UMaine in the News

BBC Radio interviews Kinnison about unnatural selection

BBC Radio 4 spoke with Michael Kinnison, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Maine, for a report about accidental, inadvertent or unintentional selection and its effects on evolution. Kinnison said the evolutions humans cause can happen quickly, and one of the most studied and best understood examples is provided by fishing, according to […]

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WGME reports technology company, UMaine collaborating on concussion research

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported Alba-Technic, a small technology company based in Winthrop, is collaborating with the University of Maine on concussion research. For more than 10 years, the company’s founder and creator has been working on a material that lessens the impact of collisions, according to the report. Alba-Technic and its patented shock-absorbing […]

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UMaine makes list of 35 ‘beautiful’ college campuses, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine was named one of “35 great value colleges with beautiful campuses” by the website greatvaluecolleges.net, which is dedicated to helping find inexpensive colleges and universities. Academic institutions were graded on affordability, awards and recognition, inclusion on other noteworthy “most beautiful college campuses” lists, notable features (such […]

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Shahinpoor included in Sun Journal article on advances in Maine medicine

Mohsen Shahinpoor, a University of Maine mechanical engineering professor specializing in biomedical engineering, was mentioned in the Sun Journal article, “Medical wonders: The cool, new and unique in Maine medicine.” Shahinpoor believes health care will see more smart materials and systems, such as artificial muscles made from polymers, which he has been working on, according […]

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BDN interviews Garland about winter gardening

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “From York to St. John Valley, winter can’t stop gardeners.” A growing number of Mainers are pushing the region’s gardening season to produce fresh vegetables year-round, according to the article. “People are certainly doing it,” […]

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Brewer quoted in BDN report on Maine ballot questions, voter turnout

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was cited in a Bangor Daily News article about the state’s upcoming potentially historic ballot questions. In addition to the 2016 presidential election, Maine residents will cast their votes on topics including legalizing marijuana, raising the state’s minimum wage and mandating background checks on […]

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Engineering students helping Habitat for Humanity renovation, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported students in the University of Maine’s Construction Engineering Technology Program are helping with a Habitat for Humanity house renovation. Students in CET 458 Management of Construction are creating the design plans for a home in Bradley that was given to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, according to the […]

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Students in Tufts Maine Track Program focus of Boothbay Register article

Boothbay Register published a LincolnHealth article about two students in the Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track Program. Maine Track Early Assurance reserves a limited number of seats per year for sophomores from University of Maine System institutions, Bowdoin, Bates and Colby. The program was established in 2008 with the hope that […]

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Falkland Island News Network publishes report on Follow a Researcher

The Falkland Island News Network carried a WLBZ (Channel 2) report about the University of Maine’s Follow a Researcher program. For a second year, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering the program that aims to connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine researchers in the field. From Jan. […]

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