UMaine in the News

Professor In Story On Welfare Debate

A study co-authored by UMaine social work Professor Sandra Butler was mentioned in a Thursday Bangor Daily News story about the welfare debate in Maine. The study, which Butler wrote with Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin of the University of New England, concluded that recent discussions of welfare reform make unfair generalizations about families who receive assistance.

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Business Partnership Noted in National Public Radio Program

A National Public Radio program about foreign policy and the need to compete innovatively in the world noted the North Star Alliance, a partnership involving UMaine, small companies, state government and community colleges, which leverages local research to spur development of a wide range of industries such as marine and waterfront construction and ballistic armor. […]

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UMaine Men’s Basketball Team

The Kennebec Journal has a story about the UMaine men’s basketball team and a lack of fan support. The Black Bears, who are in first place in the America East conference, are averaging just 1,372 fans per home game, according to the article.

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News Coverage Of Job Fair

Several media outlets, including Channel 5 (WABI) reported on Wednesday’s annual job fair, which was held in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. More than 80 employers and hundreds of students attended the job fair, which was also covered by the Bangor Daily News.

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Professor Mentioned In Op-Ed

An op-ed in the Portland Press Herald supporting the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, known as TANF, mentioned the work of Sandra Butler, UMaine associate professor of social work. Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, associate professor, director of online education and co-director of the Center for Research and Evaluation at the University of New England’s School […]

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Study Finds UMaine Programs Feed Businesses

The Portland Press Herald reported about the findings of a study conducted by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine Development Foundation which concluded the UMaine System must better align its academic programs with the needs of the business community. The report, “Making Maine Work: The Role of Maine’s Public University System,” can be […]

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Climate Change Institute Director Comments On Weather Patterns

Paul Mayewski, director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, was quoted in a CBSNews.com story about links between global warming and extreme weather incidents. Mayewski said humans may be changing weather patterns such as El Nino and La Nina, which could mean less stable weather patterns in the future.

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Wind Conference Coverage Features Economists

Comments from UMaine economics professor Gary Hunt are featured in a Wednesday Bangor Daily News story about Tuesday’s wind energy conference in Augusta.  Speaking at the conference, Hunt described the investments necessary to make deepwater offshore wind power cost-effective.  Channel 7 (WVII) interviewed Caroline Noblet of the UMaine economics faculty for a similar story at […]

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Students Developing Online Magazine at UMaine

Channel 5 (WABI) broadcast a Tuesday news story about two students’ efforts to bring the national online magazine Her Campus to UMaine.  Shaina Dennis and Macey Hall were interviewed for the story, describing the magazine, which is aimed at an audience of college women.

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Student Injured in Cold Weather

Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a story about a UMaine student who suffered cold-weather related injuries to his hands on Saturday night.  The incident led UMaine police to issue a Sunday morning alert reminding students to take precautions when venturing outside during extremely weather conditions.

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