UMaine in the News

Village Soup advances talk on identifying, treating plant diseases

Village Soup promoted a virtual Feb. 2 talk by Alicyn Smart, director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Center at the University of Maine, highlighting plant diseases and disease management for gardeners in midcoast Maine. The event, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Camden Garden Club. More information about the event is online.

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Ferrini-Mundy speaks with WABI about vaccination efforts at UMaine, across UMS

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about campus and University of Maine System engagement in the vaccination process, including seeking vaccines for students and staff, confirming Phase 1B vaccination eligibility for faculty, and recruiting nursing students to administer the coronavirus vaccine to eligible members of the public. 

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Engineering News-Record interviews Dagher, Davids about composite tub bridge girders

The Engineering News-Record spoke with Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), and Bill Davids, professor and department chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about the use of composite girders in a local bridge rebuild. The girders, which were initially developed at the ASCC, are produced by Advanced […]

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College Post story cites UMaine study on rural youth aspirations

The College Post cited a survey led by social scientists at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater drop in college applications among rural students compared to their urban counterparts. The Rural Youth Futures Project reported that the top barrier to college education among […]

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AP reports UMaine developing ride-hailing tool for visually impaired

The Associated Press reported that the University of Maine has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop a ride-hailing smartphone app for the visually impaired. The Sun Journal, WABI (Channel 5) WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), WHDH (Channel 7 in Boston), MSN.com, U.S. News and World Report, MRT, the Sun […]

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Eddy cited in coverage of grant to develop urchin aquaculture

Maine Public talked with Steve Eddy, director of the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, about Maine’s budding urchin industry and a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support development of methods for hatching and growing urchin seedlings. WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Eddy and Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant extension associate, […]

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GQ interviews Miner about PFAS on Everest

GQ interviewed Kimberley Miner, a University of Maine assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or forever chemicals, shed by climbers and gear left behind on Everest.

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Leahy cited in Atlantic Forestry Review

Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, was quoted in Atlantic Forestry Review about a new project intended to establish a network of mentors and resources to empower private forest landowners in Canada. Leahy will offer an outside perspective to project partners, posing questions that might not otherwise be […]

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