UMaine in the News

Hopkins speaks with BDN about container gardening

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kathryn Hopkins, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, for the article, “A beginner’s guide to container gardening.” Growing crops and flowers in containers instead of in a traditional garden plot is easy to start, relatively inexpensive and space efficient, according to the article. It also provides more […]

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Free Press advances poet Richard Blanco’s Hutchinson Center reading

The Free Press reported poet Richard Blanco will give a free public talk and reading celebrating the union of diversity, imagery and poetry June 8 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. He also will sign copies of his books, including his latest, “How to Love a Country.” In 2013, President Barack Obama […]

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Media report on fall risk mitigation study at Orono nursing home

WABI (Channel 5), News Center Maine and The Penobscot Times reported University of Maine researchers are working with residents of the Orono Commons nursing home to evaluate the potential for group exercise to reduce fall risk and improve balance. Christopher Nightingale, assistant professor of physical education and athletic training, and Jennifer McNulty, lecturer in health education and […]

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Penobscot Times previews June star shows at Emera Astronomy Center

The Penobscot Times previewed the June star show lineup at the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center. Shows will include “Cell! Cell! Cell!” 2 p.m June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; “Cosmic Colors,” 10 a.m. June 4; “Incoming!” 7 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28; “The Little Star That Could,” 2 p.m. June […]

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Penobscot Times advances UMaine Extension’s Maine Solar Sprint

The Penobscot Times published a University of Maine news release announcing the 2019 Maine Solar Sprint race, which will be held June 8 at the University of Maine. The 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. event, now in its 25th year, is free and open to the public. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program challenges students […]

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GQ quotes Brewer in report on Democrats running for president, Senate seats

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was cited in the GQ magazine article, “Presidential ambitions might kill the Democrats’ chance of retaking the Senate.” The GOP currently holds a 53–47 majority in the Senate, which means that if Democrats win the White House, they must net three Senate seats in […]

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Grad student speaks with WVII about browntail moth caterpillars

Karla Boyd, a University of Maine graduate student and research assistant in the School of Biology and Ecology, was interviewed by WVII (Channel 7) for a report about browntail moth caterpillars in the state. According to UMaine researchers, browntail moth caterpillar webs have been spotted in Bangor, Orono and Old Town. The forest caterpillars attack […]

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Vachon to be inducted as Maine Sports Legend, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Amy Vachon, University of Maine women’s basketball head coach, is among a seven-person class to be inducted into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors in June. The honorees were chosen by regional committees for their accomplishments and contributions to youth and sports in Maine, according to the article. Vachon […]

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