UMaine in the News

Gabe Paper Noted in The Economist

“Knowledge in Cities,” a scholarly paper by UMaine economist Todd Gabe and three collaborators is listed as one of the week’s “interesting (examples of) economics research” in the Sept. 8 issue of The Economist.

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Business School at Komen Race for Cure

The Maine Business School’s MBS Corps was represented by a group of 13 walkers and runners at Sunday’s Susan Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer fundraiser in Bangor.  MBA student Amy Sundberg organized the effort and MBA student Cassie Vaillancourt raised the most money.  Altogether, the MBS Corps raised $2,200. Photos of the group […]

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Christensen Efforts for Children Highlighted

The Bangor Daily News features a story about UMaine School of Engineering Technology Prof. Tom Christensen, who’s turned a woodworking hobby into a massive effort aimed at bringing smiles to the faces of children in difficult situations.  Christensen makes thousands of wooden toy cars each year for donation to children in hospitals, homeless shelters and […]

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New Writing Series First Lecture Sept. 23

The New Writing Series begins its fall 2010 poetry readings and discussions Thursday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Soderberg Auditorium in Jenness Hall with poets Joanna Fuhrman and Rick Snyder. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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UMaine Extends Blodgett Contract Through 2012-2013 Season

Note: Cindy Blodgett and Steve Abbott are both at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono this afternoon, participating in the annual women’s basketball fundraiser golf tournament.  They will be available for interviews at PVCC. Contact: Joe Carr (207) 581-3571 Laura Reed (207) 581-3646 ORONO — University of Maine women’s basketball coach Cindy Blodgett has agreed […]

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Travel Grants to Help Fund Student Field Trips to Hudson Museum, CCA Events

Contact: Gretchen Faulkner, (207) 581-1904 ORONO — Northern and Eastern Maine schools will find it easier from a cost perspective to send students on field trips to the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum and Collins Center for the Arts as a result of a Quimby Family Foundation grant. According to Museum Director Gretchen Faulkner, the […]

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Researchers Begin Logging Survey to Understand, Strengthen Forest Industry

Contact: Jeff Benjamin, 581-2727; Jessica Leahy, (207) 581-2834 ORONO — The University of Maine School of Forest Resources has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture research grant to take a close look at the northeast region’s logging industry and examine its infrastructure, capacity, workforce and issues that affect its economic health and future. The research […]

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Brewer Comments on Gubernatorial Race Advertising

Comments from UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer are featured in a Maine Public Radio report on the first “negative” advertising of the current Maine gubernatorial race.  Two new ads, one placed by the Libby Mitchell campaign and one by the Democratic Governors Association, target GOP candidate and campaign front-runner Paul LePage.

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Gabe in Hollywood Slots/Oxford Casino Story

UMaine School of Economics professor Todd Gabe was quoted in a Bangor Daily News story looking at the potential impact of an Oxford County casino on the Hollywood Slots facility in Bangor.  The Maine electorate will vote in November on whether to approve a casino in that western Maine county.

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