UMaine in the News

CBS News speaks with Mayewski about water found streaming across Antarctica

Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a CBS News report about a recent Columbia University study that found water is gushing across Antarctica. The researchers found significant drainage of meltwater flowing across the continent’s ice sheets during summer in Antarctica. Until now, these streams of […]

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Blomberg quoted in Sun Journal article about Maine bats, white-nose syndrome

Erik Blomberg, an assistant professor of wildlife population ecology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Sun Journal article about how Maine’s bat population is fighting to survive. White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a quick-spreading fungus, is believed to have killed 80 to 90 percent of the affected bat species in Maine, […]

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Media cover March for Science on campus

Maine Public, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on a March for Science held at the University of Maine. Similar events took place in Portland, Machias and Sanford, which were among the 600 communities in the United States and abroad that held pro-science rallies in conjunction with the national March […]

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Boston Globe cites Socolow in report about ethics surrounding Facebook Live

The opinion of Michael Socolow, a professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, was one of two included in the Boston Globe’s report “Ethical dilemma: Facebook Live.” The post asked whether Facebook should make it harder to broadcast disturbing scenes — including criminal acts — and included two views on the subject. […]

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College of Engineering dean, students featured on WLBZ

WLBZ (Channel 2) spoke with several students in the University of Maine College of Engineering, as well as Dana Humphrey, dean of the college, for a report about Maine’s need for more engineers. Several students showed off their capstone projects, including a clean snowmobile, and spoke about their plans for after graduation. Humphrey said many […]

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Free Press mentions UMaine in article on Maine seafood

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Free Press article, “The past, present and future of Maine seafood.” Farmed fish, shellfish and seaweed will likely continue to be part of the state’s industry, according to the article. Currently, UMaine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and Maine Sea Grant have been developing programs to farm […]

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Johnson speaks with WLBZ about suicide prevention

Doug Johnson, director of the Counseling Center and Touchstone Resources at the University of Maine, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) for a report about how Orono police are working to prevent suicide. “The police force is definitely a protective factor in a community,” said Johnson, who added about 80 percent of those who take their […]

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