UMaine in the News

Maine National History Day winners featured in local newspapers

The Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal reported on local winners of Maine National History Day, which was held at the University of Maine in April. The 265 students from 28 middle and high schools showcased exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries and performances based on their original research related to this year’s theme of “Taking […]

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WABI advances 15th annual Festival of Art at Hutchinson Center

Judith Long visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the Senior College at Belfast’s 15th annual Festival of Art. The event will be held June 1–4 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The exhibit will feature artworks in a variety of media by more than 150 amateur and professional […]

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Bayer, Wahle quoted in Press Herald article on lobster bait

Bob Bayer, executive director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “What did your lobster eat before you ate your lobster? And why should you care?” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. For Maine lobsters, herring is their preferred food because they grew up […]

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WABI covers wind turbine challenges

WABI (Channel 5) reported on two middle and high school STEM competitions at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. About 300 students participated in the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge, WABI reported. For the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, high school students designed and constructed a scale-model floating wind […]

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BDN previews UMMA exhibit developed by UMaine Center on Aging

The Bangor Daily News reported on “Somewhere,” a solo exhibit by New York artist Jason Bard Yarmosky that opened May 19 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The show, developed in partnership with the UMaine Center on Aging and St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, will be on display through Sept. 2. […]

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Mainebiz reports on AMC, Lanco collaboration for L.L.Bean

Mainebiz reported on a recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and Westbrook-based Lanco Integrated that has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility — and is expected to increase production and quality, Mainebiz […]

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BDN publishes grad student’s op-ed on ransomware

Lucas Ashbaugh, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “WannaCry attack a wakeup call to the danger of cyberaggression.” Ashbaugh is pursuing a master’s degree in international security.

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Virginian-Pilot cites UMaine study in editorial on hazing prevention

The Virginian-Pilot mentioned research from a 2008 University of Maine study in the editorial, “To stop hazing deaths, change the culture.” “Hazing in View: College Students at Risk,” conducted by researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, found students who experienced hazing rarely notify college officials.

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Cody quoted in Press Herald article on Sen. Collins, health care bill

Howard Cody, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald article about Sen. Susan Collins saying the 13 Republican senators charged with drafting a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to succeed. Collins is working with a moderate group of Democratic […]

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