UMaine in the News

UMaine Biofuel Research Noted in Huffington Post Comments

UMaine engineer Clay Wheeler’s biofuel research was mentioned in the comments section of a Huffington Post’s Green blog post about the BP oil spill. Wheeler has been transforming forest residues and other waste materials into hydrocarbon fuel oil. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Hazing Expert Quoted in Washington Post

Comments from UMaine Professor Elizabeth Allan, a national expert on hazing in college and university environments, were included in a Washington Post story about hazing at a high school in suburban Maryland. Allan said hazing is, on the surface, about being included, but even seemingly harmless antics can set the stage for other forms of […]

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Brewer in MPBN Story on Voter ID

UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer commented in a Maine Public Broadcasting Radio story about a bill on tap for next year’s Maine legislative session that would require voters to show identification at the polls. Brewer said policy-makers who support voter ID should be wary of the resounding defeat of the same-day voter registration law earlier […]

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Newspaper Report on Landfill Gas Deal

The Bangor Daily News covered an announcement that UMaine and Casella Waste Systems have reached a deal to allow a pipeline arrangement that will include UMaine buying methane gas from Casella’s Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town. Janet Waldron, UMaine vice president for finance and administration, told the UMaine System board of trustees that Casella […]

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Coverage of Trustees Meeting

Several media outlets reported on Monday’s UMaine System Board of Trustees meeting. Bangor’s WABI TV reported trustees approved the issuing of bonds to refinance $30 million of debt and to provide $7 million for a $14 million renovation project to the UMaine field house and Memorial Gym. The Bangor Daily News reported that several members […]

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AP Article Advances William Cohen Lecture November 17

The Boston.com website and other news publications carried an Associated Press report advancing the Nov. 17 William Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine, which will present speaker James Jones, retired U.S. Marine general, Vietnam veteran and President Obama’s first national security adviser. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Channel 5 Reports on UMaine Bike Path Ribbon-Cutting

Channel 2 (WABI) covered the ribbon-cutting Nov. 10 for the newly rehabilitated, repaved and extended UMaine bicycle paths after 34 years of community recreational use. UMaine President Paul Ferguson’s wife Grace Ferguson hosted the ceremony and was interviewed for the report. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Garbage Study Reported

Reports about the University of Maine School of Economics’ study of garbage in Maine, and what’s in it that could be reused, recycled or composted, appeared on the Village Soup website. A Maine Public Broadcasting Network report about the research was posted on the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s website. School of Economics Director George […]

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Cable TV Features Garbage Study

New England Cable News reported on a study directed by UMaine economist George Criner that is looking into what people throw into the garbage and how much can and should be recycled. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Radio Report on Poster Project

Local radio station I-95 (95.7 FM) Cumulus Broadcasting Inc. had a report Monday morning about a collaboration between UMaine’s Fogler Library and the Bangor Public Library to digitize hundreds of World War I and II posters. The actual posters are housed in Bangor, while Fogler Library is hosting the digital site. For more information on […]

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