UMaine in the News

Historian Comments in Radio Report on Debt Talks

Comments from UMaine historian Howard Segal were included in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio report about Mainers’ opinions on the national debt talks. Segal said President Obama should have been tougher from the outset of the impasse. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Composite Technology Bridge Highlighted on Website

The website Reinforced Plastics has a story about a bridge in Boothbay, Maine, which was rebuilt using hybrid-composite beam technology tested at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The Knickerbocker Bridge, developed at Harbor Technologies in Brunswick, is said to be the longest composite vehicular bridge in the world. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Blueberry Specialist Interviewed for Press Herald Story

UMaine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald story about this year’s blueberry crop. Yarborough told the Press Herald if Maine’s wild blueberries get enough moisture the rest of the summer after a dry June and early July, the crop could be slightly above average. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Education Conference Held at UMaine

The Bangor Daily News covered this week’s Maine Positive Youth Development Institute Conference, which was held at UMaine. The conference focused on advising administrators and educators on what needs to be done to keep students in the education system and give them the tools they need to get, keep and create jobs after graduation. Contact: […]

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Biofuel Research Noted in Mainebiz

UMaine’s research into biofuels and bioplastics was noted in a Mainebiz story about Maine’s clean economy and the high grades the state received recently in a Brookings Institution report. The story mentioned the company Old Town Fuel & Fiber and its work with the UMaine Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to refine a process […]

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Football Alumni to Be Added to Ring of Honor

The Bangor Daily News reported that former UMaine football players Chris Keating and Thurlow Cooper will be inducted into the Black Bears’ Ring of Honor on Oct. 15. Cooper, who will be inducted posthumously, and Keating will join former UMaine football standout John Huard and former coach and athletic director Harold Westerman as members of […]

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Feature on Social Work Student in Assisted Living Program

Kara Janes, a UMaine social work graduate student, was featured in the Bangor Daily News for her involvement in a project that has her living in an assisted-living facility for 10 days. Janes elected to spend 10 days at Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville order to build empathy for her clients and enrich her […]

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Dana Interviewed About Voter Fraud Report

Comments from UMaine Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Robert Dana were included in a Kennebec Journal article about a report that the Maine Republican Party has discovered cases of voter fraud among college students in Maine. Dana told the newspaper that UMaine’s nonpartisan get-out-the-vote program, UVote, has boosted voter participation on […]

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UMaine Mascot Noted in Report

A Portland Press Herald report about Maine Day at Fenway Park noted the appearance of UMaine mascot Bananas the Bear. Maine Day was held Sunday during a Red Sox game at the stadium. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Researcher Mentioned in Story About Technology and Teaching

UMaine education researcher Maja Wilson was mentioned in a report on the Inside Higher Ed website about the connections between technology and teaching. In an exchange taken from a listserv, the Inside Higher Ed author said Wilson summed up an argument about how best to use technology in the teaching of writing. Contact: Jessica Bloch, […]

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