Vachon signs four-year head coaching contract with UMaine

Amy Vachon, whose squad recently captured the America East regular season title, has signed a four-year contract with the University of Maine to be head coach of the women’s basketball team, effective March 1. Vachon has led the team since Jan. 6, 2017, when she took over head coaching duties after it was announced that […]

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DMC researchers attend national ocean sciences meeting, Wiscasset Newspaper reports

Wiscasset Newspaper published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about DMC scientists presenting research findings at the annual Ocean Science Meeting in Oregon. Maura Niemisto, a graduate student at the DMC working with research professor Rick Wahle, presented her research on the effects of ocean warming and acidification on the behavior, physiology […]

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Island Ad-Vantages reports on Knauss Fellowship winners

Island Ad-Vantages reported two scientists at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries have been awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, which send professionals to Washington, D.C. to work on marine policy for a year. The fellowship is “one of the nation’s most prestigious marine policy fellowship programs,” and is administered by the National […]

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WVII covers UMaine Career Fair

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine Career Center’s annual UMaine Career Fair. Despite the snowy weather, more than 158 companies and organizations with job opportunities were on hand to talk with students, according to the report. Many of the employers also were looking for summer interns who could end up being hired […]

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UMaine graduates explore marine policy in Washington, D.C.

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three University of Maine graduates. Skylar Bayer, Kevin Staples and Mattie Rodrigue join 54 fellow graduates nationwide who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to […]

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Cosgrove named Colby College football head coach

Jack Cosgrove, the University of Maine’s all-time winningest football coach, will become the head football coach at Colby College in Waterville. With mixed emotions, Cosgrove, currently the senior associate director of athletics at UMaine, made the announcement Friday, Dec. 29. “Athletics, particularly football at the University of Maine, has been my life’s work. I have […]

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Aquaculture toolkit

Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — that […]

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WCSH, WLBZ advance first ‘Framing Maine’ event

WCSH (Channel 6 in Portland) and WLBZ (Channel 2) previewed the University of Maine’s inaugural “Framing Maine” conversation series. Popular Maine television personality and UMaine alumnus Bill Green will be the featured guest at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall. Following the talk, Green will be interviewed by NPR […]

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Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young: Music education alumna named 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

Kaitlin Young isn’t letting accolades go to her head. “I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be named the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year,” says Young, a 2010 UMaine graduate in music education. “I am grateful for the opportunity to further the discussion about the importance of education for all students, as well as […]

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