UMaine in the News

Birkel, Mayewski, Stancioff cited in Pine Tree Watch climate planning piece

University of Maine scientists Sean Birkel, Paul Mayewski and Esperanza Stancioff were mentioned in a Pine Tree Watch report about planning for climate change that ran in The Times Record. The Climate Change Institute’s Coastal Maine Climate Futures report, prepared by Maine State Climatologist Birkel and CCI director Mayewski, was highlighted in the article. “With […]

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Garland gives gardening tips to BDN readers

The Bangor Daily News asked Kate Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulturist, for tips about getting garden plots ready for spring. Garland recommends testing and, if necessary, neutralizing the soil. She also suggested adding compost to improve the soil structure and planning where to place pathways.

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BDN refers to lobster study in article about rising temps

A Bangor Daily News story about how Maine’s climate won’t feel like Maine in another 60 years cited a 2016 study by researchers at the Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The study indicated that baby lobsters may not be able to survive if temperatures in the Gulf of Maine increase by […]

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MDOE highlights Reading Recovery success story

The Maine Department of Education recently shared a story in its online newsletter about an Old Town High School senior who overcame reading and writing struggles as a young student with the help of Reading Recovery. Emma Hargreaves received individualized literacy instruction through the program as a first-grader, and today she has a love of […]

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Town Line quotes Mortelliti in article on ermine

The Town Line quoted Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, in an article about ermine entering people’s homes. There have been several recent reports of ermine, the name for a short-tailed weasel with its white winter coat, entering homes in Harpswell, Cumberland and Bangor. Weasels are naturally […]

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Sun Journal previews faculty art exhibition opening Feb. 15

The Sun Journal previewed an exhibition by faculty members in the University of Maine Department of Art set to open Feb. 15. “Featured Faculty / 2019” at the Lord Hall Gallery will showcase the works of nine faculty members: Connie Albertson, Giles Timms, Andy Mauery, Wayne Hall, Susan Camp, Robert Pollien, Samantha Jones, Kris Engman […]

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UMaine students collecting paper goods donations, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported University of Maine students will be at Shaw’s Supermarket in Bangor on Feb. 16 to pass out lists of items needed for the Winter White-Out Paper Drive. Items collected will go to the Welcome to Housing Home Goods Bank, which provides free household goods to people in need, according to WABI. […]

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Penobscot Times advances Zenith Ensemble concert

The Penobscot Times advanced a concert by the Zenith Ensemble in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine at 2 p.m. Feb. 16. The ensemble includes five singers and six instrumentalists from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is led by Grammy-nominated performer and concertmaster Marika Holmqvist, the article states. The concert will feature […]

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Lincoln County News reports Rigaud’s talk rescheduled for Feb. 20

The Lincoln County News reported a Feb. 13 talk by Christopher Rigaud, the diving operations manager for the University of Maine, is rescheduled for noon Feb. 20 in Brooke Hall at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole due to a snowstorm. The talk will provide an inside look at scientific diving with the U.S. Antarctic […]

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