UMaine in the News

UMaine among recipients of state agricultural research grants, media report

Mainebiz reported the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry recently announced five grants totaling almost $188,000 that will support projects addressing critical needs in the state’s agriculture industry. The awards were announced during Agriculture Day at the Maine Legislature. The projects particularly target Washington County for development of new markets and processing techniques for […]

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Students discuss experience in Best Buddies program with WABI

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with students in the University of Maine chapter of Best Buddies, an international nonprofit that aims to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Adya Plourde, president of the UMaine chapter, said she feels strongly about the program. “The whole aspect […]

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WVII covers second annual Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets

WVII (Channel 7) covered the April 14 basketball fundraiser event “Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets” held in Bangor. Organized by members of the University of Maine Business School’s MBS Corps and ROTC, the event involves a tournament and community dinner designed to raise money to provide service dogs for veterans. The tournament, officiated by the […]

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WABI reports on students’ fundraiser for indigenous-led nonprofit

WABI (Channel 5) reported students in the University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach (UMAECO) program are raising funds to support Gedakina, an indigenous-led nonprofit. The students have designed original imagery and printed it on T-shirts, which will be sold within the local community for $15 each. Gedakina’s mission is to strengthen and revitalize the […]

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Researchers cited in Down East article on beech tree effects on environment

In an article on the challenges surrounding Maine’s beech tree population, Down East magazine cited a paper by University of Maine researchers Arun Bose and Aaron Weiskittel, with Purdue University colleague Robert Wagner. The paper, published in The Journal of Applied Ecology, showed a population explosion of beech trees in the state over the past […]

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WVII covers ‘#safetywork’ exhibit

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the “#safetywork” art exhibit that opened with an April 16 reception at the University of Maine’s IMRC Center featuring performance and works by local artists. The exhibit is the first to feature work by all female artists, according to WVII. Susan Smith, curator and a UMaine faculty member, told WVII […]

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WABI interviews Jones and Mahon, authors of book telling stories of veterans

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Maine Business School professors Nory Jones, professor of management information systems, and John Mahon, professor of management, about their new book on veterans, titled “Knowledge Transfer and Innovation.” The co-authors discussed the stories from veterans that informed the book, encompassing leadership, knowledge and skills the veterans learned from combat and later […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Tjepkema

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by John Tjepkema, professor emeritus in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. Tjepkema’s article is titled “It’s critical that we reduce our carbon footprints to slow our changing climate.”

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UMaine Woodsmen Team competes at Mud Meet, Morning Sentinel reports

The Morning Sentinel reported on the annual Mud Meet held at Colby College in Waterville. The all-day competition featured events for singles, doubles and teams, where competitors rolled logs, used axes to chop through vertically and horizontally positioned chunks of wood, and used huge bucksaws on wooden beams, according to the article. Students from 10 […]

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Media cover 2018 UMaine Student Symposium

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the third annual UMaine Student Symposium at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The free event, which is part of Maine Impact Week, offered an opportunity for community members to meet more than 1,300 student researchers and scholars, see their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations, […]

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