UMaine in the News

Blackstone speaks with KCRW about childfree choice

Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine, spoke with KCRW, a public radio station in Santa Monica, about the choice to be childfree and respecting family choices. Blackstone, whose book “Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence” was recently released, said girls are pushed […]

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Hargest recent guest on ‘Maine Calling’

Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show’s focus was growing a garden, with topics including planting, pruning, weeding, whacking and more.

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President Ferrini-Mundy speaks at Presque Isle graduation, The County reports

The County reported that University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke at the graduation ceremony for Presque Isle High School on June 8. Ferrini-Mundy gave the keynote address, speaking of County values and encouraging graduates to strive toward Maine excellence, according to the report. She told the 139 graduating […]

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WVII speaks with Biberstein about summer camps

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Will Biberstein, director of conferences and institutes at the University of Maine, for a report on youth camps that UMaine is hosting this summer. “I think everybody has different interests and what we’re trying to do is provide opportunities for all interests out there,” said Biberstein. Besides sports-focused camps, the […]

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Vice talks with Gill, Sandweiss about surviving climate crisis

Vice cited University of Maine scientists Jacquelyn Gill and Dan Sandweiss in its article “Actually Humans Probably Will Survive the Climate Crisis.” Vice referenced a March tweet by Gill: “With the fossil record, the Earth is literally teaching us how to get through this. That makes me want to roll up my sleeves.” The paleoecologist […]

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Coach Vachon talks with WABI about youth hoop camps

Amy Vachon, coach of two-time defending America East champion University of Maine women’s basketball team, talked with WABI (channel 5) about three summer hoop camps for girls. Camp options include an overnight camp, day camp and one-day high school elite camp. For information and registration details for these camps, and all Black Bear sport camps, […]

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Pen Bay Pilot previews ‘From Behind the Wall 2.0’ exhibit in Belfast

Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted an exhibit of art created by inmates of the Maine State Prison in Warren that’s on display through Aug. 30 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The exhibit, “From Behind the Wall 2.0,” includes paintings, fine furniture and sculpture, including a life-size carving of a golden eagle. For […]

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