UMaine in the News

BDN, WABI cover open house for newly restored Orono Bog Boardwalk 

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported on an open house that was held to celebrate the completion of the Orono Bog Boardwalk’s reconstruction. It took seven years for 120 volunteers, who worked more than 4,000 hours, to replace the original wooden sections of the boardwalk with more durable plastic composite ones at […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy talks with Ellsworth American about UMM progress

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy told The Ellsworth American that she’s optimistic about changes at the University of Maine at Machias since it became a regional campus of UMaine. Marine science programs, for instance, continue to be a staple. And new programs — including nursing —are being added. And starting next year, full-tuition scholarships […]

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Phys.org runs release about mobile app that could help monarch butterfly migration

Phys.org posted a University of Maine media release about a mobile app that citizen scientists can use when visiting potential monarch butterfly roosting sites and answering questions based on observations. UMaine master’s student Brandon Boxler and associate professor of wildlife ecology Cynthia Loftin are working to create a model that predicts highly suitable areas for […]

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Penobscot Times posts release citing UMaine as one of best 385 colleges

The Penobscot Times posted the University of Maine media release about its inclusion in Princeton Review’s 2020 guide of the best 385 colleges nationwide. Princeton Review comprises the list after reviewing annual data about academic offerings from college administrators. In the “Students Say” section, UMaine business, engineering, marine sciences, forestry, animal sciences, music and education […]

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Advertiser Democrat uses information from Tick Lab

The Advertiser Democrat utilized information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab in the second part of its three-part series about tick identification, disease and encounter prevention. The article is titled “Ticked off: Avoid, protect, check, remove.”

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Penobscot Times mentions UMaine in high-speed internet project article

The Penobscot Times indicated that a pilot project — a joint venture between Old Town, Orono and the University of Maine for super high-speed internet access — will get underway this winter. The goal is to build fiber optic infrastructure that will provide the same level of connectivity to homes and apartments that UMaine has, […]

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Calais Advertiser covers Newsom’s research on POW camp on Passamaquoddy land

The Calais Advertiser announced that Bonnie Newsom will conduct archeological research on a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp located on Passamaquoddy land in Eastern Maine. Newsom, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, will collaborate with Donald Soctomah, a Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation officer. The American Association of University Women recognized […]

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Klein a source for CNN opinion piece about Green New Deal

Sharon Klein, University of Maine associate professor of economics, contributed to Paul Hockenos’ opinion piece on CNN titled “The Green New Deal doesn’t require a tsunami of government funding.” While prices of solar power, wind power and batteries are low, “renewable energy should be spreading like wildfire across the United States. But although many states […]

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Mitchell talks with WVII about encounter with ‘one who eats a lot’

John Bear Mitchell shared his encounter with a creature for a WVII (Channel 7) piece titled “Some say Bigfoot seen in Maine.” “I never expected it, I never wanted it, never thought it would ever happen, but this happened,” said Mitchell, a citizen of the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine Wabanaki Center outreach […]

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News Center covers Sporer’s research about children with mental illness

News Center Maine reported that University of Maine sociology professor Karyn Sporer found that family members of children with severe mental illness and violent tendencies can employ three strategies to endure: Learn more about the illness and mental health system; join peer support groups; and find a silver lining or appreciate golden moments. Medical Xpress […]

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