UMaine in the News

Media cover event showcasing world’s largest 3D printer, 3D-printed boat

The Associated Press, Maine Public, News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), HotHardware, Q-106.5, and I-95 (95.7 FM) reported on the University of Maine’s unveiling of the world’s largest 3D printer and largest 3D-printed object. More than 250 federal and state […]

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Franklin Journal reports on UMaine Extension’s 100th anniversary in Franklin County

The Franklin Journal reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Franklin County is celebrating 100 years of service to local people through outreach, education and research. When Franklin County Extension was established in 1919, the focus was achieved through 4-H clubs, home economics groups and agricultural services. Over the last 100 years, the programs […]

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Lyon quoted in Press Herald article on threatened bird species in Maine 

Bradfield Lyon, associate research professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “Maine could lose loons and other bird species by end of century, Audubon reports.” Scientists with the National Audubon Society used data gathered by biologists and […]

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Ice core source discovery adds to global record of volcanism, Phys.org reports

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about a discovery by researchers that challenges the established volcanic source of particles found in an ice core from the South Pole. Using a method of extracting volcanic ash particles from ice core samples to measure their geochemical composition, Laura Hartman, a graduate student at the CCI, […]

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UMaine unveils largest 3D printer in world, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine revealed the world’s largest polymer 3D printer at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on Oct. 10. The printer is so big it can produce objects up to 100 feet long. Thursday’s event featured a 25-foot, 5,000-pound patrol boat that was printed at the ASCC, according to […]

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Medical Daily interviews Lyon about heat wave study

Medical Daily interviewed Bradfield Lyon, associate research professor with the UMaine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, about his recent study on heat waves. The average spatial extent of summer heat waves in the United States could be up to 80% larger than today if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according […]

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WABI reports UMaine Athletics, Bangor Savings Bank announce partnership

WABI (Channel 5) reported University of Maine Athletics and Bangor Savings Bank announced a five-year partnership. A celebration was held at Bangor Savings Bank’s Hamlin Way location, and the bank is now the lead sponsor of UMaine sports, according to WABI. “I think there are lots of ways for students to be engaged with Bangor […]

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UMaine Extension confirms presence of invasive Swede midge, media report 

The Bangor Daily News spoke with David Fuller, agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a report about the invasive Swede midge, whose presence has been confirmed in Maine. The midge, which is native to Europe and southwest Asia, can damage cruciferous plants like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli. “This […]

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Maine Public speaks with Jemison for article on hemp industry

Maine Public spoke with John Jemison, University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, for the report “Farmers, Researchers Look to Grow Maine’s Fledgling Hemp Industry.” Generations of Americans grew hemp on large scales dating back to colonial times, but in more recent decades its production was restricted by federal regulations. Now that those regulations have changed, […]

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