UMaine in the News

Lincoln County News interviews Wahle about lobster shell disease

The Lincoln County News spoke with Rick Wahle, a marine scientist at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, for an article about lobster shell disease making its way into the state. Epizootic shell disease has been seen in rising numbers in the warmer waters south of Maine and could pose a future threat to […]

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Maine Startups Insider reports on UMaine Business Challenge winners

Maine Startups Insider, an online news startup, reported on the winners of the UMaine Business Challenge, the state’s largest student entrepreneurship competition. Two Colby College students, Dan Vogel and Scott Lehman, won the first-place prize of $5,000 for NorthEats LLC, a food-ordering mobile app for local restaurants, according to the article. Zechariah Palmeter, a UMaine […]

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BDN publishes article by Ph.D. students on importance of vernal pools

The Bangor Daily News published an article on the importance of vernal pools by Zachary Wood and Jared Homola, Ph.D. students in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program at the University of Maine. In the article, titled “Why these pools in the forest are more important than you may think,” the students write that the […]

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Boothbay Register reports on visiting researcher’s mussel study

Boothbay Register published a University of Maine news release about a study conducted by Scott Morello, a visiting researcher at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Morello found mussel larvae swim toward odors from adult mussels, and swim away from odors from predators, including green crabs and dog whelks. According to his research, mussel larvae […]

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Media cover 2016 Student Research Symposium

WLBZ (Channel 2), WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine’s 2016 Student Research Symposium. More than 500 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. “It’s our job to take the knowledge that the students and the faculty are producing and apply […]

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WABI reports on restoration of Collins Center for the Arts flame sculpture

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the restoration of Clarke Fitz-Gerald’s “Flame of Inspiration” chandelier sculpture, which graced the foyer of the former Maine Center for the Arts for about two decades. During renovations to the center between 2007 and 2009 — and its transition to the Collins Center for the Arts — the 21-foot-tall, 1,500-pound […]

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Nursing students, UVAC participate in disaster simulation, media report

WVII (Channel 7), WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on a disaster simulation held at the University of Maine for students in the School of Nursing and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC). The event featured a simulated bus accident and 31 student actors with a range of injuries, including those that were life-threatening. […]

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Business students speak about International Trade Show on WABI

University of Maine business students Kathy Hill and Brady Davis visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the second annual International Trade Show to be held May 3 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. During the event, more than 100 student “economic development officers” from Clint Relyea’s Introduction to International Business […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Klein on solar power myths

Sharon Klein, an economics professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “5 myths people hold about solar power in Maine.” Klein conducts research and teaches courses on comparing the technical, economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of a variety of energy options, including solar energy. […]

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WVII interviews Hecker at Workforce Development Summit in Bangor

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Jeffrey Hecker, the University of Maine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, at the Maine Career Connect Workforce Development Summit. “The university, every year, we bring in faculty and professionals from around the world to come work at the university,” said Hecker, who took part in a panel […]

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