UMaine in the News

Tick infestation story includes Extension’s Dill

Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a front-page story about Maine’s increasing problems with ticks.  Jim Dill, a pest management specialist in UMaine Cooperative Extension, is one of several experts interviewed for the story.

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Television stations interview Kelley for earthquake stories

WLBZ/WCSH and WABI interviewed Alice Kelley of the UMaine Dept. of Earth Sciences faculty for Tuesday stories about the earthquake that rattled the east coast.  UMaine’s siesmometer recorded the activity just minutes after the earthquake occurred in Virginia, and those data were shared with scientists at a Boston College center that provides further analysis of […]

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Mallory comments in AP wheat story

Ellen Mallory, a UMaine Cooperative Extension sustainable agriculture specialist, is quoted in an Associated Press story about the resurgence of wheat farming in New England.   Consumer interest in locally produced foods is a key factor in renewed interest in wheat crops.  Until the 1800s, most of the nation’s wheat was grown in New England.

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NY Times story features Steneck

Prof. Bob Steneck from the UMaine School of Marine Sciences is the lead resource for a Monday New York Times story about the condition of the Maine lobster fishery.  In an article in Conservation Biology, Steneck and his research colleagues have raised warnings about an over-dependence on lobsters to support Maine’s fishing industry. “The researchers […]

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Summer Tour 2011 news coverage

Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a photo from Monday’s Summer Tour 2011 open house for prospective students and their families.  More than 2,000 people registered for the event, making it the largest open house UMaine has ever hosted.  WLBZ/WCSH interviewed President Ferguson for a story about the event.  Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean […]

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News coverage of Kennedy appointment

Tuesday’s Hartford Courant reports on Monday’s announcement that UMaine President Emeritus Robert Kennedy will be interim president of Connecticut’s new Board of Regents for Higher Education.  Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy made that announcement in Hartford.  The story includes comments from Prof. Howard Segal, Alumni Association President Todd Saucier and Jake Ward, UMaine’s assistant vice president […]

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Kennedy appointed to Connecticut post

UMaine President Emeritus Bob Kennedy has been appointed Interim President of the Board of Regents of Higher Education, a new post that involves oversight of Connecticut’s four state universities, its community colleges and Charter Oak State College.  Gov. Dannell P. Malloy made the announcement Monday afternoon in Hartford.  Kennedy came to UMaine in 2000 as […]

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Brewer comments in Waterville story

Mark Brewer of the UMaine political science faculty was quoted in a Sunday Central Maine Morning Sentinel story previewing Waterville’s upcoming mayoral election.  Republican Governor Paul LePage served as Waterville’s most recent mayor, resigning just before his January gubernatorial inauguration.

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Kelley in Mt. Katahdin story

Alice Kelley of the UMaine Dept. of Earth Sciences faculty was quoted in a Wednesday Bangor Daily News story about the geological origins of Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain.

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News coverage of Salazar visit

Friday’s Bangor Daily News provided coverage of Thursday’s visit to UMaine by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.  Accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins and Ken Fletcher, director of Maine’s Office of Energy Security, Salazar visited the Advanced Structures and Composites Center to learn more about UMaine-led work toward developing technology for deepwater offshore wind power. […]

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