UMaine in the News

WABI, BDN cover Maine Hello

WABI (channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News covered Friday’s Maine Hello, during which about 1,000 students, staff and community volunteers welcomed 2,350 first-year students and their families to campus and helped the new students move into their rooms. “It’s a moment where we’re really welcoming people to campus saying, ‘Hey this is your community, […]

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Multiple media outlets carry AP article on largest incoming class

A number of media outlets carried the AP report that the University of Maine welcomed its largest incoming class — more than 2,300 students. Fifty-six percent of the first-year students are from the state of Maine. Among the outlets carrying the report: The Portland Press Herald, Foster’s Daily Democrat, WCSH6, Washington Times and The Daily […]

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Day cited in AccuWeather report on fall foliage

Michael Day, associate research professor in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, talked with AccuWeather for a story about how a warm fall weather could jeopardize this year’s foliage. According to the story, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast, as well as dry conditions, could result in foliage […]

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Press Herald interviews UMMA director about ‘Contemporary Currents’

George Kinghorn, director of the University of Maine Museum of Art, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald piece about the show “Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists” that opens Sept. 23 at the downtown Bangor museum. Kinghorn says he was given the keys to a Canadian art vault and told he could borrow whatever […]

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UMaine dragonfly research mentioned in California’s Benito Link

University of Maine dragonfly research was mentioned in a Benito Link article about Pinnacles National Park in California. Volunteers there took part in dragonfly nymph sampling, which is part of a nationwide project between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey and the University of Maine. The project, according to the article, includes citizen […]

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Jones speaks about MBS Veteran Entrepreneur Project on WABI

Nory Jones, a professor of management information systems at the University of Maine, and Jerry Ireland of the United Farmer Veterans of America — Maine, visited WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the MBS Veteran Entrepreneur Project (VEP), an online resource for veterans in the state. The purpose of the website and research project is […]

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The Marshall Project cites UMaine study in report on hazing laws

The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization about criminal justice, cited a 2008 University of Maine study in the article, “Does college hazing defy the laws it spawned?” The study, which was conducted by researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, found that more than half of college students involved with student organizations experience hazing, according […]

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UMaine Extension cited in BDN article on federal farm assistance programs

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about the expanding options of federal farm assistance programs. United States Department of Agriculture policy changes over the last couple of years have allowed agencies to better help a wider range of farmers and farming operations — including those in Maine, […]

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Emera Astronomy Center to kick off Science Lecture Series Sept. 1

The Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine will host a Science Lecture Series the first Thursday of each month as part of a collaborative project with the Maine Science Festival. The lectures will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around the state and will use the digital planetarium to visualize […]

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