UMaine in the News

Popular Science Story On Connection Between Nanodiamonds and Mammal Extinctions

UMaine research into the connection between nanodiamonds found in Greenland ice and a climatic event 12,900 years ago that occurred around the same time as the disappearance of animals such as mammoths and saber-toothed tigers was cited in PopSci.com, the online version of Popular Science magazine. Scientists from UMaine’s Climate Change Institute took samples from […]

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Swimmer Landry on “Surviving the Cut”

Brian Landry, a junior on the UMaine swim team, appeared Wednesday night on the Discovery Channel’s “Surviving the Cut.” Landry took part in the elite Special Forces Underwater Combat Divers Course over the summer after being chosen as one of 24 to try out to become one of the best divers on the planet. A […]

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Holman to Address Camden Conference

A Village Soup story notes that Paul Holman of the UMaine political science faculty will give the fall and winter season opening talk for the 2011 Camden Conference.  Holman’s presentation, “The Kremlin in Asia,” is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library.  The conference them for 2011 is “The Challenges […]

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Brewer in Michaud-Levesque Story

Comments from UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer were featured in a Wednesday Maine Public Radio story about the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat.  Incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud faces a challenge from Republican challenger Jason Levesque.

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Gabe Interviewed on Oxford County Casino

Todd Gabe of the UMaine School of Economics faculty spoke on Wednesday morning with WVOM radio’s Ric Tyler and George Hale, discussing his research paper about the potential economic impact of a casino in Maine’s Oxford County.  Maine’s electorate will vote on a proposal on that issue in November.

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Allan, Madden in Florida Hazing Report

UMaine hazing experts Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden were interviewed for a Tuesday WUSF radio segment based on the Florida investigation into alleged hazing involving a University of South Florida fraternity.  Allan and Madden shared perspectives from their research, which includes the most extensive survey of college hazing behaviors that has ever been conducted.

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Website Has Report On UMaine Scientists’ Research Into Greenland Ice Diamonds

Science website Physorg.com posted a report about the work Climate Change Institute scientists Paul Mayewski and Andrei Kurbatov did in researching the presence of nanodiamonds in the Greenland ice sheet. The discovery of the nanodiamonds has added to a controversy in the scientific community about a possible extraterrestrial impact event that could shed light on […]

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UMaine Researchers in Ice Age Report

New research, reported on the National Science Foundation Web site investigates a phenomenon that saw Europe experience a period of unusually cold weather at the end of the last Ice Age, at the same time the Southern Hemisphere was experiencing warming.  The new study, published in Nature and including UMaine Climate Change Institute scientists George […]

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The Nation’s Working Waterfronts Subject of Portland Symposium

Contact: Catherine Schmitt, Maine Sea Grant, 581-1434, catherine.schmitt@umit.maine.edu PORTLAND, ME – Active waterfronts fuel coastal economies from Maine to Alaska, but demographic and financial changes threaten to transform America’s working shorelines. On Thursday, September 30, US Representative Chellie Pingree will charge working waterfront advocates with creating a national strategy for protecting and enhancing access for […]

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Working Waterfront Story on Fish Tracking Technology

Working Waterfront features a story about tracking methods employed by scientists use to track the migration of sea-run fish species.  The story is based, in part, on research by UMaine professors Michael Kinnison and Gayle Zydlewski, and it includes comments from Zydlewski.  Catherine Schmitt of the Maine Sea Grant program at UMaine co-authored the story.

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