UMaine divers

Divers go face-to-fin with sharks in Atlanta

University of Maine divers Colby Johns, Elisabeth Maxwell and Hattie Train went face-to-fin with enormous whale sharks, rare bowmouth guitarfish, reef sharks, a sawshark, manta rays, wobbegongs and other fish from three oceans at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific divers did so in February in the aquarium’s […]

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Iva Jugovic

Iva Jugovic: UMaine alumna shares her journey from Serbia to Switzerland

Iva Jugovic started her academic journey at the University of Maine in 2011. At the age of 19, she traveled 4,000 miles across the Atlantic, from her hometown Leskovac, Serbia to Orono, Maine to pursue her undergraduate studies. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to UMaine, Jugovic quickly took an interest in the health-related sciences […]

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UMaine taking part in #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws

Simply Straws wants to make the world a better place, sip by sip, with eco-friendly glass straws. And the University of Maine is taking part in the company’s #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws 2018 Campus Challenge. Throughout the month of April, campuses nationwide are invited to ditch plastic straws to reduce plastic pollution. It’s estimated in the U.S. that […]

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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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