UMaine in the News

Camire speaks with BDN about providing healthy school lunches

Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Maine schools resist national plan to relax healthy lunch guidelines by serving fresh, local foods.” Camire said that for many children, school is the only place they get healthy food. “So […]

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Silver quoted in Tablet review of TerezĂ­n orchestra concert

Tablet Magazine published a review of Defiant Requiem’s concert in Terezín, a former military compound in the Czech Republic where the Theresienstadt concentration camp was located. The 13-piece orchestra included pianist Phillip Silver, a professor of music at the University of Maine. The orchestra performed “Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer,” which […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Butler

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Lessons from France: Universal care works and is not politically divisive,” by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine. Butler is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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WABI covers Top Gun regional showcase

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Top Gun regional showcase held in Bangor. Seven members of the 2017 Top Gun Bangor Region Class competed by pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges who chose two finalists to move on to the final competition in Portland where they could win $10,000. “These entrepreneurs are […]

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Participants sought for Eat Well Volunteers Program, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking participants for its Eat Well Volunteers Program in Hancock County. Volunteers will be trained to teach clients of food pantries and community meal sites about food preparation and safety, as well as nutrition. The hands-on volunteer training consists of four weekly sessions beginning […]

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Maine National History Day winners featured in local newspapers

The Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal reported on local winners of Maine National History Day, which was held at the University of Maine in April. The 265 students from 28 middle and high schools showcased exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries and performances based on their original research related to this year’s theme of “Taking […]

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WABI advances 15th annual Festival of Art at Hutchinson Center

Judith Long visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the Senior College at Belfast’s 15th annual Festival of Art. The event will be held June 1–4 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The exhibit will feature artworks in a variety of media by more than 150 amateur and professional […]

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Bayer, Wahle quoted in Press Herald article on lobster bait

Bob Bayer, executive director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “What did your lobster eat before you ate your lobster? And why should you care?” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. For Maine lobsters, herring is their preferred food because they grew up […]

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WABI covers wind turbine challenges

WABI (Channel 5) reported on two middle and high school STEM competitions at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. About 300 students participated in the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge, WABI reported. For the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, high school students designed and constructed a scale-model floating wind […]

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