UMaine in the News

Windham Eagle reports on UMaine valedictorian

The Windham Eagle wrote an article about the University of Maine naming chemical engineering major Sierra Yost of Windham, Maine, as the 2020 valedictorian. Yost is a student in the Honors College, a Mitchell Scholar and Pulp and Paper Scholar. She is a member of All Maine Women and the UMaine chapter of Engineers Without […]

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WABI highlights efforts to tackle health care supply shortages

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine’s efforts to help tackle supply shortages faced by health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The station also shared the news release. The first UMaine-led initiative to help meet the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers focuses on production of hospital-grade hand […]

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News Center Maine reports on Emera Astronomy Center’s role in COVID-19 research

News Center Maine reported that researchers from the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing are using the visualization computer cluster in Emera Astronomy Center’s Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium to model coronavirus proteins and predict their three-dimensional shapes as part of the Rosetta@home project from the University of Washington. Studying COVID-19 proteins has helped guide the […]

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Political science professor, student submit column about census to BDN

Robert Glover, an associate professor of political science and Honors at the University of Maine, and Kevin Fitzpatrick, a third-year political science student at UMaine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Maine’s post COVID-19 economic recovery depends on a fair and accurate census.” Glover is co-leader of the Maine Chapter of […]

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Gabe contributes to CityLab report on cities most affected by pandemic

Todd Gabe, a professor of resource economics and policy at the University of Maine, conducted analysis with Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic, for the CityLab article “The Coronavirus Class Divide in Cities.” They identified cities and metro areas where workforces are most exposed and […]

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WMTW reports on hand sanitizer production effort 

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on a University of Maine-led initiative to produce hospital-grade sanitizer for hospitals across the state as part of a partnership between the University of Maine System and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). UMaine’s Process Development Center (PDC) and faculty in chemical and biomedical engineering have been producing FDA-compliant […]

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Media share Hutchinson Center opening registration for summer courses

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and the Bangor Daily News shared that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast is opening registration for online summer courses for undergraduate, graduate and early college students. Courses will run from May 11 to Aug. 21. The center transitioned the formerly on-campus classes to a remote-access format in response […]

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Media interview Reisman about federal coronavirus relief

The Mount Desert Islander and The Ellsworth American interviewed Jon Reisman, an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine at Machias, for an article about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress and President Donald Trump. “This is a huge injection of liquidity into the […]

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Mayewski talks with Maine Calling about carbon emission drop amid COVID-19

Maine Public interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, and Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer and climate change ecologist for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, for the Maine Calling piece “Climate Change & COVID-19: How Pandemic-Driven Changes in Behavior Might Affect Our Environment.” The report explores the drop in […]

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