UMaine in the News

Cruise Ship Tourism Research Noted in Press Herald

A 2010 UMaine economic impact study of the effect of cruise ship tourism was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald brief about cruise ships due to visit Portland this weekend. The study found that in 2008, more than 47,000 passengers from 31 cruise ships pumped between $5.8 million and $8 million into the regional economy. […]

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Psychologist in Report on Texas TV Website

Austin, Texas’ ABC affiliate television station KVUE posted a story about child-driven playtime that cited research by UMaine developmental psychologist Peter LeFreniere, who wrote in a research article that boys need rough and tumble play to teach them how to control their emotions. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine Ties to Orono Noted in BDN Story

A Bangor Daily News report about the Town of Orono’s inability to gain a grant to spruce up its downtown noted the close ties between UMaine and Orono. Although the town was not awarded the grant, several businesses are pledging to proceed with facade improvements, which the grant application noted might draw UMaine students downtown. […]

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Segal scheduled for radio interview

Prof. Howard Segal of the UMaine history faculty will be a live guest on Tuesday morning’s talk show, hosted by Pat LeMarche and Don Cookson, on WZON radio (101.3FM and AM620).  The interview is scheduled for 8:05 a.m.  Segal, LeMarche and Cookson will discuss the Warren Report, which examined the assassination of President Kennedy, on […]

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Food Safety Study Noted on Website

The website Food Safety News has a story about a new UMaine-U.S. Food and Drug Administration study in the Journal of Food Protection. The study, which included contributions by UMaine economists Mario Teisl and Caroline Noblet, found a possible correlation in the past 20 years between media coverage of food safety issues and safe food […]

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Newspaper Report on Youth Triathlon

Sunday’s Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon, which was held at UMaine’s track and field complex, was featured in a Bangor Daily News article. Lisa Trimper, a health educator with Eastern Maine Medical Center and the wife of UMaine coach Steve Trimper, said the main goal of the event is to increase youth awareness of physical activity, […]

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UMaine Psychologist Comments in USA Today Article

Comments from UMaine developmental psychologist Peter LaFreniere were included in a USA Today story about childhood playtime. LaFreniere told the newspaper that rough-and-tumble play for boys in particular helps teach emotional regulation, a skill that helps boy grow into men who keep aggression and anger in check. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Welcomer writes on agricultural economy

Stephanie Welcomer, interim associate dean of UMaine’s business school, wrote a Saturday Bangor Daily News column about growth opportunities — and the associated challenges — in Maine’s agricultural economy.  Welcomer was one of four UMaine professors who participated in an extensive survey of Maine farmers about “threats, opportunities and their needs for the future.”  The […]

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Riordan, Socolow column previews Digital Humanities Week

Saturday’s Bangor Daily News included a column, ‘The humanities are vital for Maine today,” by UMaine professors Liam Riordan (history) and Michael Socolow (journalism).   In the column, Riordan and Socolow provide perspectives on the value of the humanities, in the context of Digital Humanities Week at UMaine, which begins on Monday Sept. 26.

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Former players reflect on Walsh

A Saturday Bangor Daily News story featured former players Peter Metcalf and Jack Capuanao, along with former assistant coach Grant Standbrook, sharing their perspectives on former Black Bear hockey coach Shawn Walsh, who died ten years ago Saturday.  Walsh coached the Black Bears from 1984 until his death from cancer.

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