UMaine in the News

Media cover 2016 Student Research Symposium

WLBZ (Channel 2), WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine’s 2016 Student Research Symposium. More than 500 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. “It’s our job to take the knowledge that the students and the faculty are producing and apply […]

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WABI reports on restoration of Collins Center for the Arts flame sculpture

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the restoration of Clarke Fitz-Gerald’s “Flame of Inspiration” chandelier sculpture, which graced the foyer of the former Maine Center for the Arts for about two decades. During renovations to the center between 2007 and 2009 — and its transition to the Collins Center for the Arts — the 21-foot-tall, 1,500-pound […]

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Nursing students, UVAC participate in disaster simulation, media report

WVII (Channel 7), WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on a disaster simulation held at the University of Maine for students in the School of Nursing and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC). The event featured a simulated bus accident and 31 student actors with a range of injuries, including those that were life-threatening. […]

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Business students speak about International Trade Show on WABI

University of Maine business students Kathy Hill and Brady Davis visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the second annual International Trade Show to be held May 3 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. During the event, more than 100 student “economic development officers” from Clint Relyea’s Introduction to International Business […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Klein on solar power myths

Sharon Klein, an economics professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “5 myths people hold about solar power in Maine.” Klein conducts research and teaches courses on comparing the technical, economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of a variety of energy options, including solar energy. […]

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WVII interviews Hecker at Workforce Development Summit in Bangor

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Jeffrey Hecker, the University of Maine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, at the Maine Career Connect Workforce Development Summit. “The university, every year, we bring in faculty and professionals from around the world to come work at the university,” said Hecker, who took part in a panel […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension class on raised bed, container gardening

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing a five-session course on raised bed and container gardening which begins 9–11 a.m. May 18 at the Somerset County Extension office in Skowhegan. UMaine Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers will lead the hands-on series; remaining sessions will be held June 15, […]

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National Geographic reports on Lasley-Rasher’s copepod, toxic algae research

National Geographic reported on a recent study conducted by Rachel Lasley-Rasher, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine’s  Darling Marine Center. She found a common species of plankton in the northern Atlantic Ocean, Temora longicornis, becomes intoxicated when it consumes the toxic algae, Alexandrium fundyense. Plankton under the influence swim faster and on a […]

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WLBZ previews 2016 Student Research Symposium

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported more than 500 University of Maine students will showcase their work during the 2016 Student Research Symposium at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 27. The event for both undergraduate and graduate students offers an opportunity to speak with Maine residents, including those who could benefit from the research, […]

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WVII reports on LGBTQ Services’ Pride Week

LGBTQ Services at the University of Maine was featured in a WVII (Channel 7) report about transgender issues. The group is hosting Pride Week, a series of on-campus events praising individuality. Amy Schmitt, a work study student for LGBTQ Services, said the week provides the opportunity for the community to “celebrate everything that makes people […]

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