UMaine in the News

Welcomer quoted in MPBN report on using schooner to ship goods, educate residents

Stephanie Welcomer, an associate professor of management and associate dean of the Maine Business School, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Maine farmers sail to new markets the old-fashioned way.” As part of the Maine Sail Freight project, a 90-year-old, twin-masted schooner sailed into Portland harbor Thursday morning to pick up […]

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Republican Journal previews Hutchinson Center’s ‘Justice Matters’ event

The Republican Journal reported Judge Nancy Torresen, chief judge of U.S. District Court of Maine, will be the keynote speaker for “Justice Matters: When We Cry for Justice, What Do We Really Mean?” from 8:30 a.m.–noon. Sept. 18 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The UMaine Peace and Reconciliation Studies program and […]

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Brewer quoted in MPBN report on Maine Green Independent Party, primaries

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Maine Green Party opens some primaries to all independent voters.” At the Maine Green Independent Party’s recent state convention, the party decided to welcome all unenrolled Maine voters to help decide nominees in gubernatorial […]

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Olsen’s sparrow research focus of Granite Geek article

Granite Geek published an article on a study conducted by a group of researchers including Brian Olsen, assistant professor of biology and ecology at the University of Maine. Some closely related bird species interbreed where their ranges overlap, producing hybrid offspring that can backcross with either parent species until a whole population of mixed-species birds […]

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Comins quoted in Kennebec Journal’s ‘Backyard Naturalist’ column

Neil Comins, a University of Maine professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted in the Kennebec Journal’s latest “Backyard Naturalist” column. In “M31 and the limits of visibility,” the author writes that decades ago, it was observed that Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is moving in our direction. Recently, some astronomers have found it’s likely the […]

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Spinney receives firefighter of the year award, Lincoln County News reports

The Lincoln County News reported Allen Spinney, who works in maintenance at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, has been named Lincoln County’s Firefighter of the Year. The Lincoln County Fire Chiefs Association presented the award to Spinney during the organization’s annual meeting and lobster bake at the South Bristol Fire Department […]

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September Emera Astronomy Center shows advanced in Maine Edge

The Maine Edge reported on scheduled public star shows in September at the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center. The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium shows are held 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Friday nights in September feature “Undiscovered Worlds” and “Astronaut.” Sunday afternoons, which are geared toward younger audiences, show “Magic Treehouse: Space […]

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