Climate Change

New York Times reports on Kelley’s Maine shell midden research

The New York Times published an article on a research project led by Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Maine, that aims to assess and preserve Maine’s shell middens. “We know that there are over 2,000 shell heaps on the coast of Maine,” said Kelley, an associate research professor at UMaine’s Climate Change […]

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Gill to speak at science conference in Kuwait celebrating female leadership

Jacquelyn Gill is an invited speaker at the 10th International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology, and Engineering in Kuwait. At the Oct. 23–25 conference, female role models will be celebrated and success stories and strategies will be shared to inspire the next generation of women. Recognizing the value of a STEM education in […]

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Isenhour quoted in Press Herald article on sleeping sustainably

Cynthia Isenhour, an assistant professor of anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine and an associate at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “If you’re sleeping for 8 hours, why not do it sustainably?” For many shoppers, the marketplace of green […]

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Leslie, Strong to present as part of changing ocean series in Harpswell

Two University of Maine researchers will take part in “Our Changing Ocean,” a series of public events in Harpswell. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is sponsoring the talks with experts from UMaine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to discover and discuss answers and solutions to ocean changes, such as warming water, acidification and sea […]

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WVII reports on latest ‘Follow A Researcher’ expedition to Antarctica

WVII (Channel 7) reported K–12 students in Maine and around the country will be able to connect to a University of Maine graduate student during an expedition to Antarctica as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse […]

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Mount Desert Islander advances shell midden talk by Kelley

Mount Desert Islander reported University of Maine climate scientist Alice Kelley will speak at the College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 17 in Bar Harbor. Kelley will explore the race to save Maine’s shell middens — piles of clam and oyster shells, archaeological artifacts and animal bones left by coastal […]

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K–12 students invited to ‘Follow a Researcher’ to Antarctica

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine student researchers in the field as part of its Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse into a student scientist’s world by providing live expedition updates […]

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Stoll speaks with Marine Ecosystems and Management about fishery adaptability, resilience

Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) interviewed Joshua Stoll, an assistant research professor of marine policy at the University of Maine, as one of 17 social and interdisciplinary researchers working on innovative ways to improve ocean conservation and management. Stoll’s research focuses on different fisheries and their adaptability and resilience in the face of rapid change […]

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Manzo, Ferguson earn Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

University of Maine undergraduate students Katie Manzo and Julianna Ferguson have been chosen to receive this year’s Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship. Each student will carry out a yearlong research project with relevance to public policy in Maine. The project will culminate in a presentation at the 2018 UMaine Student Symposium, ​where they will […]

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Republican Journal advances climate, weather workshop series for teachers

The Republican Journal reported the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer a series of three professional development workshops on using data to teach about climate and weather. The sessions will be held 4–6 p.m. Oct. 11, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16. The series will be of special interest to middle and high […]

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