UMaine in the News

BDN features Rheingans program, NSF award

The Bangor Daily News reported that Penny Rheingans, professor and director of the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine, leads a team of UMaine faculty and staff committed to finding the barriers to computing students’ success and tackling them head-on. This team was recently awarded nearly $1.5 million from the […]

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BDN boosts ‘Future of Humanities’ talk

The Bangor Daily News shared that University of Maine Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, Alumni Association and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a free public discussion about “The Future of Humanities” on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. The event, which will take place during […]

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Morning Ag Clips notes UMaine Extension 4-H livestock auction

Morning Ag Clips reported that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Cumberland Fair will be held on Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the show arena at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road. Baby beef, market lambs and market hogs raised by local 4-H members will be auctioned off. All […]

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BDN, Salmon Business feature UMaine work with lumpfish

The Bangor Daily News and Salmon Business featured research at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) looking at using lumpfish to combat sea lice on salmon farms. Steve Eddy, director of CCAR and lead investigator on the project, said UMaine researchers have been learning to get lumpfish to spawn and then […]

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KING-TV cites UMaine hazing study

In a story about an investigation revealing a hazing incident at an area public high school, KING-TV (Channel 5 in Seattle, Washington) cited a study led by University of Maine where researchers found 47% of students have experienced hazing before college.

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Dill speaks to BDN about ticks laying eggs in the fall

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about fall being the best time for ticks to lay eggs for spring. “By now the tick will be looking for her final host for that blood meal. She needs to have that blood protein and have […]

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Mount Desert Islander reports on Jones winning scholarship

The Mount Desert Islander reported that Madison Jones, a junior at the University of Maine studying sustainable agriculture, has been awarded the $1,000 Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship aids college students pursuing horticulture-related studies and honors Nell Goff who, in the 1970s and ’80s, served as the president of the Garden Club Federation of […]

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BDN notes increased interest in life sciences at UMaine

In an article about the pandemic boosting a growth in the life sciences job market in Maine, the Bangor Daily News noted that more than 6,500 life science degrees were awarded in Maine from 2012–20, with the University of Maine having the most in 2020 at 180 graduates. The University of Maine also received the […]

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Courier Gazette, Republican Journal note UMaine undergraduate poetry reading

The Courier-Gazette and Republican Journal noted that the Poets Corner, a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose, will feature five young poets who are University of Maine students active in campus creative writing activities and the campus literary magazine, “The Open Field,” on their Zoom event Oct. […]

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BDN shares information about UMaine Extension’s ME-FRANS

The Bangor Daily News reported that the University of  Maine Cooperative Extension Extension received $500,000 from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) to establish the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (ME-FRSAN), a statewide program that cultivates wellness and resilience among farmers, farmworkers and agricultural service providers. Currently, applications are being […]

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