UMaine in the News

Marketplace quotes Strout in segment on school nurse shortage

Marketplace quoted Kelley Strout, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Maine, in a segment on the shortage of school nurses in the state. According to the CDC, rates of diseases like diabetes and epilepsy, and mental health needs, have increased in children over the past few decades. But fewer than 40 percent […]

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BDN interviews Moran for article about choosing fruit trees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “How to choose the right fruit tree for your yard.” Moran recommends people consider the winter hardiness of fruit trees and the length of their growing season — trees with […]

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Kennebec Journal quotes Hopkins about start of maple season

The Kennebec Journal quoted Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about the beginning of maple season in Maine. “If we have warm days, in the 40s or so, and it’s cold at night, we should have many good sap days,” said Hopkins. “Looking at the weather […]

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BDN reports UMaine representatives to participate in Maine Science Festival

The Bangor Daily News reported representatives from the University of Maine will participate in the annual Maine Science Festival, slated for March 13–17 in the Bangor area. Among the UMaine participants are Han Tan and Kristy Townsend, who will host a Science on Tap event about CRISPR software with scientists from the Jackson Laboratory at […]

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Mount Desert Islander advances March 14 talk by Stack

Mount Desert Islander reported Lois Berg Stack, professor emerita of sustainable agriculture at the University of Maine, will give a presentation on native plants at 1 p.m. March 14 at the Birch Bay Village Inn as part of the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s monthly meeting. The talk will encompass some types of native plants, how […]

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Maine Sea Grant to partner in hosting Seaweed Week, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported University of Maine Sea Grant is a partner in launching the first ever seaweed-focused restaurant week in North America, scheduled for April 26–May 4 in Portland. Seaweed Week will feature sea greens on menus at restaurants, bars, breweries and distilleries, and also will include kelp farm tours, cooking demonstrations and more, the article […]

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VillageSoup previews spider talk by Kirby

VillageSoup previewed a talk by Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the diversity of Maine’s spider species at noon March 19 at the Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. The lecture is part of the Winter Talk series. Admission is $5 or free for members of the […]

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Maine Bound hosts boat nights, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported the Maine Bound Adventure Center at the University of Maine hosts indoor boat nights in the winter, with the last event of the season on March 10 this year. People are welcome to bring any paddle crafts to the Wallace Pool in the Memorial Gym to enjoy the water. “This is […]

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Hess speaks with WVII about flu research

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Sam Hess, a professor of physics at the University of Maine, about his research on new ways to combat the influenza virus. “We’re trying to find a way to attack the virus that doesn’t depend on those mutations that happen from year to year,” Hess said. His team discovered a […]

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