LaBouff interviewed for BDN piece about Native American sports mascots

Jordan LaBouff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about Native American-themed sports mascots. LaBouff has studied the impact of such mascots with recent UMaine graduate Andrew Tomer, a member of Penobscot Nation. “I think this is really a challenging issue because I 100 percent understand and […]

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WVII covers UMS Aging Initiative Workshop in Belfast

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the annual University of Maine Systemwide Aging Initiative Summer Workshop at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The state’s median age is 45 — the oldest in America — and Maine has the largest proportion of baby boomers, according to the UMaine Center on Aging. Recognizing mobility is critical as people […]

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UMaine Humanities Center named for donors

The University of Maine Humanities Center has a new name, reflecting the generous support of Clement McGillicuddy ’64 and his wife Linda of Hobe Sound, Florida and Northeast Harbor, Maine. A University of Maine Foundation news release about the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center is online.

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Media outlets report on Orach’s exciting Beach to Beacon finish

A number of media outlets, including the Portland Press Herald, covered Jesse Orach and Rob Gomez’s dramatic finish at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K race Saturday. Orach, who had a stellar academic, track and cross-country career at the University of Maine and was highlighted in the inaugural Black Bear Nation athletics magazine, won […]

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Student divers earn awards

A University of Maine 2016 graduate and current graduate student have earned awards, according to Christopher Rigaud, university diving operations manager and Diving Safety Officer. University of Maine 2016 graduate Chase Brunton received the Dr. Arthur J. Bachrach Bonnier Dive Group publishing internship, sponsored by the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society. Brunton will produce content […]

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Alumni, students take on leading roles at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

A Mount Desert Island Historical Society news release noted the many contributions of University of Maine community members to its organization. Over the past few years, UMaine students, faculty and alumni have taken on expanded roles in the society, a regional nonprofit located about 90 minutes from UMaine’s campus in Orono. New Champlain Society Fellow […]

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Colorado Potato Beetle

To protect crops, farmers could promote potato beetle cannibalism

Colorado potato beetles can decimate spud crops by devouring the plants’ foliage. That’s a big problem for farmers in Maine where the 2016 potato harvest was valued at more than $142 million. There’s more unsettling news — each female Colorado potato beetle can lay about 600 eggs in a growing season. And the species — […]

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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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