UMaine in the News

Kathmandu Post cites UMaine Extension bulletin in report on washing produce

The Kathmandu Post included information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in the article, “Worried about pesticides? Scrub them away.” When washing leafy greens, UMaine Extension recommends a vinegar and water mixture, according to the bulletin, “Best Ways to Wash Fruits and Vegetables.” The publication also advises consumers stay away from soap or commercial […]

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Daily Mail article on 41,000-year-old worms includes Gill’s tweets

Tweets by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist and climate scientist at the University of Maine, were included in the Daily Mail article, “Scientists awaken 41,000-year-old worms from Siberian permafrost (or did they?): Debate rages over ‘unheard of’ findings described in recent study.” A team of microbiologists announced last year that they had resurrected nematodes that had […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews backyard poultry workshop in South Paris

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County will hold a workshop on raising backyard poultry 1–3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the UMaine Extension office in South Paris. UMaine Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will discuss poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition. Prospective and beginning small-scale egg producers will gain […]

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WVII reports on nurse practitioner residency program at PCHC

WVII (Channel 7) reported Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is partnering with the University of Maine School of Nursing, Harrington Family Health Care and Hometown Health Care in Newport to help fill the shortage of nurse practitioners in Maine. The reestablished nurse practitioner residency program, made possible by a $1.7 million U.S. Health Resources & […]

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News Center Maine advances seaweed bread taste test

News Center Maine reported on a consumer taste test of bread made with Maine seaweed that will take place 11 a.m.–4 p.m. July 14 at the Westin Portland Harborview hotel in downtown Portland. University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture graduate student Laurel Simone and professor Mary Ellen Camire are leading the test as […]

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Calderwood, Handley discuss blueberries on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Lily Calderwood, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, and David Handley, a vegetable and small fruit specialist with UMaine Extension and cooperating professor of horticulture, were recent guests on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show focused on blueberries, and what the iconic Maine product means […]

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Citizen scientists sought for monarch butterfly study, Z107.3 reports

Z107.3 reported researchers at the University of Maine are seeking the help of citizen scientists to study the monarch butterfly. Using the Monarch Model Validator app, volunteers can help collect information about the butterflies that travel to Maine, the report states. More about the app and project is online. 

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CityLab includes data compiled by Gabe in report on creative class growth

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the CityLab article, “Maps reveal where the creative class is growing,” by Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic. One of the most troubling trends of the past decade is the deepening geographic […]

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