UMaine in the News

Philadelphia’s WHYY Interviews Allan on Hazing

The Philadelphia-based National Public Radio affiliate WHYY interviewed UMaine professor of higher education leadership Elizabeth Allan, one of the nation’s foremost experts on hazing and bullying, Jan. 5 for a live report examining hazing and bullying. As part of the program Radio Times, Allan discussed the findings from research with colleague Mary Madden into the […]

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Newspaper Covers UMaine Athletic Director Talk in Portland

UMaine Athletic Director Steve Abbott spoke Thursday to the Portland Region Chamber’s Eggs and Issues breakfast, according to the Bangor Daily News. Abbott contrasted college sports and the Occupy and tea party movements, and said people involved in the movements needed to take action to do something to compete, whereas UMaine athletes learn how to […]

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Website Features Triclosan Study

The website Medical Xpress posted a UMaine news release about a study of triclosan, a common antibacterial agent, done by UMaine researchers Julie Gosse and Rachel Palmer. The study found triclosan, which is found in hundreds of medical, consumer and personal care products, may have a therapeutic effect in treating allergic skin disorders such as […]

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Brewer Comments in Snowe Election Challenge Report

UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer was interviewed for a story in the Jan. 5 issue of the Falmouth Forecaster newspaper about Cape Elizabeth Democrat and state Senator Cynthia Dill, who is considering challenging U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe for her seat. Brewer observed that unseating the long time Republican senator is highly unlikely for any candidate, […]

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USA Today Editorial Notes UMaine Hazing Research

A USA Today editorial about the need for a new approach to dealing with hazing included information from a study by UMaine education faculty members Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden. The editorial stated the study found more than half of college students involved in clubs, teams, fraternities or sororities experienced hazing. In a report on […]

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UMaine Mentioned in Story About L.L. Bean Paddles

A Bangor Daily News story about a local company that is making paddles for L.L. Bean’s centennial noted that a UMaine professor helped Shaw & Tenney of Orono identify a piece of wood. The professor, who is not named in the story, told the company the wood, which was pulled from a lake, will be […]

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UMaine Graduate Student, Maliseet Legislator, in MPBN Story

Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio has a report about David Slagger, a UMaine graduate student who was sworn in Wednesday as the first Maliseet legislator. Slagger said as a new member of the legislature, he will initially be mostly watching, listening and getting to know colleagues. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Advance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

The Bangor Daily News advanced the Jan. 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration taking place at UMaine. The events include a keynote address by Professor Denise Patmon, director of the undergraduate teacher licensure program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. UMaine athletes, students and community members will lead the activities, which include crafts, […]

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Major Media Outlets Cover Humbleness Study

UMaine psychology lecturer Jordan LaBouff’s study that found humble people are more likely to be helpful than arrogant people was noted in several media outlets, including National Geographic’s daily news website, Cosmopolitan magazine’s website and the UPI wire service. Time Magazine’s Healthland website also ran a story about the study, which LaBouff conducted with colleagues […]

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