Alumni

Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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Maine Public talks with Mayewski about ‘Expedition Everest’

Maine Public interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, about his participation in the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Mayewski served as expedition leader and lead scientist. He was joined by five CCI colleagues on the international mission. National Geographic premiered “Expedition Everest” on June 30. The one-hour show was […]

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Gabrielle Hillyer

Hillyer’s environmental leadership earns her a Brookie Award

Gabrielle Hillyer is one of six recipients of the first-ever Brookie Awards for her leadership on environmental issues. The University of Maine doctoral student in ecology and environmental sciences was chosen for the honor by NRCM Rising, a Natural Resources Council of Maine project that engages and mobilizes the state’s emerging generation of environmental leaders […]

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Mainebiz posts release about Neuright being awarded grant

Mainebiz shared a University of Maine media release about the university biotech spinoff Neuright, Inc. being awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer program. Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, who earned a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, and Kristy Townsend, associate professor of neurobiology, co-founded the company. The goal is to develop diagnostic and […]

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Abigail Muscat

Muscat fourth student in four years to be named prestigious NOAA scholar

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Abigail Muscat a 2020 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar. Muscat, a rising third-year marine sciences major and international affairs minor at the University of Maine, will receive a two-year academic scholarship, a 10-week paid summer internship opportunity and funding to participate in two national science conferences.  “It […]

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National Geographic continues legacy exploration by venturing to top of Everest with two bold originals

Editor’s note: Six Climate Change Institute explorers participated in the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition featured in the “Expedition Everest” special scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EST June 30 on National Geographic. CCI director Paul Mayewski was the expedition leader and lead scientist. He guided the biological, geological, glaciological, meteorological, mapping […]

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Shermerhorn, Allison reminisce about historic Frozen Four contest

Dan Shermerhorn and Blair Allison talked about the 1995 Black Bear men’s ice hockey team’s historic Frozen Four game — the longest Frozen Four game in Division I history — with the Bangor Daily News. Shermerhorn scored the winning goal versus the University of Michigan 28 seconds into the third overtime to end the 100-minute, […]

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UMaine alumnae recognized as 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year

University of Maine alumnae were among those honored on Thursday, May 14 as County Teachers of the Year by the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine. Of the educators recognized, eight have degrees from UMaine: Cumberland County Teacher of the Year: Cindy Soule, B.S. in social work Franklin County Teacher of the Year: Melissa […]

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