UMaine in the News

Jones speaks about MBS Veteran Entrepreneur Project on WABI

Nory Jones, a professor of management information systems at the University of Maine, and Jerry Ireland of the United Farmer Veterans of America — Maine, visited WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the MBS Veteran Entrepreneur Project (VEP), an online resource for veterans in the state. The purpose of the website and research project is […]

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The Marshall Project cites UMaine study in report on hazing laws

The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization about criminal justice, cited a 2008 University of Maine study in the article, “Does college hazing defy the laws it spawned?” The study, which was conducted by researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, found that more than half of college students involved with student organizations experience hazing, according […]

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UMaine Extension cited in BDN article on federal farm assistance programs

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about the expanding options of federal farm assistance programs. United States Department of Agriculture policy changes over the last couple of years have allowed agencies to better help a wider range of farmers and farming operations — including those in Maine, […]

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Emera Astronomy Center to kick off Science Lecture Series Sept. 1

The Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine will host a Science Lecture Series the first Thursday of each month as part of a collaborative project with the Maine Science Festival. The lectures will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around the state and will use the digital planetarium to visualize […]

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Audubon cites UMaine researcher in saltmarsh sparrow article

University of Maine research was included in the Audubon article, “The saltmarsh sparrow is creeping dangerously close to extinction.” The report mentioned the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP), a scientific task force that spans the Atlantic coast and includes UMaine researchers. Mo Correll, a postdoctoral researcher with UMaine, has spent the past six […]

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TODAY speaks with Blackstone about why people choose to be childfree

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with TODAY for the report, “‘I don’t think this is for me’: 7 reasons why people choose to be childfree.” Blackstone spoke about a recent study she co-wrote with UMaine graduate Mahala Stewart, titled “There’s More Thinking to Decide: How the Childfree Decide Not […]

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WAGM covers farm field day at Aroostook Research Farm

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported on a farm field day hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle. Field day topics included grain trials, potato breeding and the variety trial program, and crop rotation for control of pink rot potato disease. Lakesh Sharma, a UMaine […]

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Republican Journal advances half marathon to benefit 4-H camps

The Republican Journal reported the sixth annual Blueberry Cover Half Marathon will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in Tenants Harbor. All proceeds from the race around the St. George peninsula will benefit the nonprofit Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps and Learning Centers, which are programs of the University of Maine […]

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UMaine Extension hosts activities at Maine Farm Days, Morning Sentinel reports

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Morning Sentinel report about Maine Farm Days in Clinton. The two-day agricultural fair included a U.S. Department of Agriculture demonstration on rainfall to show people, especially farmers and landowners, how different types of soil react to rain, according to the article. The demonstration was one […]

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