UMaine in the News

Nutrition Program Highlighted

UMaine Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist Brenda Bracy are included in a Portland Press Herald story about Cooking Matters for Maine.  That initiative provides low-income families with access to expertise about how to prepare healthy, affordable and tasty meals.

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News Report on Jacobson Presentation

The Free Press Online site features a story about an Oct. 30 Camden presentation by Prof. George Jacobson of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, who also serves as the state climatologist.  He provided data about Maine’s changing climate, along with perspectives about what Maine communities can be considering as they plan for a future with a […]

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Dana Set for Radio Interview

UMaine Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Robert Dana is scheduled for a Wednesday morning (7:40 a.m) interview on WVOM radio’s Dan and Renee Show.  Listeners can tune in on AM 620 or 103.1 FM.  An expert in substance abuse issues, Dana will discuss a new report about the relative dangers of […]

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Day Of The Dead Celebrated

Monday’s Day of the Dead celebration at UMaine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News story. About 150 schoolchildren participated in a program at the Hudson Museum inside the Collins Center for the Art

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2010 Christmas Ornament Honors Habitat UMaine

The Bangor Daily News reported on the unveiling of the 2010 UMaine bookstore Christmas ornament, which is dedicated this year to the student organization Habitat UMaine. All proceeds from ornament sales will go to Habitat UMaine, which is committed to helping those who live in substandard housing in the Bangor area. The University Bookstore Commemorative […]

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McConnon Comments on Recession, Entrepreneurship Growth

Comments from UMaine small business expert Jim McConnon, a Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, were included in a Bangor Daily News article Oct. 29 about the rise in entrepreneurial business ventures in recessionary times. Often, he says, individuals start their own businesses out of necessity. Micro-businesses and sole proprietorships are the backbone of […]

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Boston Globe Highlights Clown Fish Breeding Company

UMaine PhD student Soren Hansen was featured in a Boston Globe story about his business Sea & Reef, one of only a few companies whose tropical saltwater fish are grown from eggs produced in captivity. Earlier this year, Hansen received a $200,000 grant from the Maine Technology Institute to build a new facility at UMaine’s […]

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UMaine Public Safety Notice

University of Maine police are investigating an incendiary device, apparently contained within a bottle, discovered early this afternoon outside the university’s Sawyer Environmental Research Center. A person passing by the south side of that building noticed charred bricks on the building’s exterior and contacted the UMaine police.  Officers investigated and found evidence suggesting a small […]

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Rural Dealer Magazine Interviews Extension’s Johnson about Tractor Safety

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and crops specialist Steven Johnson was interviewed for an article in the fall issue of Wisconsin-based Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine about the importance of tractor loader dealers properly informing customers of safety precautions and proper maintenance for equipment they are buying. The magazine is both online and mailed to […]

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Brewer in Gubernatorial Poll Story

Comments form Mark Brewer of the UMaine political science faculty were included in a Saturday Maine Today Media (Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Morning Sentinel) story about new polls assessing the Maine gubernatorial race.

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