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Sarah Redmond harvests seaweed

Sea Vegetable Nursery aims to make Maine a seaweed leader

Lobsters, blueberries and potatoes are three of Maine’s iconic foods. Seaweed could one day be another, says Sarah Redmond. “Maine has this potential to be this seaweed leader [and] be known as the seaweed state,” says Redmond, a seaweed farmer. Redmond and University of Maine marine science professor Susan Brawley are working to make that […]

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Green crabs

Food for thought: Green crab pastries pass UMaine taste test

For clam harvesters in Maine, invasive green crabs are voracious predators that threaten their livelihood. One green crab (Carcinus maenas) can devour 40 half-inch clams in a single day, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Which might be one reason Maine’s soft clam harvest dropped from 9.3 million pounds in 2015 to […]

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UMaine scientists appear in iSWOOP video

The University of Maine is well represented in an iSWOOP (interpreters and Scientists Working On Our Parks) video that highlights the importance of scientists to national parks, including Acadia National Park. Martha Merson’s three-minute video includes footage of assistant professor Jacquelyn Gill speaking at a public event, doctoral candidate Kit Hamley coring, and alum Nickolay […]

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WABI covers Clam Cam project

WABI (Channel 5) covered a project by a University of Maine professor and two students that shares the unique way of life and some of the challenges of people who harvest clams for a living on the coast of Maine. For the Clam Cam project, clam harvesters from Freeport to Roque Bluffs wore chest-mounted GoPro […]

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Orono chamber choir directed by Francis Vogt to perform May 20–21

Orono chamber choir EUPHONY, under the direction of Francis Vogt, will present two performances of a tribute to choral conductor and composer Gregg Smith. “Now I Walk in Beauty: A Memorial Tribute to Gregg Smith” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono; and 7 p.m. […]

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Sun Journal publishes feature on honorary degree recipient

The Sun Journal published an article about Auburn native and University of Maine alumnus Kenneth Hodgkins. Hodgkins, a leader in developing and maintaining peaceful international use of outer space, was one of two honorary degree recipients during UMaine’s 215th Commencement. Hodgkins grew up farming sheep on Dillingham Hill in Auburn and now lives in Alexandria, […]

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Dan Churchill to receive Dan Sandweiss Graduate Student Advocacy Award

The University of Maine Graduate Student Government has announced this year’s winner of the Dan Sandweiss Graduate Student Advocacy Award, which is given to a member of the UMaine community who has shown dedication and service to graduate students. This year, the GSG has awarded the honor to Dan Churchill. Churchill, who earned a bachelor’s […]

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Jesse Orach

Jesse Orach: Outstanding at optimizing performance

When Jesse Orach starts his job as a process engineer at Verso’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay later this spring, he’ll strive to optimize the paper machines’ performance. Maximize output and minimize energy use and waste. Orach excels at achieving results. During his five years at the University of Maine, the Gorham native has demonstrated productivity […]

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Vachon named women’s basketball interim head coach

Amy Vachon will be the interim head coach of the women’s basketball team for the 2017–18 season. Vachon guided the Black Bears to their second-straight America East Championship game in March. She took over head coaching duties during the 2016–17 campaign when coach Richard Barron took an extended medical leave. More information in available online.

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Media report on UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall, including the first team inductee to the 187-member hall. Honorees include the 1993 Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team, National Football League (NFL) veteran Mike DeVito, multi-record setting swimmer Charles “Chuck” Martin, state champion runner […]

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