov. 1

University of Maine alumnus and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Don Holder will give a public talk Nov. 1 at his alma mater. “From UMaine to Broadway: A discussion with lighting designer Don Holder” will be held 2–3:30 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to […]

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Homecoming, ‘Rumors’ included in BDN roundup of weekend events

Events at the University of Maine were mentioned in a Bangor Daily News roundup of things to do in eastern Maine the weekend of Oct. 26–27. The article mentioned the School of Performing Arts production of “Rumors,” a classic farce by Neil Simon, as well as Homecoming. The BDN cited the football game with tailgating, […]

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