UMaine in the News

UMaine Economist Interviewed on Tourist Marketing Webinar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Tuesday news broadcast by Channel 7 (WVII) on a new webinar available for merchants and vendors interested in tips for effective marketing to the thousands of passengers from cruise ships docking in and visiting Maine’s 12 cruise line ports. […]

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UMaine Musicians Lauded in CD Review

The international classical music website “criticaclassica” has posted a laudatory review of a recently released world premiere CD of music from Holocaust-era Italian composer Leone Sinigaglia, recorded by pianist and UMaine associate professor of music Philip Silver, cellist Noreen Silver, also a member of the UMaine music faculty, and Ukrainian violinist Solomia Soroka, violin professor […]

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UMaine Alumnus in Lecture Story

The Lewiston Sun Journal reported on a talk that UMaine graduate Andrew DeRoche, a Maine native who now teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder, gave last month in Bethel. The lecture, part of the 2011 Bethel Historical Series, focused on Bethel native Margaret Joy Tibbetts, who was U.S. ambassador to Norway. DeRoche earned a […]

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Early Childhood Education Story

UMaine’s partnership with a new early childhood education program at Kennebec Valley Community College was mentioned in a story on the website of Village Soup. The new associate degree program allows students to complete the majority of their work online, with some required class meetings. A pilot version of the program will begin in January […]

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UMaine Coaches, Kids Focus of Story

A Saturday Bangor Daily News story featured several UMaine coaches and their children, who were interviewed about the rewards and challenges of playing sports with a parent who is a coach. Football coach Jack Cosgrove and his daughter Jeri, who will be a sophomore at UMaine next fall, and son Matt were featured along with […]

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Physics Camp in Bangor Daily News

UMaine’s Physics Camp, which is new this summer, was featured in the Bangor Daily News. David Batuski, the chair of the department of physics and astronomy, and graduate student Kevin Roberge were interviewed for the story, which focused on ways in which organizers tried to use different activities to communicate science concepts to children ages […]

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UMaine Mentioned In Press Herald Column

A Maine Observer column in the Portland Press Herald included a reference to UMaine. The author, Ann Dow of West Deptford, N.J., wrote the column about why her family loves to visit the State of Maine, and mentioned that two of her sons elected to attend UMaine. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Mahon Column on Sowing Seeds of Maine Business

A business column by UMaine’s John Mahon, who holds the John M. Murphy Chair in International Business Policy and Strategy and is a professor of management at the Maine Business School, called for concrete actions to move Maine’s economy forward. Mahon said efforts need to be focused on attracting and retaining new businesses to diversify […]

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Mares Op-Ed in Bangor Daily News

Chris Mares, director of UMaine’s Intensive English Institute, had an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News. Mares advocated for his neighborhood to work together on chores such as mowing lawns and snowblowing, and also to grow food to be shared, in order to build happier, healthier lives. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Extension Programs Mentioned in Newspaper

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program was mentioned in a Kennebec Journal feature about gardens being worked by inmates in Kennebec County jail. The inmate garden program is run by three organizers who have all gone through the master gardener program, according to the article. Much of vegetable raised in the gardens are donated to […]

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