UMaine in the News

Belfast Bridge-In-A-Backpack Construction Noted

The ongoing Belfast bridge project using technology developed by UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center is highlighted in a Bangor Daily News story. The bridge-in-a-backpack technology has also been used in Pittsfield, Anson and Hermon.

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Radio Stations Plan Saturday Hockey Preview

Fox Sports Maine 97.1, the flagship station for the Black Bear Sports Network, will broadcast a Maine hockey pre-season special Saturday night Sept. 25 from 5-5:30 p.m.  Fox Sports Maine’s Jon Shields will host the program, a commercial-free conversation with Black Bear head coach Tim Whitehead. They will talk about the upcoming season, the Maine […]

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Burnett Discusses Senior Corps Week on Portland Television

Paula Burnett, the RSVP program director in UMaine’s Center on Aging, appeared Wednesday Morning on Portland’s WCSH television to discuss National Senior Corps Week, which is celebrating the accomplishments of volunteers age 55 and over through the Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, and RSVP.

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UMaine Center in Drug Disposal Story

A Thursday Bangor Daily News story describes Saturday’s national drug disposal effort.  More than 100 drop-off sites will be established around Maine for people to turn in unwanted drugs for safe disposal.  The story notes successful efforts by UMaine’s Center on Aging to establish similar programs, including one that has allowed people to return unwanted […]

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Spring Frost Hurting Apple Crop

UMaine Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran is the lead resource in a York Weekly story about Maine’s 2010 apple crop.  She says that yield appears to be down, attributable to a May 11 frost that saw temperatures dip into the low 20s.  Southern Maine orchards were hit harder than those in northern Maine.

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Hamilton Featured in Rolling Stone Glacier Story

UMaine Climate Change Institute glaciologist Gordon Hamilton is featured in a Rolling Stone Magazine story about the accelerated melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.  Writer Ben Wallace-Wells spent time with Hamilton and his colleagues during an expedition to Greenland.  The story also makes reference to the work of Hamilton’s UMaine graduate student Leigh […]

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Cyr Offers Dietary, Lifestyle Advice for Overweight Children

In an interview with Channel 7 (WVII) on Sept. 22, kinesiologist and physical education researcher Nellie Cyr of the UMaine College of Education and Human Development discussed healthy dietary and lifestyle measures parents and schools can encourage for children as the nation wrestles with an increase in childhood obesity.

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Students Levasseur, Landry Featured in ROTC Profile

The Bangor Daily News “College Fair Preview” insert features a profile of UMaine senior nursing student Casey Levasseur and senior finance major Brian Landry (page 6).  The supplement, part of Wednesday’s newspaper, provides a number of articles related to colleges and universities around Maine.  Levasseur, of Millinocket and Landry, of Yorktown, Va., are part of […]

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Opitz in Egg/Salmonella Report

A comment from retired UMaine Cooperative Extension veterinarian Michael Opitz is included in a Blue Ridge Now news Web site story looking at issues related to salmonella at egg production facilities owned by Austin “Jack” DeCoster.  Blue Ridge Now covers western North Carolina.

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