UMaine in the News

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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Lobster Institute cited in Press Herald report on proposed license changes

The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine was cited in a Portland Press Herald article about a recent hearing on proposed lobster license changes. The changes aim to strike a balance between 5,800 current license holders and the nearly 300 on a long and unpredictable waiting list, according to the article. The report cited […]

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WABI covers Big Gig pitch-off event

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the latest Big Gig pitch-off and networking event that was held at Husson University in Bangor. The Big Gig is a network for innovators and entrepreneurs in the Orono, Old Town and Bangor areas that was started by a partnership between the University of Maine, Old Town, Orono and Husson […]

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Firm that started in Advanced Structures and Composites Center wins grant, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Brewer composite manufacturer Compotech Inc. was awarded a $5,000 grant for early-stage companies in the latest round of Maine Technology Institute awards. The company, which got its start in the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in 2011, makes composite materials primarily for defense applications such as armor, […]

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Mount Desert Islander reports Gabe to conduct Bar Harbor cruise ship study

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was mentioned in a Mount Desert Islander article about Bar Harbor’s coming cruise ship season. Gabe plans to conduct a study this summer on the economic impact of cruise ship visits in the town, according to the article. Gabe and students did a similar study […]

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Maine Edge advances international fish, shellfish immunology conference

The Maine Edge carried a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute will host this year’s international conference on behalf of the International Society of Fish & Shellfish Immunology (ISFSI). This is the second international conference of the ISFSI and the first time the global group of researchers and […]

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Top Gun entrepreneurial program receives $390,000 grant, WLBZ reports

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported Sen. Angus King, U.S. Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree announced the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) will receive $390,000 toward their Top Gun entrepreneurship accelerator program. The funds will help expand the program’s geographic reach, the populations served, and the services provided […]

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Maine Edge reports on UMaine Extension bulletin on plant creation

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a bulletin about creating new plants that covers seed production and storage, soil conditions, transplanting and dissemination by cuttings and divisions. “Plant Propagation in Maine” was edited and revised by David Sorensen, University of New Hampshire […]

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