Signature and Emerging Areas

In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Registration open for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference at UMaine

Registration is open for the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. In July 1819, a majority of voters in the District of Maine chose to separate from Massachusetts. Maine became the 23rd state in the nation in March 1820. Conference organizers see the bicentennial as an opportunity to […]

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Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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Botanists, with help from Thoreau, find climate change puts spring wildflowers in the shade

Spring wildflowers may face challenges in a warming climate. That’s according to researchers who combined their findings with historical observations collected by philosopher and author Henry David Thoreau. Conservation biologists Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie of the University of Maine and Richard Primack of Boston University presented Thoreau’s scientific observations from the 1850s in Concord, Massachusetts to […]

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Dagher to give update on floating offshore wind project Feb. 6

Habib Dagher, executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, will provide an update Feb. 6 to the UMaine community on a floating offshore wind project aimed at developing a clean, renewable energy source off Maine’s coast. Dagher, the principal investigator of the Aqua Ventus offshore wind program, will […]

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Nick Rotter-Weller: Californian flourishes in UMaine’s climate

Nick Rotter-Weller is an inaugural recipient of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) Undergraduate Fellowship at the University of Maine. The fellowship provides financial support so the senior English major can concentrate on coursework, develop his research project, work collaboratively with peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. Rotter-Weller has […]

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Kim Crowley: Humanities fellowship recipient finds therapy in poetry

Kim Crowley is an inaugural recipient of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) Undergraduate Fellowship at the University of Maine. The fellowship provides financial support so the senior English major can concentrate on coursework, develop her research project, work collaboratively with peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. The Newport, […]

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Student proposals for Bangor Humanities Day extended to Feb. 1

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center has extended its deadline to Feb. 1 for poster, panel and performance proposals for Bangor Humanities Day on March 2. Humanities students are invited to showcase their work among professionals at the annual multidisciplinary collaboration and celebration of the study of what makes us human, says Amy Holt, […]

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