UMaine in the News

Morning Ag Clips announces registration open for Maine Grass Farmers Network conference

Morning Ag Clips reported registration is open for the Maine Grass Farmers Network (MGFN) Annual Conference 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. March 23 at Kennebec County Community College in Hinckley. University of Maine Cooperative Extension partners with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and other producers to host the conference. Livestock producers are invited to learn […]

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Forecaster interviews Wertheim about hunger summit

The Forecaster interviewed Frank Wertheim, an Extension educator in agriculture and horticulture with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. The summit will be held in Maine for the first time March 14–16 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and is co-sponsored by the USM […]

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WVII speaks with Ralph about sports facilities plan

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Ken Ralph, director of athletics at the University of Maine, about the university’s sports “facilities master plan.” One of Ralph’s goals is to have every sport playing on campus. He said UMaine is exploring different renovation and building plans for all its facilities and sports teams, and that the space […]

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VillageSoup announces Waldo County Extension offering scholarships

VillageSoup announced the Waldo County Extension Association and Maine 4-H Foundation are offering a $1,500 scholarship for graduating Waldo County seniors. The scholarship is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a degree that aligns with the mission of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, which is to help Maine people improve their lives through an […]

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WABI, WVII interview Jacobs about recess policy study

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Lauren Jacobs, a lecturer in kinesiology and physical education at the University of Maine, about her recent study focusing on different elementary school policies for deciding when it’s too cold for students to go outside for recess. Her 2017 survey yielded insights into policies based on many […]

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The Atlantic quotes Brewer in article about Huey Long

The Atlantic quoted Mark Brewer, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, in an article about American politician Huey Long. Long’s career illustrates what could happen if a left-wing politician channeled a similar message and disregard for political conventions as President Donald Trump, the article states. Brewer said the support for the […]

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WABI covers Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

WABI (Channel 5) covered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration at the University of Maine. Originally scheduled for Jan. 21, the event was moved to March 2 due to inclement weather. The celebration of King’s life, legacy and dedication to diversity included food and music, and was co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area […]

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Sun Journal interviews Fried for article on women in politics

The Sun Journal interviewed Amy Fried, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, for an article about women in politics. Women have increased their numbers in positions of political power, but there’s still a long way to go, the article states. “Certainly there has been a big increase in the number of […]

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