UMaine in the News

UMaine wood tech featured in NHPR report on what’s next for timber

Several University of Maine initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s forest economy were featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio piece looking at what’s next for New Hampshire timber. The article mentioned several UMaine School of Forest Resources projects that aim to develop new products using wood and wood scraps. The products include new kinds […]

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Media cover 32nd annual Culturefest 

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the 32nd annual Culturefest hosted by the University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association. The family-friendly event featured international cultural exhibits, food, children’s activities, a style show and performances. “It takes weeks and weeks to prepare it,” Orlina Boteva, director of the […]

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BDN reports on research to make invasive green crabs palatable 

The Bangor Daily News reported on research at the University of Maine that aims to make invasive green crabs more palatable. Denise Skonberg, associate professor of food science at UMaine, has been working with green crabs for more than 15 years, the BDN reported. “There’s tons of money [in selling] softshell green crab, but only […]

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Devin featured in Press Herald article on farming among veterans

Anne Devin, veteran outreach coordinator for the Maine AgrAbility program, was featured in the Portland Press Herald article, “Former Marine turned to farming and helps other vets do the same.” Maine AgrAbility is a University of Maine Cooperative Extension program that provides farmers help overcoming disabilities, both physical and emotional. Devin said she has identified […]

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Birkel speaks with BDN about climate change, extreme storms

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Sean Birkel, state climatologist and  research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, for an article about how climate change is causing more extreme storms in the state. Since 2017, there have been three extreme storms in Maine, all resulting in hours of rainfall, high wind speeds, […]

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Press Herald cites offshore wind project in editorial 

The Portland Press Herald mentioned a University of Maine-led initiative in the editorial, “Ocean wind power back on track in Maine.” Maine Aqua Ventus, a one-of-a kind floating wind energy platform, has the funding to build a full-size, one-turbine demonstration project, two miles south of Monhegan Island using technology developed at UMaine, the editorial states. […]

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Students host game marathon fundraiser, News Center Maine reports

News Center Maine reported on a 24-hour game marathon hosted by University of Maine students who partnered with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center to raise money for children receiving care at the hospital. “It’s really a way of taking something we enjoy doing and  leveraging that in order to help children,” said event organizer […]

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Engineering students, faculty featured in study abroad story

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) interviewed engineering faculty members Masoud Rais-Rohani and Olivier Putzeys and students Will Salisbury and Cameron Oxley for its article “University Makes it Easy for STEM Students to Study Abroad.” The University of Maine Department of Mechanical Engineering is making it part of the curriculum to take a semester of […]

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WABI covers opening of Parenting Relationships Research Lab

WABI (Channel 5) attended the opening of the Parenting Relationships Research Lab created by Daniel Puhlman, assistant professor of family studies. Research in the lab will focus on relationships involved in parenting, especially parents’ connections with each other and their children, as well as with grandparents, extended family members, teachers and other caregivers. The Merrill […]

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