UMaine in the News

BDN Advances UMaine Mideast Speaker Events

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-4756 The Bangor Daily News advanced several talks coming this month by several experts on Middle East history and politics, including one April 11, “Engaging the Muslim World,” and two lectures April 14 on “Time, Israel, and the Demise of Developed States: The ‘Solutions’ that History Provides.”

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OSRP Director Interviewed About Government Shutdown

Contact: Jessica Bloch at 207-581-3777 Michael Hastings, director of UMaine’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, was interviewed by Maine Public Radio for a story about how Maine would be affected by potential government shutdown due to a budget standoff in Washington, D.C. Hastings told MPBN that UMaine researchers are not worried about losing federal […]

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Pest Website Announced

Contact: Jessica Bloch at 207-581-3777 The Lewiston Sun Journal has a story about a collaborative effort, of which UMaine Cooperative Extension is a part, to start a website about pests and pest management, aimed at low-risk management. The website, which can be seen here (www.gotpests.org) is intended for Maine homeowners and gardeners and is designed […]

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Wind Energy News Report Cites UMaine Leadership

Contact:  George Manlove at 207-581-3756 Channel 2 (WLBZ) and its Channel 6 affiliate in Portland (WCSH) carried a wind energy news report Tuesday featuring UMaine graduate student Heather Martin of the UMaine AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Maine Maritime Academy students and MMA professor Richard Kimball, who are collectively leading the way in offshore […]

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Press Herald Reports on Basketball Search Committee

Contact:  George Manlove at 207-581-3756 The Portland Press Herald was among several news organizations to report on the formation of a search committee to find a new women’s basketball coach for the University of Maine. Robert Cobb, the retired dean of the College of Education and Human Development, will lead the seven-member committee.

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Press Herald Columnist Calls Attention To UMaine Innovation, Research

Contact:  Jessica Bloch at 207-581-3777 Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz called attention in his Wednesday piece to several UMaine projects, including the announcement last week that UMaine bioengineer David Neivandt and student Alex Caddell had come up with a golf ball made of crushed lobster shells which is being marketed to the cruise-ship industry, […]

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BDN Covers Albanese Talk on Change in Education

Contact: George Manlove at (207) 581-3756. The Bangor Daily News reported on remarks UMaine alumnus and former Maine Education Commissioner Duke Albanese delivered Monday during a visit to campus. Albanese stressed the importance of creativity, diversity and versatility in increasing educational opportunities for Maine youth.

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Drug Mail Back Program a Model for Wisconsin

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756 Wisconsin’s Ashland Current newspaper carried a story about a new pharmaceuticals mail-back program in that state, designed to keep prescription and other drugs out of the environment or wrong hands. Modeled after the University of Maine Center on Aging’s “Safe Medicine Disposal for ME” program, Wisconsin’s “Get the Meds Out” […]

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UMaine Students, Faculty Rally On Campus

The Bangor Daily News covered on Monday a rally in UMaine’s UMaine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Memorial Plaza. The rally, which was held to express disapproval with proposed federal and state spending cuts, was scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of King’s assassination on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. […]

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Organic Farmer Lauds Cooperative Extension In Article

A Waterville Sentinel article about an organic farmer from Skowhegan had a mention of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension services. Sarah Smith of Grassland Farm in Skowhegan, who is going to speak to members of Congress later this week about organic farming issues, said organic farmers in Maine are fortunate to have the support of the various […]

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