UMaine in the News

UMaine Receives $3.5 Million in R&D Awards

Contact: Joe Carr (207) 581-3571 or joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO, Maine – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has selected five University of Maine projects to receive a total of $3.5 million from the Maine Technology Asset Fund. Gov. John Baldacci announced last week a total of $7.25 million in awards to 10 applicants across Maine. The Maine […]

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Extension Food Business Workshop Preview

UMaine Cooperative Extension is set to begin a four-session workshop “From Recipe to Market: Cashing in on Value-Added Opportunities,” on Thursday in Farmington.  A Lewiston Sun Journal story previews the sessions and includes comments from Extension faculty member Beth Calder.  Her Extension colleagues Jim McConnon and Marc Edwards will also teach parts of the workshop.

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Tidal Energy Projects Highlighted

The Bangor Daily News on Monday featured a story about the tidal energy testing site at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, where UMaine scientists are conducting environmental studies as part of an assessment of tidal energy locations in Maine.

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Nobel Laureate Set For Mitchell Lecture Thursday

WBZ advanced the annual Sen. George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability, being given this year by Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Ostrom will discuss “Unconventional Wisdom: Sustaining our Natural Resources in a Rapidly Changing World.” The lecture will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday in UMaine’s Wells Conference Center.

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Missouri Newspaper Cites Archaeologist’s Research Into Early Crop Cultivation

A column in the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri mentioned UMaine research that found the bottle gourd may be the oldest domesticated crop in the New World. UMaine archaeologist Dan Sandweiss worked several years ago with colleagues from the Smithsonian, Harvard University and New Zealand’s Massey University, to find the first groups of humans to […]

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UMaine Awarded Prestigious Grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services

Contact: Deborah Rollins, (207) 581-1668; Mamie Bittner, (202) 653-4630 ORONO — Thanks to a $821,065 matching grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Maine, in collaboration with eight partner institutions, will develop a strategy for a statewide, multi-type library program for managing, storing and preserving print collections, while […]

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Brewer Featured in LePage Report

A Monday seacoastonline.com story about the gubernatorial candidacy of Republican Paul LePage includes comments from UMaine political science professor Mark Brewer.

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Saucier, Dana in Alumni Feature story

Comments from UMaine Alumni Association President Todd Saucier and UMaine Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Dana were included in a Bangor Daily News story about UMaine’s efforts to engage current students in alumni-related activities and initiatives.  The BDN also published a Monday story about UMaine’s homecoming weekend and the traditional craft fair.

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