UMaine in the News

Board Approves UMaine Landfill Gas Negotiations

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees today authorized the University of Maine to conclude negotiations on a 20-year energy agreement that could potentially save the university $13 million- $17 million while reducing the university’s carbon footprint by more than 40 percent. UMaine has been negotiating […]

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Arsenic/Asthma Study Reported

A Maine Sunday Telegram report on issues related to arsenic and groundwater in Maine notes that UMaine biochemist Julie Gosse is leading a study investigating the potential link between well water arsenic and asthma.  More information is in an April UMaine news release announcing a grant to support that study.

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Life at UMaine in the 1950s Detailed

Geral Coulombe’s “Maine Observer” column in the Sept. 12 Maine Sunday Telegram described life as a newly-married student and Korean War veteran at UMaine in the 1950s.  Coulombe, a retired school administrator who lives in Connecticut, wrote about the “South Apartments,” mostly occupied by married students but also by some faculty members.  Those professors included […]

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World Trade Center Ship Discovery in NY Times blog

The New York Times Sunday Sept. 12 “City Room” blog detailed this summer’s analysis of the remains of an 18th century ship, discovered in a New York City landfill near the World Trade Center site.  UMaine marine archaeologist Warren Riess has been one of the lead researchers working to determine the origin of that wreckage, […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Offering Program to Assist Farmers and Farm Workers with Chronic Health Conditions or Disabilities

Contact: Corie Washow, (207) 353-5550 or 1-800-287-1458, or corie.washow@umaine.edu ORONO — A national program aimed at helping farmers, farm workers and farm family members with chronic health conditions or disabilities continue to farm successfully and live independently is now available in Maine through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Maine AgrAbility, a collaboration between UMaine, […]

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Stream Restoration Celebration Sept. 17-18

Contact Catherine Schmitt (207) 581-1434, catherine.schmitt@umit.maine.edu HOLDEN – The restoration of Sedgeunkedunk Stream will be discussed and celebrated on Friday, Sept. 17, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. The collaborative, community-based project, including removal of two dams and construction of a natural rock-ramp fishway, is serving as a model for other small-scale stream restoration efforts throughout […]

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Alum Moody Teacher of the Year

Oakland Elementary School teacher Shelley Moody has been named Maine’s 2011 Teacher of the Year.  State Education Commissioner Angela Faherty presented the award Friday at Williams Elementary School, where Moody teaches third and fourth grade.  She earned a master’s degree in literacy from UMaine.

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Alum White Gambia Ambassador Nominee

President Obama has announced his intention to nominate UMaine graduate Pamela Ann White Ambassador to the republic of The Gambia.  White, a Senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Career Minister, has served since 2008 as USAID Mission Director in Liberia.  She earned a journalism degree from UMaine.

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MPBN LePage Tax Story Includes Fried

UMaine political science professor Amy Fried commented in a Friday Maine Public Radio report about issues involving Maine gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage.  As first reported by the MaineToday Media group, there are questions about LePage’s wife’s residency in Maine and Florida, and associated property tax issues.  Fried says the story “could have an impact” on […]

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