UMaine in the News

Gabe on Mainebiz Television Panel

Todd Gabe of UMaine’s School of Economics faculty was part of a Sunday Mainebiz Television panel, discussing the economic impact of destination events such as the Maine Winter Sports Center’s world cup events and the Pop Tech conference in Camden.

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News Story Highlights Spinoff Business Growth

Comments from Sen. Susan Collins are featured in a Friday Bangor Daily News story about the continuing growth of Orono Spectral Solutions (OSS), a high-tech business started by UMaine chemistry professor Carl Tripp.   OSS hosted Collins and others on Thursday at the opening of its new and expanded facility in Bangor.  Incorporated in 2004, OSS […]

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Rubin, Reiling in Report on Economics of Winter

UMaine School of Economics professors Jonathan Rubin and Steve Reiling were interviewed for a Thursday WLBZ/WCSH news story about the impact of winter weather on Maine’s economy.  Rubin notes that Maine spends about $100 million on snow removal, while Reiling points out that snowmobiling has an economic impact that rivals downhill skiing.

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Professor Says Maine Does Not Have Nation’s Oldest Population

In a Friday Bangor Daily News guest column, UMaine public administration professor Carolyn Ball provides an analysis debunking the notion that Maine has the nation’s oldest population.  Using census data, Ball looks at the issue from various perspectives and determines that Florida and Virginia both have higher percentages of residents 65 years of age and […]

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Article Features UMaine Mentoring Volunteers

The Bangor Daily News on Thursday carried a feature story about the UMaine Black Bear Mentors Program, run through the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism. Now in its seventh year, the program pairs UMaine students with area youth in their schools for games, mentoring and discussions. Program coordinator Erin Lennon says the program focuses […]

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President Search Noted In New Jersey

The Gloucester County Times, a New Jersey newspaper, has a story about one of the finalists for the UMaine presidential position. Dr. Donald Farish, the current president of Rowan University, said he was pleased to be a finalist.

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Media Cover Graduate Student’s Ancient Dog Find

Discovery News, the website of television’s Discovery Channel, wrote about a UMaine graduate student’s discovery of the oldest domesticated dog in the Americas, a find based on bone fragments the student discovered a human paleofecal sample. The New York Times also ran a story about the find, as did the Pakistan Daily Mail.

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UMaine Student Miss Collegiate America

Shannon Folsom, a UMaine sophomore from Saco, was crowned Miss Collegiate America earlier this month at a pageant in Texas. Comments from Folsom, an Honors College student studying kinesiology, are included in a Bangor Daily News feature story published on Monday.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

The Bangor Daily News and WABI both had stories about UMaine’s 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and other events surrounding Monday’s holiday. WABI aired a piece about MLK Diversity Day, sponsored by UMaine’s Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, the Office of Multicultural Programs, and the athletic department. Lauren Wagner, a service coordinator […]

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National Geographic Covers Student’s Dog Discovery

National Geographic magazine’s website has a story about the discovery of the oldest domestic dog in the Americans, which was made by Samuel Belknap, a UMaine graduate student. Belknap found a skull fragment from a dog in a human paleofecal sample, providing the earliest evidence of human consumption of dogs in the New World. More […]

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