UMaine in the News

NSF Website Highlights Ice Core Research

The National Science Foundation website Science360 posted a UMaine-produced video featuring students Bess Koffman and Eliza Kane, who are shown melting ice cores stored at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute facility. The cores, which represent about 2,500 years of ice, were from western Antarctica. Koffman is a Ph.D. student in earth science and Kane is an […]

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Fogler Staff Chronicle Library Modification Process

Several members of the Fogler Library staff have coauthored an article that appears in the monthly news magazine College and Research Library News 72, no. 5 (2011) and on its website. In “Imagine: A Student-Centered Library,” coauthors Gretchen Gfeller, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy and Hansie Grignon describe the process undertaken by Fogler’s marketing team of engaging students […]

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Glaciologist Quoted In Report On Arctic

A story on the Voice of America website includes comments from UMaine glaciologist Gordon Hamilton, who told VOA conditions in the Arctic have changed dramatically since a 2007 United Nations report on climate change. Estimates on sea level rise, Hamilton said, have been underestimated and could be at least twice as large as the upper […]

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Barron introduction news coverage

Several news organizations covered Tuesday’s news conference and fan event introducing UMaine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron.  President Robert Kennedy and Athletic Director Steve Abbott offered remarks, while Black Bear Hall of Famer and search committee member Emily Ellis introduced Barron to the approximately 200 people in attendance at the Memorial Gym event.  News stories […]

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Birdfeeder Tips On Website

The Village Soup website has a story about and list of UMaine Cooperative Extension tips for cleaning wild bird feeders. UMaine veterinarian Anne Lichtenwalner says spring means an increase in birds congregating at feeders, which can carry diseases and should be sanitized and cleaned. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Bayer Comments on Lobster Platter

UMaine’s Lobster Institute is selling a recently developed lobster platter that captures the unwanted liquid from lobsters, according to an Associated Press story on the Connecticut Post website. Lobster Institute Executive Director Bob Bayer was quoted in the story, telling the AP the platter provides a “no-glop approach” to eating lobster. The institute received a […]

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Science Now reports on Belknap discovery

A weekend report on Science Magazine’s Science Now Web site covers a discovery by UMaine anthropology graduate student Sam Belknap.  As reported in an American Journal of Physical Anthropology article, Belknap’s discovery provides evidence of the earliest domesticated dogs in the New World.  The piece was written by Heather Pringle, a well-known science journalist who […]

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Mahon Comments In Report On Business Climate

Comments from UMaine business professor John Mahon were included in an MPBN report about the news that Maine’s tax climate for new business investment was ranked No. 1 in the nation in a report from Ernst & Young done for the Council on State Taxation, a trade group representing multi-state corporations. Mahon said the report […]

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Composites Group Gets MTI Grant

The Maine Composites Alliance, which works closely with UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has won a $489,468 grant from the Maine Technology Institute to organize, promote and expand Maine’s ocean and wind energy cluster, according to a story on the Composites World website. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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