UMaine in the News

Crandall quoted in BDN article on turnaround in forestry market

The Bangor Daily News quoted Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, in an article on changes in the forestry market, including increasing prices and demand. Wood prices have doubled in the past six months, resulting from several factors like a buildup in the demand for […]

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Hildebrandt among poets to read work June 27, MD Islander reports

The Mount Desert Islander reports five local poets will read from their work at an event in Bar Harbor, including a poet from the University of Maine. Leonore Hildebrandt, a lecturer of English, will read from her new collection of poetry, “Where You Happen To Be.” The free event will take place at Northeast Harbor […]

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Pen Bay Pilot publishes UMaine release on students interning with government

The Penobscot Bay Pilot carried a University of Maine news release about 55 undergraduate and graduate students in the Maine Government Summer Internship Program. The students live in Maine or attend a school in the state, and will complete a full-time, 12-week paid internship with state or municipal governments. The program is operated by the […]

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President Hunter reflects on time at UMaine in BDN interview

The Bangor Daily News interviewed outgoing University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter in an article on her time at the university and what’s in store for her next. Hunter spent 30 years working at UMaine, beginning as a part-time instructor in zoology and moving to a tenure-track position four years later. She continued up […]

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Press Herald quotes Stoll in article on lobster tariff

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Joshua Stoll, a research professor in marine sciences at the University of Maine, for an article on the impact that China’s proposed tariff on U.S. lobster could have on Maine. The 25 percent tariff would drive down prices of U.S. lobster, affecting everyone connected to the industry — which in […]

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Rebar recent guest on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’ podcast

John Rebar, the executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the new Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, was a recent guest on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” podcast. Rebar discussed the new lab facility and some of the ways it will help the people of Maine — such as identifying the species of a tick […]

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Kirkmann interviewed for Maine Public report on women in construction

Maine Public interviewed Meredith Kirkmann, an assistant professor of construction engineering technology at the University of Maine, for a report on women in the construction industry. The construction workforce, like Maine’s workforce overall, faces a labor shortage. The industry is primarily white and male, and is aging as well. But half the potential workforce is […]

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BDN speaks with Fitzgerald on starting a last-minute summer garden

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Caragh Fitzgerald, an associate extension professor and gardening expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on planting a last-minute summer garden. Beginning a garden toward the end of spring is possible, but requires specific strategies for success, the article states. Fitzgerald recommends consulting the Maine Organic […]

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Kirby quoted in Press Herald article on chemical-free pest management

The Portland Press Herald quoted Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article on ways to manage pests without chemical-based pesticides. The use of synthetic pesticides on private property is now banned in South Portland, creating an opportunity for the public to learn more about […]

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