UMaine in the News

UMaine Researcher in Story on Coral Research

UMaine Professor of Marine Sciences Malcolm Shick was mentioned in an Agence France Press wire service story about the study of underwater coral reefs that could lead to a pill that would prevent sunburn. Shick is collaborating on the project with scientists from England and Australia, who discovered a compound which acts as a kind […]

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Extension Expert in Newspaper Story on Caterpillar

A Bangor Daily News story about a rise in abundance of the Hickory Tussock caterpillar included comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension entomologist Clay Kirby. Kirby told the BDN he has more samples of the caterpillar sent to his laboratory and more information requests than previous years. The numbers of the caterpillar, which can cause an […]

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Website Notes Arsenic Study

The website PhysOrg noted a UMaine news release about the announcement that UMaine immunologist Carol Kim is part of an $11 million NIH grant to Dartmouth Medical School for the study of the effects of low levels of arsenic on immune response. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Cod Academy Featured on Radio Show

UMaine’s participation in Cod Academy, a Maine Aquaculture Association program which trains fishermen to be fish farmers, was noted in a radio program on the Voice of America. UMaine has collaborated with MAA on Cod Academy, which took place earlier this year for the first time. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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TV News Magazine Features Guide to College Football

Sandra Caron, UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality, and J. Michael Hodgson, recently retired college football coach and former UMaine tight end, were interviewed for the television news magazine program “207” on Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 6 (WCSH) about a book they co-wrote, “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College […]

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TV Report Has Extension Tree-Pruning Tips

Portland television station WCSH interviewed UMaine Cooperative Extension horticulturalist Kate Garland about how to clear downed trees and tree limbs. Garland said limbs should be pruned in a way that minimizes the chance of doing further damage to the tree. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Highmoor Farm in Article About Storm Damage

A Lewiston Sun Journal news report about damage to farms in western Maine following Hurricane Irene included comments from Greg Koller, who runs UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, and Extension educator Tori Jackson. Although toppled trees are an issue, Koller said, more crops may fall due to soft ground conditions. Jackson said farmers […]

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Report on Potential Skate Park

The Town of Orono is discussing how to move forward on building a skate park on the UMaine campus, the Bangor Daily News reported. Town Manager Sophie Wilson said the park would be built on campus, using a $10,000 donation made years ago to the town for the purpose of building a skate park, if […]

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NSF site freatures UMaine research

The National Science Foundation Science360 science news Web site features a UMaine research project on Monday, Aug. 29.  School of Marine Sciences professors Malcolm Shick and Mark Wells led an international team that determined that limitations on available iron contribute to choral bleaching.  The research was published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.

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