UMaine in the News

News Report on Pine Needle/Tamiflu Project

WABI television broadcast a Monday report about a UMaine chemistry research effort.  A team led by professors Ray Fort and Barbara Cole, both of whom were interviewed in the story, are developing better ways to extract a specific acid from pine needles.  That acid is a primary ingredient in Tamiflu, a medicine commonly used to […]

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Charity Golf Tournament Donation Benefits Extension Youth Learning Centers

The Midcoast Village Soup newspapers reported in the Herald Gazette recently that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove have received a $20,000 donation from the Oct. 29 Wentworth Charities Golf Classic Tournament at the Samoset Report in Rockport. The donation will support a variety of […]

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Fogler Library Program Highlighted

The Town Report Digitization Project was the subject of a Bangor Daily News story. UMaine’s Fogler Library is one of the partners on the project. Friends of Fogler Library is sponsoring a presentation about the project at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15., in the Special Collections Reading Room on the third floor of the library.

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Verso Working With UMaine Researchers

A Bangor Daily News story about a planned $40 million boiler-turbine project at the Verso Paper Co. mill in Bucksport included comments about the company’s work with UMaine researchers to develop new projects in order to remain profitable in the paper market. Verso spokesman Bill Cohen said UMaine is doing research in Orono and tests […]

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Channel 5 Reports on Weekend Events

WABI television broadcast Saturday reports about weekend UMaine events.  One story described Culturefest, UMaine’s annual celebration of diversity in its community.  The other story reported on Girl Scouts from around Maine visiting UMaine to learn about engineering programs and opportunities.

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Brewer in Political Reports

Mark Brewer of the UMaine political science faculty was quoted in an Associated Press story published in Sunday’s Laconia Citizen the York Weekly and other papers.  The story looked at the impact of early voting on the Maine governor’s race.  He also commented in a Maine Today Media report on Maine polling in the days […]

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AP notes UMaine chemistry/Tamiflu research

Sunday’s Boston Globe included an Associated Press story featuring comments from UMaine chemistry professor Ray Fort.  The story described research by Fort and his colleagues, who are testing a new process for extracting shikimic acid, an important ingredient in Tamiflu, from pine needles. At 6 p.m. Sunday, it was the most emailed story on the […]

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Peterson Churchill Downs Work Referenced

A Bloodhorse.com story describes concerns about drought-included conditions at the Churchill Downs race track in Kentucky, site of this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup.  The story notes that UMaine engineering professor Mick Peterson, an expert on race track surfaces, has been consulting with track officials as they work to prepare the surface and that he will be […]

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Fried Comments in Early Voting Story

UMaine political scientist Amy Fried is quoted in a Friday Bangor Daily News report about the impact of early voting on this week’s Maine gubernatorial election.  She also commented in a Maine Public Radio story about the impact of polls on that same election.

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Maine Edge Previews Innovation Symposium

Deb Neuman, director of UMaine’s Target Technology Incubator, is the lead resource in a Maine Edge story previewing the Nov. 10 Invention to Venture symposium, scheduled for the Black Bear Inn in Orono.  The symposium will feature an address by David Kappos, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC.

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