UMaine in the News

Cohen Institute mentioned in News Center Maine report on campaign funds

News Center Maine reported on three Maine politicians who used their remaining campaign funds to help young people in Maine. When senators and representatives step down from office, they often have accumulated campaign war chests in advance of the election year, according to the report. The report looked at the ways three Maine senators who […]

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Wheatland lab initiatives included in Mainebiz article on commercial drone use

University of Maine initiatives were included in the Mainebiz article, “Commercial drone use is taking off, as more Maine companies use them on the job.” The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Analysis Laboratory in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources is introducing drone technology to various industry professionals, according to the article. “We’ve worked with Verso at their […]

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Gill speaks about Darwin Day on Iowa Public Radio

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of terrestrial paleoecology at the University of Maine, was a recent guest on Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa.” Feb. 12 marked the 209th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution. To celebrate his contributions to science and humanity, Darwin Day will be […]

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VillageSoup advances ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ talk in Camden

VillageSoup reported “Gardening for Biodiversity” will be the topic of the final presentation of the Camden Garden Club’s 2018 Winter Horticulture Series at 10 a.m. Feb. 27. The talk is free and open to the public at Camden Public Library. Marjorie Peronto and Reeser Manley will discuss the importance of planting for biodiversity and introduce […]

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Beekeeping courses to be offered in York County, Seacoast Online reports

Seacoast Online reported registration is open for intermediate-level beekeeping courses to be offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County this spring. For those with at least one year of beekeeping experience, four short courses will be offered, each consisting of two evening sessions that are focused on different topics, according to […]

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UMaine mentioned in media reports of CLT firm expanding to Maine

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported the nation’s first manufacturer of cross-laminated timber plans to set up shop in Maine, with a goal of creating 100 jobs at a $22 million mill. SmartLam, LLC of Montana still seeks a mill site, but has committed to building a factory in Maine within 18 […]

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Socolow quoted in Mainebiz article on Maine Public’s future

Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, spoke with Mainebiz for a report about Maine Public’s future. Mark Vogelzang, Maine Public’s president and CEO, said the company’s upcoming five-year strategic plan will continue to focus on content and technology. “Mainers recognize the value of public broadcasting perhaps to […]

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Creech to take University of Denver post, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WVII (Channel 7), WABI (Channel 5), Sun Journal and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has been named vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver. Creech will take over May 1, overseeing 17 […]

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Stancioff, Signs of Seasons cited in Press Herald article on observing climate changes

Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald column about data collected by naturalists and citizen scientists who witness climate changes. Stancioff said she sees a strong resurgence of citizen scientists involved in organized efforts, such as the program she helps […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production

VillageSoup reported a cast of seven University of Maine students, including sophomore Curran Grant of South Thomaston, will bring the School of Performing Arts’ production of “Stupid F##king Bird,” Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” to the stage beginning Friday, Feb. 23. The adaption follows the same general story as “The Seagull,” […]

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