UMaine in the News

Hargest, Holland speak with Centralmaine.com about plant sales

Pamela Hargest, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist, and Lynne Holland, an Extension community education specialist, talked with Centralmaine.com about the return of plant sales and the increasing number of online shoppers. The story also referenced a bulletin developed by UMaine Extension staff that outlines best practices for plant sale donors and buyers.

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Dill talks media about spike in Maine dog tick numbers

Griffin Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab manager, noted that the reports of dog ticks in Maine so far this spring have skyrocketed in a Bangor Daily News story. Dill noted that dog ticks do not carry Lyme disease but can cause discomfort, especially for pets. He recommends avoiding areas where ticks might […]

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NPR talks with Blackstone about declining birth rate in the U.S.

Amy Blackstone, a University of Maine professor of sociology, appeared on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition to discuss the declining birth rate in the U.S., suggesting that a number of factors impact birth rates including a lack of support for working mothers and a trend toward having children later in life.

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Pen Bay Pilot reports on Winski, Kreutz study of sea ice cover

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research findings suggesting that the sea ice cover in the Southern Hemisphere has exhibited seasonal variability for millennia. Dominic Winski, a UMaine research assistant professor, and Karl Kreutz, a UMaine professor, studied the chemistry of a 54,000-year-old ice core sampled from the South […]

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WABI cites Ferrini-Mundy testimony against ban on transgender females in school sports

WABI (Channel 5) and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported that Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine System vice chancellor for research and innovation and president of the University of Maine, testified before the state legislature against a bill seeking to block transgender females from participating in school sports, including college, intercollegiate and intramural sports.  

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AP reports on alternate graduation ceremonies for UMaine, UMS

The Associated Press reported that six University of Maine System campuses held virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The University of Maine had already completed most graduation activities for the Orono campus. New England Cable News (in Boston), The Telegraph and the Westport News shared the AP story.

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BDN speaks with Dill about grubs

The Bangor Daily News talked with Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, about controlling grubs that destroy lawns. WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) shared the BDN story.

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