UMaine in the News

Hazing Research Cited In Story About Idaho Football Incident

The findings of a national hazing study conducted by UMaine researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden were mentioned in a Reuters story about incidents that took place last at a high school in Blackfoot, Idaho, involving college football players from Boise State, Idaho State, and Carroll College in Montana. The study found 47 percent of […]

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UMaine Alum a Contestant on “The Bachelor”

Friday’s Bangor Daily News reports that UMaine alum Ahsley Hebert, a 26-year-old Madawaska native who’s now a University of Pennsylvania dental student, will be one of 30 contestants on the next season of ABC television’s “The Bachelor.” The report says she was captain of the dance team when she was a UMaine student.  The season […]

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Acheson, Murphy Scheduled for Radio Program

UMaine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Research Associate Ann Acheson and Barbara Murphy from the Cooperative Extension faculty will be part of a panel discussion on WERU radio, 10-11 a.m. Friday Dec. 17.  WERU is at 89.9FM with live streaming online. The subject will be local agriculture as a means for addressing hunger in Knox […]

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Editorial Cites UMaine’s Role In Job Creation

An editorial published in the Brunswick-based Times Record newspaper cited UMaine’s involvement in the Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center as an example of job creation in Maine. The center, a public-private collaborative, will be based at the Brunswick Naval Air Station when the Navy closes the base next May. The editorial claims more than […]

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Report Analyzes System Economic Impact

A Maine Today Media story details “Making Maine Work: The Role of Maine’s Public University System,” a report released on Wednesday by the Maine Development Foundation and Maine State Chamber of Commerce.  The report outlines the ways in which Maine’s public universities can better serve the Maine business sector and it notes examples — including […]

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Former Professor Dies at the Age of 69

Michael Anthony Vietti of Southwest Harbor died on Dec. 7 at the age of 69.  A former member of the UMaine physics faculty, Vietti served as vice president for engineering at Bar Harbor’s Rainwise, Inc. for the past 23 years.  More information is in an obituary that is available online.

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News reports on Parking Lot Flooding

The Bangor Daily News published a story about Wednesday flooding, including issues related to UMaine’s Steam Plant parking lot.  The story, which includes comments from assistant director of parking transportation and security Alan Stormann, notes that UMaine contacted several students by email and phone to have vehicles moved before the rising Stillwater River damaged them.

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UMaine Student Killed in Auto Accident

A Thursday Bangor Daily News story reports on a Wednesday crash in Troy that claimed the life of David Brown, a first-year UMaine student who lived in Unity. The story includes a comment from UMaine Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Robert Dana.

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Professor Advises On Holiday Eating

Physorg.com had a UMaine report about the connection between holiday food overindulgence and the immune system, which included comments from UMaine professor of food science and human nutrition Mary Ellen Camire. She said foods such as yams, carrots, spinach, mangoes and fortified milk, which contain immune system-boosting vitamin A, are good choices this time of […]

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Wind Conference Media Report

The weekly Village Soup newspaper had a report about a deepwater offshore wind energy conference held Tuesday. UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast hosted the conference.

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