UMaine in the News

Bayer cited in TODAY report on lobster meat

Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in the TODAY Food report, “Is your lobster fake? 5 ways to tell if your food is real.” The article cited a recently released report by Inside Edition accusing several restaurants across the country of using cheap seafood substitutes for […]

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Viral UMaine Extension bedbug video focus of Sun Journal article

The Sun Journal reported on a University of Maine Cooperative Extension video going viral more than five years since it was posted online. “How to Look for and Avoid Bedbugs in Hotel or Motel Rooms,” which was posted on the UMaine YouTube channel in October 2010, recently was picked up by Lifehacker, a daily weblog […]

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Nontraditional students featured in BDN article

The Bangor Daily News published an article on older nontraditional students at the University of Maine. The feature focused on Lynn Pollard of Otis, a 51-year-old working toward a degree in anthropology in her first foray into higher education; and Charlie Hildebrant, a 47-year-old who owns a small landscape construction business in Dover-Foxcroft and is […]

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WVII covers Cohen Institute lecture on presidential election featured

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a lecture hosted by the Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine. L. Sandy Maisel, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Colby College, spoke about the 2016 presidential election two days after the New Hampshire primary. Maisel, an internationally recognized expert on […]

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UMaine Extension educators cited in Ellsworth American article on unseasonable weather

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educators Lois Berg Stack, David Yarborough and Kathy Hopkins were quoted in the Ellsworth American article, “Plants well equipped to deal with wacky winter weather.” Some perennials in Maine have been flowering far earlier than they should, due to the warmer-than-average winter, according to the article. “It’s all about the […]

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Brewer speaks with WVII about role of gender bias in politics

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about the role of gender bias in politics. A Vanderbilt University study found that even those who expressed views of feminism and gender neutrality struggle to associate women with leadership, according to the report. Brewer said even when someone […]

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Castine Patriot covers Grillo’s talk on Pulitzer novels as films

Castine Patriot reported on a recent talk at the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine by Michael Grillo, a University of Maine art historian and chairman of the Department of Art. To open the library’s Pulitzer Prize film series, Grillo spoke about several films that have been based on Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, including “This Is Our […]

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UMaine chosen to host emerging African leaders, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine will be one of 37 U.S. academic institutions to host emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa scheduled to visit the United States this summer under the Mandela Washington Fellowship. In mid-June, 25 people ages 25–35 will come to UMaine for a six-week academic and leadership institute meant […]

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The Hindu covers Allen’s talk on Gandhi at university in India

The Hindu covered a talk by University of Maine philosophy professor Doug Allen at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Allen, who also is the distinguished chairman in Gandhian philosophy at IIT Bombay, spoke about the significance of Mahatma Gandhi in India. Allen said the fundamental precepts of Gandhism are more relevant today when caste, […]

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