UMaine in the News

WMTW interviews Ippolito about Facebook data and privacy

WMTM (Channel 8 in Portland) interviewed Jon Ippolito, a professor of new media at the University of Maine, for a video about how Facebook uses personal data to inform targeted advertising. Ippolito discussed the Cambridge Analytica scandal, calling it “a kind of mind control that you don’t see happening directly.” He also gave advice for […]

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Research points to ancient, undisturbed Antarctic ice core, media report

Gizmodo, Quartz and LabRoots reported on a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters by researchers at the University of Washington and University of Maine. The current record for a continuous ice core is 800,000 years, but the new research shows an even older continuous core may exist deep within the Allan Hills Blue Ice […]

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Japan Times interviews Socolow about award-winning book

The Japan Times published an article on Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, and his latest book, “Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics.” The book caught the attention of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation, which named Socolow the winner […]

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Bayer quoted in Journal de Québec article on blue lobsters

Le Journal de Québec interviewed Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, for an article about rare blue lobsters. Bertrand Desbois of the Raymond Desbois de Québec Fisheries reported catching a blue lobster for the second consecutive year near Anticosti Island, according to Le Journal. The lobsters’ rarity […]

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Assistant coach’s social media post goes viral, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported a Twitter post by Jhasmin Player, assistant coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, has gone viral. The video of Player speaking about the strained relationship between coaches and parents has been viewed almost a million times and retweeted 12,000 times, according to the report.

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Turner Publishing reports on windstorm challenge winners

A team of students from Spruce Mountain High School won first place in the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, and a team from Orono High School won first in the 10th annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on May 18, Turner Publishing reported. More than 350 middle and […]

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WABI covers annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative

WABI (Channel 5) reported more than 1,000 middle and high school students and their teachers attended the 15th annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative held at the University of Maine. The conference offers students hands-on learning experiences on how to use technology in a variety of ways, WABI reported.

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UMaine mentioned in BDN article on proposed farm bill

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine’s organic farmers.” Reviewed and renewed every five years, the farm bill includes funding and policy language on federal trade, commodity programs, rural development, conservation, agricultural research, food and nutrition programs and marketing, the article […]

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WABI reports on Townsend’s grant to study aging fat tissue

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine, about her recent $750,000 grant from the American Heart Association to study the aging of fat tissue and its effects on cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. The project, a collaboration with a researcher at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar […]

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Isenhour interviewed for News Center Maine report on plastic straws

Cindy Isenhour, an assistant professor of anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine and a cooperating faculty member at the Climate Change Institute, was interviewed by News Center Maine for a report on reducing plastic straw waste. Many restaurants in Maine, from Portland to Bar Harbor, are looking for alternatives to plastic straws […]

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