UMaine in the News

Ellsworth American reports on UMaine, UMM special ed collaboration

The Ellsworth American published a University of Maine news release announcing a special education collaboration between UMaine and the University of Maine at Machias. Starting this fall, undergraduate students majoring in education at both universities will be able to count certain 400-level courses toward a master’s degree in special education. The collaboration is part of […]

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Piscataquis Observer advances winter backyard poultry workshop

The Piscataquis Observer reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County will hold a free winter care workshop for small-scale poultry producers Sept. 26. The program will be offered 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 6–8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft. Workshop topics will include poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition, demonstrations […]

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BDN interviews Jackson about importance of farmers

Tori Jackson, a professor of agriculture and natural resources with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article “If you enjoy food and clothing, you know why farmers are important.” Jackson, who works with farmers around Maine, said beyond growing crops, farmers provide an important link between people and […]

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Moran speaks with Kennebec Journal about start of apple-picking season

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the Kennebec Journal article “Apple-picking season begins — ready or not.” As orchards around Maine marked the start of the apple-picking season, experts said crops may need some time to catch […]

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BDN reports on mixed martial arts event at Collins Center

The Bangor Daily News advanced a recent mixed martial arts event at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts. The center hosted a New England Fights production of “NEF 40: School of Hard Knocks” on Sept. 7. “The arts is a very broad term,” said Danny Williams, executive director of the Collins Center. […]

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Media cover U.S. Senate field hearing at tick lab

A number of media outlets reported that Sen. Susan Collins held a Senate field hearing Thursday at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab to promote a bill to boost federal funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The Portland Press Herald reported the TICK Act, sponsored by Collins and Sen. Angus King, […]

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Smart Cities Dive cites UMaine leadership in mass timber research

Smart Cities Dive listed the University of Maine as one of 10 universities to receive a combined $1 million in grants for mass timber projects. Mass timber is lauded for its ability to help cities reduce carbon footprints. The structures can last up to 100 years and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, according to the […]

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Allen an expert source for WVII’s Summit to Shore series

Katherine Allen talked with WVII (Channel 7) for the second part of its Summit to Shore series that focused on the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. The assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute studies the ocean’s history by analyzing […]

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AP reports on Minecraft project to educate youth about space

The Associated Press announced that University of Illinois and University of Maine researchers are working on a project to use the video game Minecraft to get students interested in science and space. University of Illinois educational psychology professor H. Chad Lane leads the project and UMaine astrophysicist Neil F. Comins is a collaborator. The team […]

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