UMaine in the News

Islander advances discussion with Cox on Fire of ’47

The Mount Desert Islander previewed a discussion titled “Fact and Fiction: The Fire of ’47” to take place at the Southwest Harbor Public Library from 5:30–7 p.m. Aug. 14. The discussion will feature research by Sean Cox, a historian and Honors Associate at the University of Maine, and a reading by Matty Dalrymple from her […]

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The County interviews Porter for report on potato research

The County interviewed Greg Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management at the University of Maine, for a report on a field day at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm, and ongoing potato research. Porter leads the potato breeding program at the farm, the largest of UMaine’s five agricultural experiment stations, the article states. Research at […]

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VillageSoup reports UMaine to offer annual CIFF course

VillageSoup reported the University of Maine will offer its annual documentary film course including participation in the Camden International Film Festival Sept. 13–16. In addition to the festival, where students can network with filmmakers and industry leaders, the course includes four preparatory classes on the critical language, history and potentials of documentary filmmaking, according to […]

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BDN interviews Drummond about bee habitat publication

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Francis Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for an article about a new report he co-authored, “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States.” The report covers 401 bee species in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont — 275 of […]

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On the Water features Golet’s yellowfin tuna research

On the Water magazine highlighted research by Walter Golet, a research assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences, in an article on yellowfin tuna, which are slightly overfished in the Atlantic. Golet’s team was awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, with support from the NOAA Cooperative Research Program and […]

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Self magazine cites Borkum’s migraine research

Research by Jonathan Borkum, an adjunct associate professor of psychology at the University of Maine, was cited in a Self magazine story on migraines. Various weather conditions can trigger migraines in some people. These include bright sunlight, extreme heat or cold, sun glare, high humidity, dry air, high winds, storms and changes in atmospheric pressure, […]

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WABI reports on Maine AFL-CIO Labor Summer Institute

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 2018 Maine AFL-CIO Labor Summer Institute held Aug. 8-9 at the University of Maine. The institute provided an opportunity to have open lines of communication and discuss the past and future of labor unions. The gathering included delegates from Hungary and Germany, according to WABI. Union members and students […]

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Daily Mail cites UMaine study in articles on pet foxes, bonding with cats

A study published by University of Maine researchers in 2011 was cited in Daily Mail articles on breeding foxes to be less aggressive and forming emotional bonds with cats. A 60-year study in Russia has been experimenting with breeding foxes to develop tame and aggressive breeds, the former of which could be suitable as pets. […]

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Media report on celebration of DOT grant for Composites Center

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, Construction Dive and For Construction Pros reported on the Aug. 8 testing of a bridge and celebration of a $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve transportation in Maine at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. UMaine […]

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