UMaine in the News

Down East interviews Bicks about similarities between Stephen King, Shakespeare

The January 2018 edition of Down East magazine features an interview with Caroline Bicks, the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature at the University of Maine. For the article, “How now, Stephen King?”, Bicks was asked about similarities between the Maine horror author and William Shakespeare. Bicks spoke about her current research looking at how […]

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NY Times op-ed cites mobility aid invented by UMaine professors

A mobility aid that was invented by University of Maine professors was mentioned in the New York Times opinion piece, “Designing for access.” The Afari Mobility Aid was co-invented by UMaine professors Stephen Gilson, Elizabeth DePoy and Vincent Caccese. The Afari is one of 70 products that will be on display as part of the […]

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UMaine Extension video series wins award, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension video series “Growing Maine” received a first-place, Eastern Region award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in the area of Television/Video Communications. The video series includes six short-form documentary stories about farmers and food producers in Maine. New stories are added […]

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Boothbay Register advances workshop on growing grapes commercially

Boothbay Register reported an introduction to growing grapes commercially in Maine will be held 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Augusta Civic Center. The workshop, which is designed for growers interested in small-scale grape production, will focus on basic site requirements and preparation, plant selection and care, trellising and pruning options, and nutrient and […]

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Top Gun entrepreneurship program to include aquaculture startups, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and its partners are expanding next year’s Top Gun entrepreneurship program to include companies in the aquaculture sector. MCED announced applications are now being accepted for Top Gun 2018, an acceleration program that has helped more than 175 startups since 2009, according to the article. Partnering with […]

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BDN publishes grad students’ op-ed on GOP tax bill

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by two University of Maine graduate students, titled “GOP tax plan will place greater tax burden on Maine’s graduate students.” The piece was written by Camerin Seigars, who is studying mechanical engineering, and Walter McCulley III, who is studying psychology. Both are senators in the UMaine Graduate […]

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Morse to speak at ocean sustainability exhibition, Times Record reports

The Times Record reported Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant who works at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Bath Middle School Ocean Sustainability Exhibition. Seventh-grade students will host the event at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The exhibition shares the seventh grade marine ecosystem […]

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Fuller cited in Morning Sentinel article on Skowhegan wreath company

David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Morning Sentinel article about business booming at Central Maine Wreath in Skowhegan. Fuller said it’s hard to know the full economic impact of fir tipping and wreath making, as the industry is not monitored by […]

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