UMaine in the News

Tuning Fork Noted on Website

The website Maine Insights carried a release from UMaine about work done at UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on an electronic tuning fork. AMC students and staff worked with a local podiatrist to develop the tuning fork, which is commonly used by physicians to diagnose early signs of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or damaged or deteriorating nerves […]

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Report on Alfond Arena Renovations

The Bangor Daily News reported on the renovation project at Alfond Arena. The story included comments from UMaine athletic director Steve Abbott, who said the arena will lose about 400 seats due to the renovations, but the end result will be a better experience for fans. The renovations are expected to be finished in time […]

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Website Notes Tidal, Wind Power Initiatives

In a story about the growth of cleantech initiatives in Maine, the website Mass High Tech noted that UMaine is on the cutting edge of offshore wind power thanks to the efforts of UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which is testing composite blades for offshore wind turbines. The story mentioned the testing UMaine […]

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Cooperative Extension in Japanese Beetle Story

The Portland Daily Sun included comments from Clay Kirby, UMaine Cooperative Extension insect diagnostician, in a story about how to handle infestations of Japanese beetles. Kirby said people need to be vigilant and urged gardeners to have a game plan for dealing with the pesky bugs. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Art Student In KahBang Story

A UMaine student was mentioned as taking part in an art exhibition for KahBang, a festival of film, music and art happening this week in Bangor. Jeffrey Prymowicz of Hampden, a fifth-year double major in studio art and new media, was one of eight studio artists chosen out of 50 submissions to display at the […]

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Ferraro Twins in Newspaper Story

The Suffolk Times of Long Island, N.Y., has a story about twin brothers Peter and Chris Ferraro, who were members of UMaine’s 1993 NCAA ice hockey championship team. Chris Ferraro told the newspaper that squad was arguably the best college hockey team ever put on the ice. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine Bird Biologist’s Research Noted

UMaine bird biologist Brian Olsen contributed to a recently published paper about beak size in birds that was mentioned on the Discovery Channel website. The paper, which appeared in the journal Ecography, noted that the beak size of salt marsh sparrows in North America varied drastically depending on the average summer temperature. The study suggests […]

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UMaine Graduate’s New Book Featured in Newspaper

The Bangor Daily News highlighted a new novel by Christopher Smith, the electronic communications manager in UMaine’s Department of University Relations. Smith, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UMaine, penned “Running of the Bulls,” a best-selling sequel to his best-selling first novel, “Fifth Avenue.” Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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New York Times Notes Marine Archaeologist’s Work

Warren Riess, a UMaine marine archaeologist, appeared in a New York Times blog about the latest news in his work unearthing an 18th century sailing vessel found in landfill where the new World Trade Center is being built. For more information on what Riess found last summer, see a UMaine Today story. Contact: Jessica Bloch, […]

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Article on Graduate Student’s Milfoil Research

The Lewiston Sun Journal reported on the efforts of UMaine graduate student Jackie Bailey and others to keep milfoil and other invasive plants out of Maine’s ponds and lakes. Bailey, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in aquatic biology, is studying invasive plant species and keeping track of conditions in several Maine lakes. Contact: Jessica Bloch, […]

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