UMaine in the News

Mainebiz reports on Top Gun finalists

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs and its partners — the University of Maine, The Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council and Gulf of Maine Research Institute — have named 10 winners of the 2018 Top Gun Program’s semi-final pitch events. Regional pitch events were held in Bangor, Brunswick, Lewiston/Auburn and Portland. Participating entrepreneurs presented […]

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Fundraising on Maine Day focus of Currents magazine story

The May/June issue of Currents, published by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, included a one-page story with photos about Maine Day and the University of Maine Foundation’s Maine Day of Giving. “We wanted to connect the day to a tradition of the university,” said Monique Hashey, University of Maine Foundation director of […]

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NSF highlights UMaine’s SMART Institute

The University of Maine’s Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) that provides high school students with opportunities to be involved in engineering innovative solutions to stormwater problems was highlighted by the National Science Foundation in its news alert. A story about the program is featured in the new online edition of UMaine Today magazine.

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BDN quotes Glover in article on Maine’s attorney general

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Robert Glover, an assistant professor of honors and political science at the University of Maine, for an article about Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, who is a Democratic candidate for governor. In this year’s gubernatorial contest, Mills isn’t alone as a state official in the race, according to the […]

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Press Herald interviews Cryer for report on building teen workforce

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Marc Cryer, director of the Bureau of Labor Education at the University of Maine, for the article, “As businesses face a labor crunch, state pushes to build teen workforce.” With the lowest state unemployment rate in 60 years and many industries struggling to find workers, the Department of Labor […]

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Beal co-writes BDN op-ed on Maine’s clamming industry

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias and director of research at the Downeast Institute, co-wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “How Maine can save its historic clamming industry.” Beal wrote the article with Chad Coffin, a clammer and president of the Maine Clammers […]

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Beal mentioned in Press Herald report on farming littleneck clams

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about a Maine wildlife biologist who is trying to farm littleneck clams. Maine has barely any experience in hard-shell clam aquaculture in part of because wild quahogs have such a limited and uneven […]

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Media cover UMaine’s 216th Commencement ceremonies

The Associated Press, WABI (Channel 5), Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine reported on the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who addressed more than 1,650 students at the morning and afternoon ceremonies, urged graduates to keep in touch with friends, strive to be considerate and active members of society, […]

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AP quotes Wahle in article on lobster industry fears of weaker shells

The Associated Press spoke with Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, for the article, “Lobster industry fears weaker shells but evidence is mixed.” U.S. lobster exports to Asian countries have increased exponentially this decade, and American shippers prefer lobsters with hard, sturdy shells to survive the journey, according […]

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