UMaine in the News

Putnam quoted in articles on Mongol Empire, weather research

Aaron Putnam, the George H. Denton Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, was quoted in articles by The Christian Science Monitor and New Scientist about the effects weather had on the fall of the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire swept through Eastern Europe until an abrupt withdrawal in 1242, according to […]

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Boston Globe quotes Brewer in article about presidential race, electoral map

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Boston Globe article, “Trump-Clinton battle could upend electoral map.” A presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could fundamentally shift the country’s political landscape, transforming party strongholds into swing states and leaving some political battlegrounds untouched by the candidates, […]

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Camire speaks with BDN about nutrition for older bicyclists

Mary Ellen Camire, a University of Maine professor of food science and human nutrition and past president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “How good nutrition helps bicyclists keep pedaling as they age.” Nutritional needs for bicyclists change as people age, especially after age 50, […]

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Press Herald reports on Top Gun winners

The Portland Press Herald reported on the winners of the statewide Top Gun pitch-off. The event, hosted by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the University of Maine, marked the graduation of the 2016 class of Top Gun entrepreneurs. Nobleboro resident and entrepreneur Chuck Benton of Team AR won the $120,000 in-kind prize from […]

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WVII interviews Wagner for second installment of spruce budworm report

Robert Wagner, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry at the University of Maine and director of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) for Part II of the report, “The return of the spruce budworm.” Described as the most damaging forest insect in North America, the spruce budworm is already […]

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BDN, WABI report on Maine Learning Technology Initiative conference

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 13th Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference held at the University of Maine. About 900 middle and high school students from across the state attended the event, which aims to help students and teachers discover new ways to learn and create on their school-issued […]

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WVII covers Old Town High School students’ research presentation at UMaine

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a presentation at the University of Maine by Old Town High School students. The students showcased their research on a marine worm that negatively affects oyster aquaculture, a growing industry in Maine. The research was conducted as part of a collaborative course in partnership with UMaine. Over the last four […]

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Media report on President Hunter’s appointment extension

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter will extend her appointment through June 30, 2018. University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page made the announcement Thursday. In July 2014, Hunter became the first woman to serve in the position. Hunter has been a […]

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Wagner, Dill featured in WVII report on coming spruce budworm outbreak

Robert Wagner, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry at the University of Maine and director of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit; and Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension; spoke with WVII (Channel 7) for Part I of the report, “The return of the spruce budworm.” During […]

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