UMaine in the News

Coverage Of Reality TV Series Tryouts

NESN.com covered the tryouts held Thursday at UMaine for “Schooled,” NESN’s new reality series. Three UMaine students will be selected to take part in a battle of intelligence-based challenges against students from other New England schools. NESN has a video of some of the potential contestants on its website. WLBZ also reported on the tryouts.

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Business Professor Comments On Maine Census Data

Comments from UMaine’s John Mahon were included in a USA Today story which analyzed 2010 Census numbers for the state of Maine. Mahon, a business expert, said the north-south population split revealed in the numbers reflects real regional tensions in that southern Maine residents resent money that goes to northern areas for social services, but […]

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News Reports About Bird Migration Workshop

WLBZ and WVII reported Thursday’s meeting of the Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network at UMaine. UMaine ornithologist Rebecca Holberton, one of the coordinators of the network, was interviewed about the need for monitoring the patterns of migrating birds in the Gulf of Maine.

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Sandweiss Comments in Science Magazine Story

Comments from Prof. Dan Sandweiss of the UMaine anthropology faculty are included in a Science Magazine story about new findings — reported this week in Science — about the earliest settlement of the Americas.  Lead author Michael Waters of Texas A&M University writes about a discovery in Texas that “tells us once and for all […]

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Students Interviewed for NESN Reality Game Show

Several UMaine students who turned out for a casting call for the new reality quiz show “Schooled,” to begin airing on the New England Sports Network in the fall, were interviewed for a Wednesday evening news report on Channel 2 (WLBZ).

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Labor Historian In New York Times

A New York Times article about Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to take down a mural in the state Department of Labor offices included comments from UMaine labor historian Charles Scontras. He told the newspaper removing the mural would be an example of an attempt to erase history. Scontras was also quoted in the Waterville Morning […]

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Business Expert Comments On Effects Of Japan Disaster

Comments from UMaine business Professor John Mahon were included in a Bangor Daily News story about the ongoing economic effects of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this month. Mahon said food prices have started to rise on speculation, and the cost of borrowing may also rise as the Japanese are forced to […]

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Ecologist Interviewed About Vernal Pools

Maine Public Radio interviewed Aram Calhoun, a UMaine professor of wetland ecology, about a proposal before the Maine legislature to loosen restrictions on development near vernal pools. Calhoun told the interviewer a reduction of buffers could wipe out pool-breeding amphibians in Maine. She added that since 2006 no permits have been denied because of a […]

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Composites Center Comments On Use Of Blast-Resistant Structures In Earthquake Zones

The blast-resistant technology developed at the UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center could also be used in areas where earthquakes occur, officials at the center told WLBZ television. Center Director Habib Dagher and Larry Parent, assistant director of operations and program management, who were interviewed for the story, said blast-resistant structures have been tested […]

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Kaye Appears on TV News, Will Co-Host ‘Maine Seniors’ Radio Program

Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging and professor of social work, appeared as a guest on Senior Spotlight on Channel 5 (WABI) and on a Channel 7 (WVII) newscast recently to talk about an upcoming conference, “Substance Abuse in Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic: The 6th Annual University of Maine […]

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