UMaine in the News

Gill quoted in Quartz article on GEDs, community college

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine and a well-known science communicator, was quoted in a Quartz article about GEDs and community college. The General Educational Development (GED) is a test resulting in a diploma for students who do not complete traditional high school. The article focused […]

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BDN reports UMaine engineering students help plan Orrington business park

The Bangor Daily News reported a group of University of Maine engineering students helped plan a business park in Orrington for their senior capstone project. According to the article, Orrington has been waiting more than 10 years to develop an industrial park along the Penobscot River, where companies produced paper-making chemicals for decades. The Riverfront […]

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VillageSoup previews Heather Hamlin’s lobster talk

VillageSoup previewed a talk by Heather Hamlin, associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, about the impact of ocean acidification on Maine’s lobster population. The talk will be at noon May 21 at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. Hamlin will discuss her research on how lower water pH affects the life […]

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Morning Ag Clips reports registration open for 4-H June Jamboree

Morning Ag Clips reported registration is open for University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s annual June Jamboree that begins at 5 p.m. June 14 and ends after lunch June 16, at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The event for Maine 4-H families is designed to help youth learn about the care, health and wellness of livestock; fitting and […]

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WVII, Q106.5 FM report traffic expected for UMaine commencement ceremonies

WVII (Channel 7) and Q106.5 FM reported University of Maine Commencement-related traffic is expected in the Orono area Friday and Saturday. Maine Department of Transportation highway signs on Interstate 95 are warning of traffic delays at exits 191 and 193, the closest to the UMaine campus, WVII reported. Commencement events begin May 10 with the […]

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BDN advances Ph.D. student’s talk on woodcock research

In an article about woodcocks, the Bangor Daily News reported Alexander Fish, a University of Maine doctoral candidate in wildlife biology who studies woodcocks, will present research findings May 10 at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. Fish uses GPS tracking to study the birds’ migratory patterns to try to learn more about their […]

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WVII announces bog boardwalk call for volunteers

WVII (Channel 7) announced the Orono Bog Boardwalk is calling for volunteers this weekend to help get the boardwalk ready for opening day later this month. According to the boardwalk director, Jim Bird, 47 sections are being replaced as part of an ongoing project. Located on the eastern edge of the Rolland F. Perry City […]

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CapeCod.com reports UMaine scallop research to receive NOAA, NEFMC grant

CapeCod.com reported a University of Maine research survey is among 13 projects to receive funding from the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program run by NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). The program is designed to address research questions that support management of the sea scallop resource, […]

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