UMaine in the News

Barkan quoted in BDN article on decreased Maine crime rate

Steven Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about recently released statistics that show crime in Maine decreased for the fifth straight year in 2016. According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, crime dropped 8.7 percent from 2015 to 2016, but drug use continues […]

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Undercurrent News cites Wahle in report on Maine lobster decline

Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, spoke with Undercurrent News for the report, “Maine lobsters still hard to find, but prices climbing back for harvesters.” Wahle said it’s not yet clear what’s behind the low harvest. He has been investigating whether climate change may be responsible, causing lobster […]

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UMaine Extension, Maine Harvest for Hunger mentioned in BDN article on gleaning

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “Ancient practice of gleaning returns to Maine.” Gleaning, or gathering leftover crops from farm fields after the farmer has done his or her harvest, is becoming a piece that may help solve Maine’s food insecurity puzzle, the article states. During the […]

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WLBZ reports on pipeline program aimed to fill Maine’s engineer shortage

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on a pipeline program between the University of Maine and Thornton Academy high school in Saco. The program, which aims to fill Maine’s shortage of engineers, allows students to get an engineering degree in just three years, according to the report. “This is the only university in Maine where we have […]

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Hecker, student discuss Flagship Match on WBUR in Boston

Jeffrey Hecker, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Maine, was interviewed by 90.9 WBUR-FM, Boston’s NPR news station, for a report about UMaine’s Flagship Match tuition scholarship program and out-of-state recruiting efforts. Under the match, UMaine discounts out-of-state tuition for students who meet certain academic standards — a “B” […]

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BDN cites Bowen, UMaine Extension in article on safe home-canning methods

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Laurie Bowen, a community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about safe home-canning methods. “There is a shelf life in home canning,” Bowen said. “If properly processed and preserved, food is good for a year [and] that is why we caution that it […]

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Jayasundara’s research featured in NIEHS Global Environmental Health Newsletter

Research conducted by Nishad Jayasundara, an assistant professor of marine physiology at the University of Maine, was featured in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Global Environmental Health Newsletter. Jayasundara has developed a project that integrates his expertise in environmental health research with capacity building to address issues related to environmental health in […]

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First-year students take part in marine sciences boot camp, Free Press reports

The Free Press reported the University of Maine recently held its fifth Boot Camp at UMaine in Orono and the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The three-day orientation program is for first-year students in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, which offers undergraduate degrees with concentrations in marine biology, physical science and aquaculture, according to the […]

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