UMaine in the News

2010 INBRE Fellowships Awarded & Applications Still Being Reviewed

Contact: Charlie Slavin, Dean of the Honors College, 207.581.3262, slavin@honors.umaine.edu Keith Hutchison, Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, 207.581.2827, keithh@maine.edu ORONO — The University of Maine Honors College and the Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) have announced five recipients of Honors Thesis Fellowships of $2,575, and one Junior Year Research Award of $1,030. The […]

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Dill in Public Radio Bedbugs Report

UMaine Cooperative Extension entomologist Jim Dill is the lead resource in a Maine Public Radio story about bedbugs, which are being reported around the U.S. at levels not seen for 50 years.  Dill notes that the insects have been confirmed in Maine, including Bangor and Orono.  The story includes information about avoiding infestation and dealing […]

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Scontras Column in Portland Press Herald

Monday’s Portland Press Herald included a Labor Day op-ed column by labor historian and UMaine Bureau of Labor Education research associate Charles Scontras. In the column, Scontras offers perspectives on the Employee Free Choice Act, currently under Congressional consideration.

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Dagher Comments in Ocean Energy/Simmons Report

Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was quoted in a Maine Sunday Telegram story about the future of the Ocean Energy Institute following the Aug. 8 death of its founder, Matthew Simmons.  Under Simmons’ leadership, the institute has worked to promote and develop ocean-related energy initiatives in Maine, including the […]

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Brzozowski in Pumpkin Crop Story

Comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Dick Brzozowski are featured in a Kennebec Journal story about 2010’s “perfect summer for pumpkins.”  Brzozowski says that vine crops thrive in hot, dry conditions, as long as they get plenty of water.

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Story reports blight-resistant Extension research

Tuesday’s Lewiston Sun Journal includes a story featuring comments from Cooperative Extension’s David Fuller, talking about late blight and its impact on Maine potatoes and tomatoes.  Fuller described Extension research into developing blight-resistant varieties of those crops

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Collins Center for the Arts BDN preview

Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News includes an extensive preview of the 2010-2011 season at UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts.  The annual gala is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, when the Broadway vocalists Christina Saffran Ashford and Norman Large will perform with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in an 8 p.m. concert.

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Dagher, UMaine Recognized for Offshore Wind Technology Work

Offshore Wind Wire, which tracks stories about wind energy, named University of Maine, including the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composite Center director Habib Dagher, a world leader in deepwater floating turbine technology. The Maine Public Utilities Commission released Wednesday a request for proposals for the state’s deepwater offshore wind pilot project.

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