UMaine in the News

Water Festival Coverage

WABI had a story about the Children’s Water Festival, a daylong event hosted by UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research which seeks to introduce water issues to schoolchildren. More than 700 students in grades 4-6 had a chance to touch ocean critters, participate in a trivia game about water, and […]

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Jemison in Column on Genetically Altered Salmon

Comments from John Jemison of the UMaine Cooperative Extensoin faculty are included in a Portland Press Herald story about a biotech company’s efforts to gain approval for genetically altered salmon.  Jemison, a water quality specialist who has extensively studied issues related to genetically engineered crops, provided some big-picture perspectives on these issues from his perspective […]

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Campaign Could be Most Expensive, Brewer says

UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer tells Maine Today Media (Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Morning Sentinel) that the 2010 Maine gubernatorial campaign may be shaping up to be the most expensive in Maine history.

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ADVANCE Grant Funding, Rising Tide Center Highlighted In Article

The Bangor Daily News reported on a five year, $3.3 million grant awarded to UMaine in order to increase the number of female faculty in the STEM and social-behavioral science fields. The grant will create the Rising Tide Center, which will seek to define the practices that attract and support the retention of female faculty, […]

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Ford’s Stories To Be Read At Aarhus Gallery

The midcoast newspaper Village Soup has an article about a lecture series a Aarhus Gallery in Belfast that will include a reading of the works of UMaine professor emerita Elaine Ford. A creative writing and literature professor, Ford is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories, “The American Wife,” for which […]

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UMaine Response to Environmental Protection Agency Findings

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered issued a news release relative to wetlands issues on the University of Maine campus.  UMaine has provided the following response to that news release: Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 University of Maine officials expressed appreciation today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to helping the university manage […]

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Logue Interviews on Boys’ Play Carried Nationally

Mary Ellin Logue, a faculty member and researcher in the College of Education and Human Development, provided perspectives on questions about the significance of rough play by boys for a recent MSNBC article on the topic. Logue also was featured in an extensive Radio Health Journal program interview on the same subject. The program was […]

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Pershing Quoted in NPR Story About The Role Of Whales In The Oceans

UMaine oceanographer Andrew Pershing is quoted in a National Public Radio story about the benefits of whales in the oceans. Pershing says research into whales’ role in moving nutrients from one part of the ocean to another is still unknown, but recent research into how whale excrement affects fish populations could get scientists to think […]

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UMaine Museum Of Art Involved In Creative Economy Research

The University of Maine Museum of Art was one of 14 Maine museums that participated in a survey about the connection between the state’s economy and its museums, according to a Portland Press Herald story. The survey, which was commissioned by the Maine Arts Commission, found 442,000 people visited the 14 museums in 2009 and […]

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Peterson To Test Santa Anita Track Surface

UMaine engineer Mick Peterson was mentioned in an article on the website Bloodhorse about the replacement of the surface of the thoroughbred horse racing track at Santa Anita Park in California. Peterson, the executive director of the Racing Surfaces Laboratory, will test the track’s new surface.

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