Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy to focus on water quality, economics

Catherine L. Kling will offer the third annual Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the University of Maine’s Buchanan Alumni House. Kling’s talk, “Improving Water Quality: Are Economics and the Environment Always at Odds?” will describe trends in water quality and the benefits and costs of regulations associated with […]

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Mark R. Shibles Jr. passes away at 83

The son of the first dean of the University of Maine College of Education, Mark R. Shibles Jr., passed away Aug. 24 at the age of 83. Shibles, whose father’s name adorns UMaine’s Shibles Hall, was an educator and university administrator in his own right. After attending Orono High School and the University of Maine, […]

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Two UMaine alums are Maine Teacher of the Year finalists

Penobscot County Teacher of the Year Kelsey Stoyanova and Waldo County Teacher of the Year Hillary Hoyt, both graduates of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, have been named finalists for 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year.  Stoyanova is an eighth grade language arts teacher at Reeds Brook Middle School in […]

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Local media report on passing of UMaine benefactor Robert Buchanan, ’44

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported that Robert Buchanan, who graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, passed away on Aug. 11 at his home in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 99. Buchanan, who donated $1 million to the University of Maine Foundation to complete construction of the Buchanan […]

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Namesake of UMaine Buchanan Alumni House dies at 99

Dr. Robert D. Buchanan, for whom the University of Maine Buchanan Alumni House is named, passed away Aug. 11, 2021, in Pueblo, Colorado, his home for the past 16 years. He was 99. Born on May 8, 1922, Buchanan grew up in Caribou, where he graduated from high school in 1939. He went on to […]

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Researchers counting ticks on small mammals

Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of Maine researchers.  Christine Conte, an ecology and environmental sciences student who earned a master’s degree from UMaine in 2019, […]

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Peg Ayer, Carole Goldberg and Yvette Hule

Carole Goldberg: A career in education, response services

Carole Goldberg (‘66) grew up in Windham, Maine, and was most interested in playing softball, basketball and other sports. Fortunately, she had a coach, Marguerite L. “Peg” Ayer (B.S., ‘54; M.Ed. ‘61), who had graduated from the University of Maine and encouraged Goldberg to enroll. After graduating from UMaine, Goldberg traveled the world, first as […]

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