UMaine in the News

Turner Publishing previews invasive forest pest workshop

Turner Publishing reported the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a workshop July 29 in Lisbon Falls as part of the Invasive Forest Pest Outreach Program. The event is for those interested in learning about the history of invasive pests in Maine, how to identify […]

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UMaine Extension offers online hay directory, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release about a statewide online hay directory for buyers and sellers of hay, straw and silage that is managed by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Sellers can list their products with details including location and type. Buyers can search for sources by county and the […]

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Johnson speaks with WAGM about this year’s potato crop

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) spoke with Steve Johnson, a professor and crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a report about this year’s predicted potato crop. This planting season has started slowly for many farmers, with temperatures remaining below average, deep into June, according to the report. Johnson said crops could […]

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Terrell House, Blais featured in BDN article on permaculture

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article on how to get started with permaculture, a design system that works with patterns in nature to build a garden that is self-sustaining and less dependent on external additives like chemical fertilizers or outside water supplies. Anyone can learn the system and how […]

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Socolow cited in media reports on the end of Mad Magazine

Several news organizations around the world including Smithsonian magazine and Radio-Canada cited Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, in reports about Mad Magazine no longer publishing new content. After a 67-year run, the satirical publication will disappear from newsstands after the release of its August issue, Smithsonian […]

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Media advance STEM research, career symposium at Hutchinson Center

Penobscot Bay Pilot and Republican Journal reported the public is invited to attend a free research and career symposium 5–7 p.m. July 12 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The event will feature a keynote address by Kristina Cammen, an assistant professor of marine mammal science in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. […]

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Harvesters sought to help with shellfish survey, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the scientists at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center are looking for volunteers to help conduct a shellfish survey that aims to improve the management and conservation of clam flats and mussel beds. Current and previous shellfish license holders are sought to help with the July survey on the tidal […]

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Gill quoted in Bloomberg Environment article on Alaska budget cuts

Bloomberg Environment quoted Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist and climate scientist at the University of Maine, in the article, “Alaska budget cuts could hurt Arctic, environmental research.” The University of Alaska’s Arctic research faces an uncertain future as it waits for the final word on a possible $135 million cut to state funding for this fiscal […]

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New York Times quotes Fried in report on Sen. Susan Collins

Amy Fried, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was cited in a New York Times article about whether Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will run and win again in 2020. Collins said she would decide in the fall if she would seek re-election, but for now, she is behaving like a candidate, […]

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