UMaine in the News

Press Herald advances announcement of initiative to aid forest products industry

The Portland Press Herald reported members of Maine’s congressional delegation are scheduled to join federal officials at the University of Maine on Friday, July 29 to announce a new initiative to help the state’s forest products industry. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine will join U.S. Sens. Angus King and […]

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UMaine Extension testing grain crops for beer industry, Fiddlehead Focus reports

Fiddlehead Focus published an article about how the booming craft beer industry is offering new opportunities for Maine farmers, including potato farmers who have long grown grains that mostly sell for animal feed. Researchers with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are studying 25 varieties of barley, the base grain in many beers, to help […]

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BDN interviews UMaine researchers about finding sturgeons in Milford

The Bangor Daily News spoke with University of Maine researchers for the article, “Why researchers are excited about spotting a pair of sturgeon in Milford.” This spring, the researchers went to the Penobscot River to look for evidence that endangered shortnose sturgeon had spawned in the river for the first time since two dams were […]

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4-H SPIN Club on blacksmithing featured in Sun Journal

The Sun Journal reported on a six-session 4-H Blacksmith SPIN Club held at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Three members of the Western Maine Blacksmith Association volunteered to lead the sessions in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, said David Allen, a 4-H youth development professional in Franklin County. “The 4-H SPIN clubs are […]

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Fried discusses Democratic National Convention on MPBN

Amy Fried, a political science professor at the University of Maine, recently discussed the Democratic National Convention on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Fried was a guest on the “Maine Calling” radio show, as well as “Across the Aisle,” which focused on the final night of the convention.

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Penobscot Bay Press advances Riordan’s humanities lecture in Castine

Penobscot Bay Press reported Liam Riordan, a University of Maine history professor, will be this year’s Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecturer at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Riordan will deliver the lecture, “The Promise and the Need: Humanities in the 21st Century,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Riordan, who also is director of UMaine’s Humanities […]

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Student shares giant bluefin tuna fishing story on Q97.9

University of Maine wildlife ecology major Jonah Paris recently shared his story of helping to reel in a giant bluefin tuna on Portland’s Q97.9. Paris is a part-time mate of Teazer Charters out of South Port Marina in South Portland, according to the report. He said he has been fishing since he was 3 years […]

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MPBN interviews Birkel about Maine’s ‘Year Without a Summer’

Sean Birkel, the Maine state climatologist and University of Maine research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Maine may have ‘Year Without a Summer’ to thank for its statehood.” 1816 — also known as the Year Without a Summer — was a harsh summer […]

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Broadway World advances ‘Transformer Tales’ performances

Broadway World reported the Penobscot Theatre Co. will present “Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland,” a new play about a Wabanaki tribe hero who taught people the arts of civilization and protected them from danger. The original work is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration among the theatre, Penobscot elders and playwrights, native scholars and […]

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