UMaine in the News

Sun Journal previews Franklin County 4-H Open Air Market

The Sun Journal announced that Franklin County’s 4-H Open Air Market is partnering with the Sandy River Farmers’ Market to give 4-H members ages 5-18 an opportunity to sell produce, baked goods and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the District Court parking lot on Main Street in Farmington.

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BDN advances Belfast organ concert that features Birch

The Bangor Daily News carried a release about Kevin Birch, a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine, being the featured organist at the 2017 Summer Organ Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ. Birch also is organist and director of music at St. John’s Catholic Church in […]

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LaBouff interviewed for BDN piece about Native American sports mascots

Jordan LaBouff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about Native American-themed sports mascots. LaBouff has studied the impact of such mascots with recent UMaine graduate Andrew Tomer, a member of Penobscot Nation. “I think this is really a challenging issue because I 100 percent understand and […]

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BDN reporter moonlights as counselor at Tanglewood 4-H Camp

A Bangor Daily News reporter published an article about her day as a counselor at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville. The article is part of a BDN series that spotlights important but often underappreciated summer work that occurs along the state’s midcoast. Tanglewood 4-H Camp was […]

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WVII reports on research aimed at improving health of white pine trees

WVII (Channel 7) reported University of Maine researchers are concerned about the health of eastern white pine trees due to a native fungal pathogen that has increasingly damaged the trees throughout New England. The research team, led by William Livingston, associate director of the UMaine School of Forest Resources, and Kara Costanza, a Ph.D. candidate […]

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WVII covers UMS Aging Initiative Workshop in Belfast

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the annual University of Maine Systemwide Aging Initiative Summer Workshop at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The state’s median age is 45 — the oldest in America — and Maine has the largest proportion of baby boomers, according to the UMaine Center on Aging. Recognizing mobility is critical as people […]

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Scontras speaks with Maine Public about historical efforts to weaken unions

Charles Scontras, a historian and research associate at the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education, spoke with Maine Public for the report, “State employees union could drop ‘fair share’ fees in exchange for 6 percent raise.” Gov. Paul LePage has been a critic of organized labor, and has long tried to pass legislation to […]

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