Economic Development

The Guardian quotes Steneck in article on boiling lobsters alive

Robert Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, spoke with The Guardian for the article, “Is it wrong to boil lobsters alive?” “I’m not convinced they feel pain,” Steneck said. “There is no compelling case I’ve seen that suggests they feel pain. You don’t really see this level of concern for […]

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Michaela Murray

Michaela Murray: finding academic path on road to sustainability

University of Maine student Michaela Murray, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences, found her research passion in the form of sustainable food systems. Murray, who is an Honors College student with a minor in economics,  learned about the Farm to Institution Food Project (F2I), a pilot program the Honors College […]

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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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Mainebiz announces 35 startups selected for Top Gun Maine 2018

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute have selected 35 businesses for the Top Gun Maine 2018, a statewide program that assists early-stage companies with high-growth potential. This is the first year that sessions will convene in Portland, Bangor, […]

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UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 7

The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus. More than 170 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are expected to exhibit at the fair. Over 100 […]

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Morse quoted in Press Herald article on eating scallops

Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant who works with oysters and other shellfish, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “Why don’t we apply the principles of nose-to-tail eating to scallops?” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. According to Morse, most Americans eat only the scallop’s adductor muscle […]

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Media report on UMS launch of engineering pathway program

WVII (Channel 7) and The Free Press reported the University of Maine System will launch the Maine Engineering Pathways Program in fall 2018 to help more students prepare for a Maine-based engineering career and to build workforce development capacity in response to a critical state shortage. The program is designed so students can graduate in […]

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Ameican beech tree

American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in Northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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