UMaine in the News

Former Black Bear Gets NHL Coaching job

Former UMaine hockey All-American Jack Capuano has been named interim head coach of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders.  Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News has a story about Capuano and his new job, announced on Monday by Islanders general manager (also a former Black Bear hockey player) Garth Snow.  Capuano, who lives in Bangor with […]

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Harrison in Channel 5 Report on Wolves in Maine

Prof. Dan Harrison of the UMaine wildlife ecology faculty is featured in a WABI television story about issues related to wolves in the Maine woods.  The report was the first in a two-part series scheduled to conclude on Tuesday evening’s news.

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Peterson in BDN Tidal Power Story

Comments from Mick Peterson of the UMaine mechanical engineering faculty are included in a Bangor Daily News story reporting on a tidal power forum held Saturday at Maine Maritime Academy.

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Channel 2 Story on Phone Books Includes Myer

A Sunday WLBZ television story included perspectives from Paul Myer of the UMaine business faculty, discussing the demise of the printed telephone book.  In the business context, Myer says, those publications are a “historical relic.”

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Extension Researcher in News Report

Laura Wilson from the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty was featured in a WLBZ (Channel 2) news story about the importance of having well water tested for contaminants.  The report says that more than half of Mainers get their water from wells.

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Boston Globe Bridge-in-a-Backpack Story

Monday’s Boston Globe includes a story about “bridge-in-a-backpack” technology created at UMaine.  The story features comments from Prof. Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, along with Brit Svoboda, chief executive of Advanced Infrastructure Technologies.  His company licenced the technology from UMaine to develop it for commercial applications.

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Cohen Papers Forum News Coverage

Saturday’s Bangor Daily News included a report about Friday’s UMaine forum, “The Promise and Problem of Transparency.”  The session, which featured an address by Cary Coglianese of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, was part of UMaine’s William S. Cohen Papers Forum series.  It was sponsored by UMaine’s Fogler Library (home of the Cohen papers), […]

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Brewer Comments on Relevance of Political Parties

Mark Brewer of the UMaine political science faculty provided comment for a Maine Sunday Telegram story about the impact and relevance of political parties in Maine politics.  The story is based in part on post-election comments from Eliot Cutler, the independent candidate who lost Maine’s gubernatorial election by about one percent of the vote.

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Jackson in Sun Journal Turkey Story

Comments from Tori Jackson of UMaine Cooperative Extension were included in a Sunday Lewiston Sun Journal story about Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey.  She provided some historical context about how turkey came to be associated with the holiday meal.

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Nelson Discussed Mercury Research on Radio Program

Sarah Nelson, a researcher in UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was interviewed last week for a segment on WERU radio’s “Talk of the Town” program.  Along with representatives of Old Town High School and the Schoodic Education Research Center Institute, she discussed a collaborate project in mercury ecosystem science.

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