Economic Development

Pen Bay Pilot reports on launch of ‘Why Climate Change Matters’ website

The Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release announcing the launch of a new website, “Why Climate Change Matters To Your Security, Health & Wealth.” The site includes concise talking points intended to enhance public understanding of the threats posed by climate change, and actions that must be taken to mitigate […]

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UMaine economist co-authors report guiding U.S. toward carbon-neutral economy 

The director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center co-authored a strategic plan to guide the U.S. toward a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA).  University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin and other members of SDSN USA, which was launched to implement the United Nations’ sustainable […]

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BDN reports partnership between Ferrini-Mundy, Malloy helped secure Alfond support

The Bangor Daily News reported that the largest ever gift to the University of Maine System was awarded in part to recognize efforts to unify campuses in the system through institutional accreditation, and to increase intercampus collaboration. George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, praised UMS Chancellor […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights UMaine, Northeastern research collaborations

The Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting a new program established to support research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University. Through a rigorous review process involving peer faculty reviewers and research leaders at each university, five projects were awarded $50,000 in seed funding intended to support […]

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Ishaq to join BioME virtual panel Oct. 14

The third session of the free virtual coffee hour series sponsored by the Biosciences Association of Maine (BioME) is scheduled for 10–11 a.m. Oct. 14.  Sue Ishaq, assistant professor of animal and veterinary sciences, will join a panel of experts seeking to connect life science entrepreneurs, scientists and faculty to learn more about research currently […]

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UMaine, Northeastern fund shared research projects of social, economic significance

The University of Maine and Northeastern University and its Roux Institute have jointly awarded seed funding to five collaborative research teams to address topics important to people in Maine and beyond. Broadly, the projects involve improving aquaculture vaccines, examining the link between pacifier use and sudden infant death syndrome, better understanding influenza A, creating an […]

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Media report UMaine, partners to receive $2 million to advance offshore wind power

The Portland Press Herald, Centralmaine.com and National Fisherman reported that the University of Maine will partner with Governor Mills’ Energy Office and other state agencies and stakeholders to develop an economic roadmap for establishing Maine as a leader in offshore wind power. The partnership is expected to create jobs and build a skilled sustainable energy workforce in […]

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Pen Bay Pilot, Eurekalert highlight UMaine hosting 2021 NSF Conference

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurekalert shared a media release about the National Science Foundation awarding the University of Maine more than $700,000 to host the 27th NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Portland in November 2021. The theme of the national EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) conference will be “Translating Stakeholder Needs into Impactful Research Outcomes.” […]

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Dinesh talks with Mainebiz about online entrepreneurship, support

Mainebiz interviewed Veena Dinesh, director of business incubation for the University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development, about operational changes implemented to sustain businesses during the pandemic. “When COVID hit, we realized we had to adjust our support services,” she said. “We were more worried about the engagement aspect. But it’s interesting to […]

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