UMaine in the News

BDN speaks with Fitzgerald on starting a last-minute summer garden

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Caragh Fitzgerald, an associate extension professor and gardening expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on planting a last-minute summer garden. Beginning a garden toward the end of spring is possible, but requires specific strategies for success, the article states. Fitzgerald recommends consulting the Maine Organic […]

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Kirby quoted in Press Herald article on chemical-free pest management

The Portland Press Herald quoted Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article on ways to manage pests without chemical-based pesticides. The use of synthetic pesticides on private property is now banned in South Portland, creating an opportunity for the public to learn more about […]

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Allan interviewed for Dayton Daily News article on normalization of hazing

The Dayton Daily News interviewed Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education at the University of Maine, for an article on the normalization of hazing. “You hear people rationalize it or dismiss it or minimize it, saying, ‘Oh, no, no, that wasn’t hazing, that was just an initiation, or that was just a tradition, or […]

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BDN reports on search consultant for UMaine’s next AD

The Bangor Daily News reported that Gene DiFilippo, the managing director of Turnkey Search, will be the consultant for the University of Maine’s national search for its next permanent athletics director to replace former AD Karlton Creech. DiFilippo will meet with UMaine officials and staff, including the search committee chair, Vice President for Student Life […]

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MedicalXpress publishes UMaine release on regenerative tissue database

MedicalXpress carried a University of Maine news release about a new database for regenerative tissue capabilities in animals, created by researchers at UMaine and the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor. The Comparative Models of Regeneration Database, or RegenDbase, can be used by researchers to compare gene expression patterns between animals with different regeneration capacities. […]

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Stancioff to speak at garden tour advanced by Village Soup

Village Soup previewed the 27th Annual Georges River Land Trust Gardens in the Watershed tour, where one of the speakers will be Esperanza Stancioff, an extension professor and climate change educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Stancioff will give a talk titled “Climate Change Effects on Zones and Planting in Maine” at 2 […]

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Ferrini-Mundy UMaine’s new president, Inside Higher Ed reports

Inside Higher Ed published a list of new presidents and provosts at colleges and universities in the United States, including the University of Maine. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, the chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation, was chosen to be the president of UMaine and UMaine at Machias, the report states.

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WVII, WABI cover hazing prevention summit at UMaine

WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) covered the hazing prevention summit at the University of Maine June 13 and 14. Representatives from six schools across the country and UMaine met to assess the efforts of each institution to prevent hazing, and to see which strategies are more effective. The other universities involved are Dartmouth […]

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