UMaine in the News

Hermansen Weighs in On Land Dispute

Knud Hermansen of the UMaine engineering faculty provided expertise that helped the town of Minot settle a dispute over a building permit.  The town’s board of appeals voted on Tuesday night to reverse a previous decision and grant a land developer permission to build on a lot located beyond the end of York Road.

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Sea Grant Involved In Meetings About Marine Resources

UMaine’s Sea Grant Program is teaming up with the Department of Marine Resources and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on a series of meetings around the state to focus and encourage research in areas of importance to the sustainability of Maine’s marine resources, according to a story on the website fenceviewer.com. The first meeting, […]

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Website Mentions New Magnetometer

The science, physics and technology website Physorg.com has a story about a new piece of equipment that will be up and running at UMaine next fall. UMaine is gaining a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer, known as a SQUID magnetometer, which will make it possible for faculty members in several science disciplines to perform high-resolution […]

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Veterans Day Motorcade, Funeral Planned for Zimmerman

Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News reports on plans for a Thursday Aroostook County motorcade and funeral, honoring and remembering Marine Lt. James Zimmerman, who was killed last week while serving in Afghanistan.  Zimmerman was a 2008 UMaine graduate, commissioned as a Marine officer upon completion of UMaine’s Navy ROTC program.  The motorcade will begin in Smyrna, […]

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News Reports on Fish Lab Project

A Mainebiz story and a longer Bangor Daily News report describe UMaine plans to build a state-of-the-art aquaculture research laboratory on the university’s Orono campus.  The Bangor Daily News story includes comments from Prof. Ian Bricknell, Libra Professor of Aquaculture Biology and director of UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute and Debbie Bouchard, manager of the Maine […]

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News Report on Pine Needle/Tamiflu Project

WABI television broadcast a Monday report about a UMaine chemistry research effort.  A team led by professors Ray Fort and Barbara Cole, both of whom were interviewed in the story, are developing better ways to extract a specific acid from pine needles.  That acid is a primary ingredient in Tamiflu, a medicine commonly used to […]

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Charity Golf Tournament Donation Benefits Extension Youth Learning Centers

The Midcoast Village Soup newspapers reported in the Herald Gazette recently that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove have received a $20,000 donation from the Oct. 29 Wentworth Charities Golf Classic Tournament at the Samoset Report in Rockport. The donation will support a variety of […]

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Fogler Library Program Highlighted

The Town Report Digitization Project was the subject of a Bangor Daily News story. UMaine’s Fogler Library is one of the partners on the project. Friends of Fogler Library is sponsoring a presentation about the project at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15., in the Special Collections Reading Room on the third floor of the library.

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Verso Working With UMaine Researchers

A Bangor Daily News story about a planned $40 million boiler-turbine project at the Verso Paper Co. mill in Bucksport included comments about the company’s work with UMaine researchers to develop new projects in order to remain profitable in the paper market. Verso spokesman Bill Cohen said UMaine is doing research in Orono and tests […]

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Channel 5 Reports on Weekend Events

WABI television broadcast Saturday reports about weekend UMaine events.  One story described Culturefest, UMaine’s annual celebration of diversity in its community.  The other story reported on Girl Scouts from around Maine visiting UMaine to learn about engineering programs and opportunities.

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