UMaine in the News

Seacoastonline reports on Dagher’s talk about offshore wind in York

Seacoastonline.com covered a talk by Habib Dagher at the York Community Auditorium. “I asked myself, what is the world going to look like for our children,” said the executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. “The challenge is to work together to use offshore wind to electrify heating […]

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Media announce DHHS funding to fight opioid emergency

News Center Maine, Mainebiz, WVII (Channel 7) and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine received nearly $500,000 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to fight the opioid crisis. The money will be used to increase community-based training for behavioral health students. In total, Maine health centers, […]

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BDN publishes Glover’s op-ed about how Portugal addressed opioid crisis

The Bangor Daily News published Rob Glover’s op-ed “Look to Portugal to address the opioid crisis.” He advised the United States and Maine could learn from Portugal’s approach to its nightmarish situation in the 1990s, when roughly 1 in 10 individuals was using heroin. “Portugal’s prisons brimmed with those convicted of drug-related crime. High-risk behaviors […]

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UMaine mentioned in PPH editorial lauding Alzheimer’s research

The Portland Press Herald mentioned the University of Maine in its editorial about Northern Light Health’s initiative to research Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive diseases related to aging. “In the oldest state in the nation, finding a cure has never been more important,” the editorial board wrote. “Maine is a good location for such research, […]

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Daily Bulldog highlights 4-H Summer of Science program

The Daily Bulldog wrote about a 4-H Summer of Science activity — building catapults to launch pom poms across a carpeted floor — led by Tara Marble at the Farmington Public Library. Marble is youth coordinator for Franklin County’s 4-H program, which is part of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Each week, participants explore a […]

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Down East shares a tip about ‘Green Growth’ spruce beer

Down East magazine wrote about the collaboration between the University of Maine School of Forest Resources and Marsh Island Brewing that has resulted in a spruce beer called Green Growth. Dan Hayes, assistant professor of geospatial analysis and remote sensing, and Aaron Weiskittel, professor of forest biometrics and modeling, “started kicking around an idea” a […]

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Carter, Brzozowski, Carlson speak on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’ podcast

Three University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff members were recent guests on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” podcast — Hannah Carter, dean of UMaine Extension; Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator; and Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility coordinator. The show focused on the reach of UMaine Extension across the entire state, especially through programs like Maine AgrAbility and […]

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Yarborough talks with Associated Press about wild blueberry harvest

David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist emeritus with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Associated Press that a cold winter and a wet, cold spring are likely culprits for another difficult summer for Maine’s wild blueberry industry. He said the total harvest might be about 50 million pounds, which would be similar to last […]

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