UMaine in the News

BDN shares UMaine study about caring for children with serious mental illness

The Bangor Daily News featured a new University of Maine-led study that shows that parents raising children with serious mental illness and violent tendencies experience and express grief similar to those of children who have died, which informs how practitioners can help these caregivers cope with the stress. “Our research highlights the pervasive strains and […]

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MaineBiz reports on Innovate Maine Fellows Program doubling cohort

MaineBiz reported that the Innovate for Maine Fellows Program at the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine is looking to double the cohort size this year to around 50 fellows. “This is made possible by additional funding from the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to address the challenges startups and small businesses […]

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Dagher quoted in Engineering News Record about offshore wind in Maine

In an article about offshore and onshore wind projects moving forward in Maine, Engineering News Record interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the U.S. Interior Department approving a 9,700-acre floating turbine research site in a deepwater federal tract in the Gulf of Maine last month. Dagher said […]

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Lincoln County News shares Leslie honor as 2022 AAAS Fellow

The Lincoln County News reported that Heather Leslie, professor of marine science and director of the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, one of the highest honors in the scientific community.

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Wahle speaks to AP about impact of changes in lobster regulations

The Associated Press interviewed Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute and professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, about the impact of the rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters potentially becoming stricter. Wahle said that changing the U.S. measurement standards gives lobsters more opportunity to reproduce, though the change […]

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Maine Monitor speaks to Fairman about Maine teacher shortage

The Maine Monitor interviewed Janet Fairman, co-director of the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) and associate professor in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, about Maine’s teacher shortage. The Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine shared the Maine Monitor report.

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Wahle speaks to Maine Public about lobster regulations

Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute and professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, spoke to Maine Public about the continued challenges facing lobstermen even after the Maine lobster fishery secured a six-year pause in a federal spending bill late last year that will buy the industry more time to research and […]

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Miller featured on Maine Public to discuss ethics of abortion

Jessica Miller, professor of philosophy at the University of Maine, was a guest on Maine Public‘s live call-in radio program Maine Calling on Feb. 6 to discuss ethical issues around Gov. Janet Mills’ and legislative leaders’ recent proposal to expand access to abortion in Maine.

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Dagher speaks to Weather Channel about 3D-printed materials

Habib Dagher, founding director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke to the Weather Channel about the potential to use sawdust and wood waste as a more sustainable alternative to traditional building materials. “This house becomes like a carbon storage facility because the wood fiber or waste is essentially locked into the house,” says […]

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