Gårder edits ‘International Encyclopedia of Transportation’ volume

Internationally recognized traffic roundabout expert Per Erik Gårder, a University of Maine professor of civil and environmental engineering, has edited “Transportation Safety and Security,” one of seven volumes in the 2021 edition of the International Encyclopedia of Transportation published by Elsevier. The encyclopedia, which includes more than 600 articles, incorporates diverse views on nine themes […]

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Increasingly crowded U.S. forests

A new study of the United States tree size-density trends in the past two decades, indicators of potential shifts in forest dynamics, health and productivity, has produced a novel, nationally consistent baseline assessment of current forest relative density. The baseline assessment could assist scientists, managers and policymakers in decision making related to future forest carbon […]

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Provost John Volin speaks to RLE students

Provost Volin among national education leaders at first annual CLTE conference

University of Maine Provost John Volin will be among higher education leaders nationwide taking part in the first annual conference of the Coalition for Life-Transformative Education (CLTE), Sept. 22–23. In addition to the keynotes, the virtual conference from noon–5 p.m. each day will include reports from faculty and staff from CLTE member universities involved in […]

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UMaine adds marketing and communications leader for Machias campus

The University of Maine has appointed a new communications leader to serve as the assistant director of marketing and communications for its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. Kristel Mead will be a primary contact for regional media and stakeholders, and will serve as the liaison among the functional leads of UMaine’s Division […]

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Spaulding publishes dissertation research in Science

Emily Spaulding, 2019 Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, has published the culmination of her dissertation work in two papers in the Sept. 3 issue of Science. Emily’s work showed that mutations that cause a form of inherited peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D) lead to defects in proteins […]

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UMaine appoints new leader of marketing and communications

The University of Maine has appointed Dan Demeritt the university’s new senior executive director of marketing and communications. Demeritt joins President Joan Ferrini-Mundy’s cabinet and will oversee UMaine’s Division of Marketing and Communications with a focus on strategic communications, and strengthening message integration at UMaine and at the University of Maine at Machias.  Senior director […]

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O’Reilly co-authors new book on social media in sport

Norm O’Reilly, dean of the Graduate School of Business, has co-authored a new book, published by World Scientific. “Social Media in Sport: Theory and Practice” enables students to grasp the holistic enterprise of social media as it pertains to social, legal marketing, and management issues. “With so many factors pushing us more and more to […]

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UMaine education professor named NSF program director

Asli Sezen-Barrie, an associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has been named rotating program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). Sezen-Barrie, who joined UMaine’s faculty in 2017, will be in the role […]

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A summer of fieldwork, data analysis for Early College students

Eva came all the way from California to take the course. Sadie organized her summer job(s) around it. Albert’s parents drove him to and from Bangor to Belfast every day to participate in it. For what? Integrated Science and Research and Career Exploration, also known as INT 188. This summer, seven high school students from across […]

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