UMaine in the News

Mainebiz reports UMaine part of statewide hub for PPE production

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine is part of a statewide production hub for personal protective equipment for health care workers. The team operates under the Maine Emergency Management Agency and includes UMaine, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MaineHealth, St. Joseph Hospital, Northern Light Health, Manufacturers Association of […]

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The Fish Site profiles Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research

The Fish Site wrote an article about the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin. CCAR is a business incubator that has helped to launch some of the state’s most innovative aquaculture businesses, and is focused on advancing the knowledge and capabilities of aquaculture for the benefit of the people of […]

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BDN speaks with Kirby, Dill about black flies

The Bangor Daily News spoke with University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff Clay Kirby, an insect diagnostician, and Jim Dill, a pest management specialist, for an article about black flies. “There are between 40 and 50 different [black fly] species in Maine, and just a handful of them actually go after people. I don’t know […]

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UMM to offer early college summer program, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine at Machias plans to offer an Early College Summer Institute, tentatively planned for July 2020. The program is designed for about 60 high school students to focus on three different academic areas: graphic novel, wildlife law, and psychology and community studies. The program is among four education […]

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Press Herald speaks with Morrison about remote learning and teaching

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Mia Morrison, an adviser and lecturer in instructional technology with the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, for an article about the “new normal” of learning at home for Maine’s PreK-12 students and teachers. The piece profiled a second-grade class at Portland’s Lyseth Elementary School, showing how […]

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Media report on virtual Commencement celebrations 

News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on virtual Commencement celebrations held by University of Maine System campuses, including the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias. “Every graduating class — of course, it’s such a special time,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “We’re so proud of what they’ve accomplished, and we’re […]

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BDN speaks with Garland about how to prepare raised beds

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on how to prepare raised beds for spring planting, including checking to see if existing raised beds need any repairs before planting. “The big thing is to look out for nails and screws and other […]

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Centralmaine.com advances Extension pick-your-own management webinar

Centralmaine.com advanced an online webinar focused on best management practices for pick-your-own operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The virtual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 12, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. The webinar is free and no registration is required. More information […]

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