UMaine in the News

UMaine mentioned in media reports of CLT firm expanding to Maine

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and Woodworking Network reported the nation’s first manufacturer of cross-laminated timber plans to set up shop in Maine, with a goal of creating 100 jobs at a $22 million mill. SmartLam, LLC of Montana still seeks a mill site, but has committed to building a factory in Maine […]

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Socolow quoted in Mainebiz article on Maine Public’s future

Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, spoke with Mainebiz for a report about Maine Public’s future. Mark Vogelzang, Maine Public’s president and CEO, said the company’s upcoming five-year strategic plan will continue to focus on content and technology. “Mainers recognize the value of public broadcasting perhaps to […]

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Creech to take University of Denver post, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WVII (Channel 7), WABI (Channel 5), Sun Journal and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has been named vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver. Creech will take over May 1, overseeing 17 […]

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Stancioff, Signs of Seasons cited in Press Herald article on observing climate changes

Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald column about data collected by naturalists and citizen scientists who witness climate changes. Stancioff said she sees a strong resurgence of citizen scientists involved in organized efforts, such as the program she helps […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production

VillageSoup reported a cast of seven University of Maine students, including sophomore Curran Grant of South Thomaston, will bring the School of Performing Arts’ production of “Stupid F##king Bird,” Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” to the stage beginning Friday, Feb. 23. The adaption follows the same general story as “The Seagull,” […]

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UMaine Extension publication cited in Press Herald’s ‘Maine Gardener’ column

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication was cited in the latest column in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” series. In the article, “Spring into action: A brief guide to starting your own seeds,” the author points to UMaine Extension’s bulletin, “Starting seeds at home,” which includes a list of dates telling gardeners when […]

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Senior College announces spring session, Republican Journal reports

The Republican Journal reported the spring curriculum for Senior College at Belfast 2018 includes a variety of classes in literature, history, language, gardening, technology, philosophy, art and science. Spring session begins March 22. Classes run for six consecutive Thursdays, ending April 26. All classes are offered at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, […]

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Media report on finalists named for UMaine presidency

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WVII (Channel 7) and Mainebiz reported on the four finalists that have been named for the University of Maine presidency. Each candidate will visit Maine in coming weeks, making stops at both UMaine in Orono and the University of Maine at Machias to meet with staff […]

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Birkel cited in BDN article on flooded bear dens

Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “Bear expert: flooded dens a threat to bears, not people.” Heavy flooding from rain occurred earlier than usual this year, according to Jennifer Vashon, the biologist who oversees the […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald article on lobster industry

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about the popularity of live lobsters in Asia. Two-thirds of the live lobster sold overseas by the U.S. last year went to Asia, up 36 percent from the year before. The growth in the $231.9 million Asian market is welcomed by the Maine […]

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