UMaine in the News

Economic Development Specialist Singles Out UMaine

In an op-ed piece in the Bangor Daily News, Eastern Maine Development Corp. President Michael Aube lauded UMaine for embarking on development by using traditional sectors of Maine’s economy, such as forestry, farming and fishing, to advance energy, composites and aquaculture. Aube also recognized UMaine as the state’s premier postgraduate and research institution. Contact: Jessica […]

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Radio Report On Urchin Research

Two researchers at UMaine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin were interviewed for a Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio story about work being done to revive the sea urchin industry in Maine. Nick Brown, the director of the center, and Steve Eddy, a station biologist, are examining the economic viability of farm-grown urchins on […]

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Newspaper Profiles Former UMaine Football Player, Now Dolphins Executive

Brian Gaine, a former UMaine football player who is now the director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins, was the subject of a profile in the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. Gaine, a tight end who played under former coach Kirk Ferentz, recalled enjoying pregame scouting and video work he did to prepare for […]

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Website Highlights Composites Education Initiatives

The website Composites World has an article about efforts to include programs about composites in the U.S. educational system. The Windstorm and Wind Blade challenges, which were held last month at UMaine with coordination from the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, were mentioned as examples of programs that expose students to working with composite […]

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Newspaper examines offshore wind project

Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a front-page story looking at a variety of economic issues related to deepwater offshore wind power.  UMaine Prof. Habib Dagher, who is leading efforts to develop that technology through the DeepCWind Consortium, is a primary source for the story, which also references comments from Dean Dana Humphrey of the UMaine […]

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Reports On Launch Of Lobster Habitat Mooring

Several news outlets were on hand last week in Rockport Harbor for the launch of a lobster habitat mooring, which is a project involving the UMaine-based Lobster Institute and UMaine’s School of Aquaculture. A story on the Village Soup website, which covers midcoast Maine, mentioned UMaine’s involvement, including the work that graduate student Chris Roy […]

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Hamilton Comments Included In Scientific American Website Story

UMaine glaciologist Gordon Hamilton was quoted in a story on the Scientific American website about the links between climate change and social collapse of Greenland since 800 B.C. Hamilton commented on more recent ice melt, telling the magazine that the area of the Arctic around Greenland has warmed significantly since the 1990s, and the way […]

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Cathcart Interviewed About Maine NEW Leadership Program

Mary Cathcart of UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center was interviewed Friday morning on local Cumulus Radio News about the Maine NEW Leadership program, which begins on June 2. The program seeks to increase the number of young women who participate and engage in politics. More information about the program can be found in a […]

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Former UMaine Football Player In Associated Press Story

The Portland Press Herald ran an Associated Press story about Mike DeVito, a former UMaine football player now on the roster of the New York Jets who has been using his extra time during the NFL’s lockout to strengthen his faith as he plans to become a youth minister or pastor after he is finished […]

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Engineer’s Daughter Wins Water Prize

A Bangor High School student whose father is on the UMaine engineering faculty has been named the Maine state winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, according to a Bangor Daily News story. Leila Musavi is the daughter of Mohamad Musavi, the former chair of UMaine’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who will take […]

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