UMaine in the News

Tamiflu Ingredient in Pine Needles, UMaine Researchers Find

Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald includes a story about research by UMaine chemistry professors Barbara Cole and Ray Fort, along with graduate student Gedivinne Nelmini and other collaborators.  They have found ways to extract shikimic acid from pine needles.  That acid is a primary ingredient in the flu medicine Tamiflu.  It’s rare and most of the […]

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Gabe Report Calls Philadelphia a “Thinking City”

Comments from UMaine economist Todd Gabe are included in a Philadelphia Inquirer story based on “Knowledge in Cities,” a report he wrote in collaboration with three other economists.  The report lists Philadelphia as a “thinking city.”  The study places regions in one of 11 clusters based on the kind of knowledge that drives their workforce.

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Events Listed for Family and Friends Weekend

The Division of Student Affairs has posted on its webpage a list of dozens of events, activities and special UMaine features in celebration of Family and Friends Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26. The weekend will be filled with great entertainment, student performances, athletic events, a craft fair and more on campus and off. A […]

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BDN Reports on Logging Industry Health, Challenges Study

The Bangor Daily News on Sept. 21 carried an article based on a UMaine news release about a $25,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to university School of Forest Resources researchers studying and documenting strengths, weaknesses and challenges facing the Maine logging industry.

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School Field Trips Grant for Hudson Museum, CCA Visits Reported

The Bangor Daily News on Sept. 21 carried an article based on a UMaine news release about a $15,000 field trip travel grant received by the Hudson Museum from the Quimby Family Foundation to help area schools defray travel expenses for student field trips to the Hudson Museum and the Collins Center for the Arts.

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Study to Explore the Big Roles of Herring and Other Small Fish in the Sea

Contact: Andrew Pershing, UMaine and GMRI Research Scientist, 207-228-1656; Blaine Grimes, GMRI, 207-228-1655; Ron Lisnet, UMaine, 207-581-3779 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, is the focus of a more […]

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BDN Previews Olson Presentations

Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News previews three days of UMaine presentations by author, filmmaker and science communicator Randy Olson.  A faculty member at the University of Southern California, Olson will make a series of public presentations while also interacting with UMaine students and faculty members in various settings.  A highlight will be Wednesday evening’s 7 p.m. […]

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Gabe Paper Noted in The Economist

“Knowledge in Cities,” a scholarly paper by UMaine economist Todd Gabe and three collaborators is listed as one of the week’s “interesting (examples of) economics research” in the Sept. 8 issue of The Economist.

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Business School at Komen Race for Cure

The Maine Business School’s MBS Corps was represented by a group of 13 walkers and runners at Sunday’s Susan Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer fundraiser in Bangor.  MBA student Amy Sundberg organized the effort and MBA student Cassie Vaillancourt raised the most money.  Altogether, the MBS Corps raised $2,200. Photos of the group […]

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