UMaine in the News

AP reports on Zheng’s voice production study, $500,000 NSF CAREER grant

The Associated Press reported Xudong Zheng, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded more than a half million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study the human voice. The project will use computer models to look at sound production. Zheng says better understanding of vocal function can […]

Read more

Putnam’s Mongolian Altai expedition featured in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard reported on a recent research expedition by Aaron Putnam, assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Putnam traveled to Mongolia to develop a chronology of glacial retreat, taking samples from granite boulders that were once suspended in ice in the Altai Mountains, according to the article. Back at UMaine, Putnam […]

Read more

Erdley speaks with WLBZ about social media’s effect on adolescents

Cynthia Erdley, a psychology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) for a report about the power of social media among adolescents, including those who run away. Even though social media can often help bring minors home through awareness, it also can be a trigger for them to take off, according […]

Read more

CityLab quotes DePoy in article on commuting with an ‘invisible’ condition

The Atlantic’s CityLab quoted Elizabeth DePoy, coordinator of interdisciplinary disability studies and professor of social work at the University of Maine, in the article “Do you know who needs your subway seat?” People dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, dizziness or other health issues may not have any visible symptoms or an assistive device such as […]

Read more

73-year-old who earned UMaine degree featured in Ellsworth American

The Ellsworth American published a feature article on Walter Grenier II, who at 73 years old completed his bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Maine earlier this year. The degree comes nearly 56 years after Grenier first enrolled in college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1961, according to the […]

Read more

VillageSoup reports on Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference for girls

VillageSoup reported a group of seventh-grade students from Oceanside Middle School in Rockland joined more than 450 middle school girls from around the state at the annual University of Maine conference that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math. The 30th Expanding Your Horizons conference took place […]

Read more

Comins writes article on space tourism for Mechanix Illustrated

Mechanix Illustrated published the article, “Space tourism now and in the near future,” by Neil Comins, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine. Comins also was interviewed by ICI Radio-Canada Première about space travel and his latest book, “The Traveler’s Guide to Space: For One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists.”

Read more

Media report on Pro Day with NFL scouts

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s football Pro Day. Professional football scouts from the NFL and CFL (Canadian Football League) put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential candidates to be drafted […]

Read more

BDN reports on technology developed at UMaine to help maintain brain health

The Bangor Daily News reported on an innovative, wireless home technology, developed at the University of Maine, that could someday take the place of traditional, hard-wired sleep studies in a clinical setting. The technology used in the patented device, known as the SleepMove, has been used to analyze sleep patterns in newborns with opiate dependency, […]

Read more

CBS News quotes Mayewski in report on dwindling Arctic sea ice

Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was quoted in the CBS News report, “Arctic sea ice dwindles to record low for winter.” The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado found that in March, the Arctic set a record low for winter peak sea ice area: 5.57 million square […]

Read more