UMaine in the News

Media reports on Community Learning for Maine launch

The Sun Journal reported on the launch of the Community Learning for Maine (CL4ME) website, a Maine-based resource that aims to support schools, organizations and communities during remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The website is run by Rural Aspirations and was developed with help from the University of Maine’s College of […]

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WAGM, Wiscasset Newspaper cite UMaine Extension in articles on ticks

WAGM (Channel 8) and Wiscasset Newspaper cited University of Maine Cooperative Extension in articles on preventing tick-borne disease. UMaine Extension’s Tick Lab offers free tick identification, as well as testing for common tick-borne diseases, according to the articles. More information is online. 

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Bisson, Ballman recent guests on ‘Maine Calling’

University of Maine staff members Beth Bisson, Maine Sea Grant associate director and marine extension program leader, and Elissa Ballman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology, were recent guests on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The topic of the show was citizen science, including ways to contribute to citizen science […]

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BDN speaks with Dumas about at-home cooking projects

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Rob Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine, for an article about at-home cooking projects that are not sourdough bread. “Sourdough has certainly been the most trendy cooking project of the quarantine,” he said. “The world is probably oversaturated with sourdough and there isn’t much flour […]

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Centralmaine.com promotes Riordan to speak at May 22 online event

Centralmaine.com reported Liam Riordan, a professor of history at the University of Maine, will speak at the Margaret Chase Smith Library’s virtual version of its annual Maine Town Meeting at 10 a.m. May 22 via Zoom. Riordan will talk about Maine’s road to statehood and what characteristics endure and continue to shape the state today. […]

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KJMS reports Charlebois named Goldwater Scholar

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel published a University of Maine news release announcing student Caleigh Charlebois has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship for demonstrating exceptional promise of becoming a next-generation research leader in engineering, mathematics or natural sciences. To be selected for this award, students need to demonstrate breadth and depth of research […]

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MD Islander cites Extension in article on beekeeping

Mount Desert Islander cited University of Maine Cooperative Extension in an article about beekeeping. Bees are a keystone organism, meaning they are an essential part of maintaining the integrity, productivity and sustainability of many types of ecosystems, according to a document created by UMaine Extension highlighting how to understand bees and enhance their habitat, the […]

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Press Herald article on University of Maine System enrollment, completion rates quotes President Ferrini-Mundy

The Portland Press Herald article “Despite pandemic’s disruptions, most UMaine System students stayed on course” quoted Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias. Of about 21,100 undergraduates across Maine’s seven campuses, almost 350 students dropped, for a semester retention rate of 98.4 percent, the same as last spring, […]

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