UMaine in the News

Portland Radio Station to Interview Fried

UMaine political scientist Amy Fried will be interviewed at 8 a.m. Thursday on Portland radio station WMPG’s “Hukkin’ A Chainek” show hosted by Steve Hirshon. Fried will discuss her new book, “Pathways to Polling.” WMPG can be heard at 90.9 or 104.1 on the radio in southern Maine, or via streaming on the station website. […]

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Fried Column on Integrity of Law

Amy Fried’s biweekly Bangor Daily News column examines equal enforcement of the law in the wake of the recent controversy over college students voting in Maine. Fried argues that laws should not be enforced selectively, as she believes they were in this case. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Baker Comments on Religion and Sports in Detroit Newspaper

A report in the Detroit Free Press on the mingling of sports and religion included comments from UMaine History Professor Emeritus William Baker, who has written a book entitled “Playing with God: Religion and Modern Sport.” Baker told the paper that baseball is affected by the general culture, which has been affected by the rise […]

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4-H Camp Grant in Newspaper

UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Woodstock will share in a $692,736 federal grant to implement physical activity and nutrition programs for every student in Oxford County, according to a news story in the Lewiston Sun Journal. The grant includes funding for an experiential education coordinator who will be an employee of the 4-H […]

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Report on Rudy Vallee Day

The Portland Press Herald carried a report on plans for Rudy Vallee Day, the Westbrook native and legendary singer and actor who popularized UMaine’s fight song, “The Stein Song.” Students plan to gather at 3 p.m. Wednesday on the steps of Fogler Library to sing the song in honor of Vallee, who spend one semester […]

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UMaine Celebrating Rudy Vallee Day Wednesday, Oct. 12

In celebration of Rudy Vallee Day, Wednesday, Oct. 12, the All Maine Women, Senior Skulls, Sophomore Eagles and Sophomore Owls honor societies will be on the steps of UMaine’s Fogler Library at 3 p.m., singing The Maine Stein Song, handing out Stein Song cards and chalking down the University Mall.

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Foliage Expert in Report

Bill Livingston, UMaine associate professor of forestry resources, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald story about this fall’s late foliage season. Livingston said fall colors are brightest when there has been a string of cold nights, with temperatures in the low 40s or 30s, followed by sunny days. So far, this October has been […]

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Houston Newspaper Notes UMaine Football Win

A blog posting on the Houston Chronicle website noted the UMaine football team’s overtime win Saturday against sixth-ranked James Madison. Blogger Jerome Solomon linked to an ESPN video of UMaine football player Chris Treister making a play to win the game for the Black Bears, and said Treister came up with a big play at […]

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Drawing On project highlighted

Prof. Laurie Hicks from the UMaine art department was interviewed for a Friday WABI television story about Drawing On, an exhibit that opens at UMaine’s Lord Hall on Friday Oct. 14.  Part of the Maine Drawing Project, the exhibit features several artists drawing directly on the walls in the Lord Hall Gallery.  WLBZ television also […]

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