UMaine in the News

UMaine Machias documentary featured in News Observer

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on the latest film created by University of Maine at Machias students enrolled in lecturer Alan Kryszak’s Downeast Documentary. “Privacy & the Power of Secrets,” which offers varied perspectives on data privacy and surveillance to spark discussion of how information gathering affects society, will be shown at 7 p.m. […]

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Pen Bay Pilot op-ed notes Calderwood’s blueberry research on solar farm

An op-ed published in the Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted Lily Calderwood conducting wild blueberry research at a Rockport solar farm. Calderwood, an assistant professor of horticulture and a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is researching the feasibility of blueberry growing at a solar installation and evaluating their yields.

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News Observer reports on Johnson’s fishermen health care surveying

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on an effort led by Tora Johnson to survey lobstermen and other shellfish harvesters to better assess the work-related health issues they face and their access to health care. “Ultimately the idea is to identify potential solutions to these issues and find funding and support from state and federal […]

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AGDaily shares UMaine commercial produce washes findings

AGDaily advanced a study of commercial produce washes conducted by University of Maine researchers in an article titled “Multilevel marketing companies use social media to market food scams.” Researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition discovered that distilled water is equally or more effective at removing pesticides and microbes from produce as […]

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Third annual Libby Lecture promoted in Irregular, BDN

The Irregular and the Bangor Daily News advanced the University of Maine’s third annual Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy on Sept. 22 at the Buchanan Alumni House. “Improving Water Quality: Are Economics and the Environment Always at Odds?” offered by Catherine L. Kling, will describe trends in water quality and the benefits and costs […]

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Birkel comments on climate change in Maine, New England in USA Today

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine and Maine’s state climatologist, talked with USA Today Network News about the evidence and impacts of climate change in Maine. Birkel noted that changing precipitation patterns and temperatures that are increasing more quickly than in the rest of the U.S. could exacerbate climate change […]

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Fried appears on Maine Calling, discusses distrust of government

Amy Fried, a University of Maine professor of political science and co-author of the book “At War with Government: How Conservatives Weaponized Distrust from Goldwater to Trump,” appeared on Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling” to discuss the erosion of public trust in American government.

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Yahoo! News advances ‘Literacy for All’ conference

Yahoo! News promoted the 32nd annual “Literacy for All” virtual conference Oct. 16–23. The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Maine, Lesley University and the Reading Recovery Council of Massachusetts. More information is online.

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