UMaine in the News

State Chamber of Commerce features Ferrini-Mundy, Malloy on podcast

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy were special guests on the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s “The Bottom Line” podcast. They joined co-hosts Dana Connors of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and John Williams of Williams Broadcasting to discuss what the recent Harold Alfond Foundation investment […]

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Sun Journal highlights Sorg’s drug death report

The Sun Journal noted a drug death compiled by Marcella Sorg, a research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, in an article about overdoses in Lewiston and Auburn during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which the Maine Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Chief Medical […]

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WABI reports on Virtual Engineering Job Fair

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the UMaine Virtual Engineering Job Fair hosted by the University of Maine Career Center and College of Engineering. The fair, scheduled for 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 21, will be presented via a Symplicity platform accessible through the CareerLink Career Management System. Students planning to attend the fair should visit the […]

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Jemison speaks with BDN about tips for managing well water systems

John Jemison, a soil and water quality specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about tips for managing well water systems. “It’s a good idea to have a sense of what (water yield) you have in your well, monitor it and don’t overdo it,” he said, among other […]

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Centralmaine.com advances educational resource website for teachers, families

Centralmaine.com shared a media release about the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s new website to help address questions and provide research-backed information for teachers and parents. The PreK-12 Resources for Educators and Families site includes links to materials on topics such as social-emotional learning, trauma-informed teaching, special education, literacy and more.

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Mount Desert Islander highlights stories from the sea talk

The Mount Desert Islander shared a University of Maine media release about the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions’s talk on stories from the sea and what they reveal about Maine fishing communities from 3-4 p.m on Monday, Nov. 2. Marine Extension Associate Natalie Springuel of Maine Sea Grant will talk about bringing […]

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Socolow cited in Press Herald story about partisan ‘news’ sites

The Portland Press Herald featured comments from Michael Socolow, director of the University of Maine’s McGillicuddy Humanities Center, in a story about news aggregate websites that promote a conservative political agenda. “If these outlets are being fully honest with readers about their ownership and funding, then the fact that they might be providing news content […]

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Glover comments in WalletHub study predicting influence of minorities on elections

Rob Glover, a University of Maine associate professor of political science and member of the Scholars Strategy Network, was interviewed for a WalletHub story featuring predictions about the outcomes of future presidential elections made using 2008 and 2016 minority voter turnout rates and minority population estimates. In an Ask the Experts segment included in the […]

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Bangor Daily notes passing of Harris, UMaine superfan

The Bangor Daily News reported that Jeff Harris, a University of Maine graduate and loyal supporter, died last Thursday at the age of 75. Harris, who was a fixture at UMaine sporting events, will be remembered for his many contributions to the UMaine community and for his positivity and contagious enthusiasm.

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