UMaine in the News

Spring Frost Hurting Apple Crop

UMaine Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran is the lead resource in a York Weekly story about Maine’s 2010 apple crop.  She says that yield appears to be down, attributable to a May 11 frost that saw temperatures dip into the low 20s.  Southern Maine orchards were hit harder than those in northern Maine.

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Hamilton Featured in Rolling Stone Glacier Story

UMaine Climate Change Institute glaciologist Gordon Hamilton is featured in a Rolling Stone Magazine story about the accelerated melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.  Writer Ben Wallace-Wells spent time with Hamilton and his colleagues during an expedition to Greenland.  The story also makes reference to the work of Hamilton’s UMaine graduate student Leigh […]

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Cyr Offers Dietary, Lifestyle Advice for Overweight Children

In an interview with Channel 7 (WVII) on Sept. 22, kinesiologist and physical education researcher Nellie Cyr of the UMaine College of Education and Human Development discussed healthy dietary and lifestyle measures parents and schools can encourage for children as the nation wrestles with an increase in childhood obesity.

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Students Levasseur, Landry Featured in ROTC Profile

The Bangor Daily News “College Fair Preview” insert features a profile of UMaine senior nursing student Casey Levasseur and senior finance major Brian Landry (page 6).  The supplement, part of Wednesday’s newspaper, provides a number of articles related to colleges and universities around Maine.  Levasseur, of Millinocket and Landry, of Yorktown, Va., are part of […]

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Opitz in Egg/Salmonella Report

A comment from retired UMaine Cooperative Extension veterinarian Michael Opitz is included in a Blue Ridge Now news Web site story looking at issues related to salmonella at egg production facilities owned by Austin “Jack” DeCoster.  Blue Ridge Now covers western North Carolina.

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“Bloom” at UMaine Museum of Art Saturday

The UMaine Museum of Art will host “Bloom,” an artful celebration to benefit the museum’s exhibition and education programs, on Saturday Sept. 25 from 5:30-10 p.m.  The event, scheduled for the museum galleries at 40 Harlow St. in Bangor, will feature a complimentary wine bar, hors d’oeuvres by Montes, live entertainment, music by the A […]

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Suicide Prevention Walk Highlighted In Column

Bangor Daily News columnist Joni Averill writes about Sunday’s UMaine Counseling Center-sponsored Out of the Darkness Community Walk, an annual suicide and depression awareness walk which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The event begins with registration at 1 p.m. followed by the 5K walk at 2 p.m. starting on the mall in front […]

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Website Notes Research On Roles Of Herring, Small Fish

The website Physorg.com notes research being done by UMaine oceanographer Andrew Pershing into the role played by herring and other small pelagic fish in the Gulf of Maine, including the nutrients they supply to larger animals like tuna and whales and their effect on zooplankton. Pershing and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are running […]

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Perkins Bridge in Belfast Goes High Tech

Please Contact:  Roberta Laverty, AEWC, (207) 581-2110 Mylan Bannon, AIT, (207) 735-7399 BELFAST – The Perkins Bridge in Belfast is going high tech. The 28’ bridge has been carrying motorists across the Little River since 1921.   But, wear and tear on the deteriorating bridge has forced the state to consider a more durable option to […]

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