UMaine in the News

Historian in Column About Life Along Border

UMaine Libra Professor of History Scott See was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News column by Kathryn Olmstead, a former UMaine associate dean and associate professor of journalism. Olmstead wrote about two Maine Humanities Council talks that asked participants to explore their views of the Maine-Canada border as a concept and a reality. Olmstead noted […]

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Camire Comments in Newspaper Potato Editorial

A Bangor Daily News editorial on the debate over potatoes in the nation’s school lunch programs included comments from UMaine food science and human nutrition professor Mary Ellen Camire. She says potatoes are a good source of nutrition and that small new potatoes available at the beginning of the season contain a particular starch that […]

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Dairy Research Highlighted on NSF website

Science360, the news website of the National Science Foundation, highlighted Wednesday a news release about UMaine contributions to a study of the link between dairy consumption and adult cognitive function. The study, on which UMaine psychologist/epidemiologist Merrill “Pete” Elias and psychologists Michael Robbins and Gregory Dore collaborated with a researcher in Australia, found adults who […]

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Coverage of Whoopie Pie Event

Several news outlets covered Wednesday’s whoopie pie event at Hilltop Dining Commons, during which a 4-foot-tall model of Mount Katahdin — made of around 1,500 whoopie pies — was unveiled to mark the law that makes the whoopie pie Maine’s state treat. University of Maine Foundation President Amos Orcutt, president of the Maine Whoopie Pie […]

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Former Faculty Members in Newspaper Report

Ron and Lee Davis, former UMaine faculty members, will receive the Hands of Peace Award at the upcoming 22nd annual harvest supper, according to a Bangor Daily News report. Ron Davis, who is known locally for his work with the Orono Bog Boardwalk, was affiliated with UMaine’s Climate Change Institute. Lee Davis taught biology and […]

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UMaine 4-H Camp Featured in Lewiston Newspaper

UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond was the setting for a Lewiston Sun Journal story about Paris Elementary School children who spent two nights at the camp learning about the environment and technology. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Water Quality Researchers Interviewed

The Central Maine Morning Sentinel interviewed two UMaine researchers in advance of an upcoming private well water quality issues conference in Connecticut which they will both attend. John Peckenham, director of the Maine Water Resources Research Institute at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center, who will deliver a talk about analyzing contaminants in private drinking […]

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Coverage of College Fair

UMaine hosted Tuesday a college fair which drew high school students from dozens of Maine schools and had more than 200 college and university representatives. Bill Munsey, associate director of undergraduate admissions at UMaine, told Bangor television station WABI (Channel 5) there were colleges and universities from all over the country at the event. Contact: […]

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Alumni House Building Manager in Newspaper Story

Kathy Hill, the building manager for UMaine’s Buchanan Alumni House, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for a story about Tuesday’s Disney Institute business seminar held in Bangor. Hill said although there was some discussion about for-profit entities, she found she could apply many of the lessons she learned to a nonprofit such as […]

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Fried BDN Column on Student Voting

In her biweekly Bangor Daily News opinion column, UMaine political scientist Amy Fried commented on the issue of whether students should be voting in their college town or in their hometown. She argued students should vote where they live, which is a constitutional right supported by the U.S. Census and Supreme Court cases. Contact: Jessica […]

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