UMaine in the News

Coffin speaks with WABI about buying local meat

Donna Coffin, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) for a report about buying local meat in Maine. Coffin said the public wants to buy local, and cited the high number of farmers markets and CSAs in the state. “You’re making sure the money stays locally, and you’re […]

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Schmitt addresses what Arctic warming may mean for state in Maine Boats article

Catherine Schmitt, communications director for the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, writes in Maine Boats that the climate changes altering life above the Arctic Circle are also influencing conditions along the Maine coast. At last fall’s Arctic Council meeting in Portland, writes Schmitt, scientists gave examples of the connection between […]

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Times Record covers Bath talk on invasive moth

The Times Record reported on a public forum in Bath to discuss the browntail moth infestation. This was the second of several forums led by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, according to the article. The moth has the ability to defoliate trees, and has tiny […]

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Maine Edge reviews School of Performing Arts production of ‘The Pajama Game’

The Maine Edge published a review of the University of Maine School of Performing Arts production of “The Pajama Game.” Dawn McAndrews, producing artistic director of the Theater at Monmouth, is guest directing the UMaine production of the musical, written by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry […]

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Mainebiz reports on DMC testing of technique to determine lobster’s age

Mainebiz reported researchers at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole have been testing a new technique for figuring out the age of lobsters. Currently, a lobster’s age is estimated by size, but it’s a rough estimate because a lobster’s growth rate is affected by ocean conditions. Not knowing a lobster’s age is […]

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UMaine cited in BDN article on new food studies program at USM

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about a new food studies program at the University of Southern Maine that began in January. The program aims to teach students how to tackle the scientific, environmental, social, economic and political questions facing food systems using an interdisciplinary approach, according to the […]

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Mainebiz reports on USM Cuba course co-taught by Steneck

Mainebiz reported a group of students from the University of Southern Maine recently completed a team-taught, 20-day course off Cuba to learn how to develop a tourism strategy that included sustainable initiatives regarding Cuba’s coral reefs and the hospitality training needs of its residents. Led by Tracy Michaud Stutzman of USM’s Department of Tourism and […]

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