Economic Development

Media advance Mitchell Center talk featuring Veazy

The Bangor Daily News, The Ellsworth American, Centralmaine.com, The Irregular and the Sun Journal advanced an upcoming talk from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about how collaborative teams can draw lessons learned from kindergarten to tackle complex problems featuring Pips Veazy, director of the UMaine Portland Gateway. The talk will be held […]

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Former Dean Emeritus Wallace Dunham passes away at 91

Wallace Dunham, dean emeritus of the University of Maine College of Applied Sciences and Agriculture — now the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture — passed away Aug. 24. He was 91.  Dunham joined UMaine in 1966 after serving on the faculty at Ohio State University and the University of New Hampshire.  In addition […]

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Jekielek, Morse talk to NYTimes for story about scallop farming

Phoebe Jekielek, director of research at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership and a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine, and Dana Morse, a UMaine Cooperative Extension scallop specialist with Maine Sea Grant, spoke with the New York Times about scallop aquaculture in Maine. Jekielek is investigating the impact of scallop farming on […]

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Fourth cohort of MIRTA accelerator teams wraps up work

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for the next steps in that journey having completed the University of Maine’s 2021 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at an event earlier this month, marking the conclusion of this year’s program. The 2021 MIRTA teams, the fourth cohort to complete the […]

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UMaine researchers to develop enhanced fish vaccines with nanocellulose

In an effort to support Maine and the nation’s growing finfish aquaculture industry, University of Maine scientists seek to develop more effective, safe, sustainable and affordable fish vaccines using nanocellulose produced from Maine’s renewable wood pulp industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded a team of UMaine aquaculture […]

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Brady discusses Maine aquaculture with The Counter

The Counter interviewed Damian Brady about the growth of aquaculture in Maine and concerns surrounding upcoming large-scale operations. Brady, an associate professor of marine sciences, says there could be unintended consequences of an operation like a massive kelp farm, but “the fundamental tension in all this is that it’s up to the stomach of the […]

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Ferrini-Mundy speaks with News Center about hotel planned for UMaine

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy talked with News Center Maine about a plan to convert two historic buildings at UMaine into a boutique hotel. “We are a center not only for people in Maine but for the region, for the country, for the world. We have scientists whose work is global, they participate in […]

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