UMaine in the News

Media cover presidential debate watch party

WVII (Channel 7) and the Bangor Daily News reported on a presidential debate watch party held in the Memorial Union of the University of Maine. About 200 students gathered to watch the debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I think potentially when you view things in isolation, you can kind of interpret […]

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UMaine moving historic telescope, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine’s historic observatory will be torn down, but its 111-year-old telescope will be saved. “We want to continue to be able to share this important piece with the community,” Shawn Laatsch, director of the Emera Astronomy Center and Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at UMaine, said of the […]

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Republican Journal advances talk by graduate student, Rwandan refugee

The Republican Journal reported Prosper Ishimwe, a graduate student of global policy in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, will recount his experiences and share his perspectives on life as a refugee in Maine at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Belfast Free Library. The event is free and open to […]

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UMaine, Dean Humphrey mentioned in op-eds on importance of engineering

The University of Maine’s College of Engineering was mentioned in two opinion pieces that focused on the critical roles engineers and engineering jobs play in the future of the state’s economy. The Bangor Daily News op-ed, “Maine’s economy needs engineers, and Maine’s young people need great engineering jobs,” states UMaine engineering graduates enjoy a 99 […]

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Brewer speaks with Maine Public about online ads ahead of presidential debate

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with Maine Public for a report about highly targeted online advertising that was expected during the first presidential debate. Ahead of the debate, Maine Public reported it was predicted that the event could set a ratings record, with more than 80 million viewers […]

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Gender gap in engineering narrows at UMaine, Press Herald editorial states

The Portland Press Herald published the editorial, “Gender gap in engineering narrows at UMaine.” Of all the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, engineering is one where women have long been underrepresented, and that remains true today, with just 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering going to women in 2015, according to the […]

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WABI, WLBZ cover vigil to remember police brutality victims

WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on a vigil organized by the University of Maine’s Black Student Union. Students and faculty gathered on the steps of Fogler Library to remember the man fatally shot by a police officer in Tulsa earlier this month. Organizers said they hope to shine a light on police […]

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Moran speaks with Sun Journal about Honeycrisp apples in Maine

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Sun Journal for an article about the rising popularity of Honeycrisp apples in Maine. Today, Honeycrisps make up between 10 to 20 percent of apples produced in Maine, compared to 16 years ago, when virtually no Maine orchards […]

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