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Popular Course Explores the Fundamentals of Forensics

Contact: Irv Kornfield, 581-2548 ORONO — Decomposing carcasses. Sexual assault. Intoxication. The story lines sound like they’re straight out of a prime–time television crime drama, but for students in UMaine professor Irv Kornfield’s Introduction to Forensics course, they are the basis for scientific inquiry. Since its inception in fall 2003, Kornfield’s course has opened students’ […]

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Researcher Confirms Blueberries Can Improve Cardiovascular Health

Contact: Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, (207) 581-3124; George Manlove, (207) 581-3756 ORONO, Maine — Nutritionists have long known that one of Maine’s most prized and prolific natural resources, the wild blueberry, provides health benefits that we’re still just learning about. The Wild Blueberry Association of North America calls the Maine blueberry “nature’s antioxidant superfruit,” and cites its […]

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Examining Sexual Harassment, Younger Workers

Contact: Amy Blackstone, 581-2392 ORONO — Workplace experiences of adolescents and those in their early 20s differ sharply from those of older workers, and the same can be said about generational perceptions of sexual harassment, according to research by a University of Maine sociologist. Since 2000, UMaine sociologist Amy Blackstone and University of Minnesota sociologist […]

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Construction Scheduled for Sebago Road

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Work on UMaine’s Sebago Road will begin on Thursday, June 24. The road will be closed to traffic until 3 p.m. each day through July 15.  Sebago is the road that cuts between Hitchner Hall and the back of Memorial Union/Fogler Library.  Grove Street Extension will be […]

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UMaine Joins International Toxic Algal Detection Initiative

Contact:  Laurie Connell, (207) 581- 2470; Rosemary Smith, (207) 581-3361 ORONO — The University of Maine recently became one of the first to receive an international research partnership award, designed to link U.S. scientists and engineers with counterparts in Ireland to study environmental and seafood contaminants. The BEACONS (biosafety for environmental contaminants using novel sensors) […]

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Pro Sports Applying New Strategies to Enhance Image

Contact: John Mahon, (207) 581-1968 ORONO — Professional sports franchises and teams are increasingly taking a page from the business community’s playbook and winning in the image game, according to two business management researchers at Boston College and the University of Maine. In the last decade, corporations worldwide have used Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity […]

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State Funding Supports Development of Environmentally Friendly Insulation

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — A June 14 Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded of $99,780 will help provide momentum for efforts by a South Bristol company to develop a new building insulation fiber from recycled paper and paperboard. The University of Maine’s Process Development Center (PDC) received the MTI grant for this […]

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UMaine Senior Learns about Microfinance, Rural Poor in Bangladesh

Contact: 207-659-1880 or raehathaway@hotmail.com ORONO — Last summer, in a country where nearly half the population of 135 million lives in poverty, Rachel Hathaway solidified her commitment to a career devoted to human rights advocacy. She plans to do it using microfinance. “When the five senses are engaged and you see children forced to beg […]

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UMaine Researcher Working to Improve Early Cancer Detection

Contact: Michael Mason, 581-2344 ORONO — A recent discovery by a University of Maine engineering professor and his collaborators is expected to make it easier for doctors to find cancerous tumors and start treatment in the early stages of the disease when it can be most effective. Working with a $78,000 grant from the Maine […]

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Researcher Examines Metropolitan Co-Existence between Humans, Wildlife

Contact:  Catherine Burns, 581-2895 ORONO — With urbanization increasing worldwide, how do we better plan development to ensure that both humans and animals coexist in the best way possible? University of Maine Research Assistant Professor Catherine Burns is exploring the question in and around New York City, which is home to more than 250 bird […]

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