UMaine in the News

McConnon Interviewed for Rising Food Price Article

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was interviewed for a recent Ellsworth American article about rising food prices taxing budget-strapped consumers. McConnon explained that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has predicted a 3-4 percent increase in food prices in 2011, largely due to escalating energy costs. Contact: George Manlove, […]

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McConnon Research Cited in Employment Op-Ed

Research on micro-businesses by University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was cited in a Bangor Daily News op-ed column about how the state’s economy would improve if each of Maine’s 109,560 micro-businesses, or sole proprietorships, could hire just one person. Writer Eloise Vitelli, program director for the statewide Women, […]

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Intermedia MFA Student Interviewed About Temporary Graffiti

A Bangor Daily News article about a mysterious pigeon graffiti artist in Bangor included comments from Kat Johnson, a UMaine Intermedia MFA student. Johnson said she appreciates the graffiti – which is made from a paste of flour and water and is therefore temporary – takes an icon of an urban environment and elevates it […]

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Sun Journal Has Story About Webster Appearance

The Lewiston Sun Journal ran a Maine Campus story about a UMaine College Republicans meeting at which Maine Republican Party Chair Charlie Webster spoke to about 20 people. Webster discussed issues such as gay marriage and the recent campaign and election. The story included comments from students Derek Lane, the head of UMaine’s College Democrats, […]

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Dagher in Podcast About Offshore Wind

Habib Dagher, the director of UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was interviewed by Sustainable Business Weekly, which claims to be the world’s largest sustainable business podcast. Dagher discussed the DeepCwind initiative which seeks to harness wind power in the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Robert White Receives Continuing Education Service Award

Robert C. White, recently retired associate provost and dean for the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning, has received the Outstanding Service to Continuing Education Award for the New England Region from the national University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

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TV Report on Cellulose Nanofibrils Plant

Bangor’s WVII television station had a report on a pilot plant that is in the works at UMaine to make cellulose nanofibrils, a pulp-based super-strong material that could be a replacement for petroleum-based plastic materials. Hemant Pendse, the director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, said in an interview the pilot plant will allow UMaine […]

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