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UMaine Facilities Management to Start Work on Stormwater Pond

Contact: Scott Wilkerson, (207) 581-3049 or scott.wilkerson@umit.maine.edu ORONO – The University of Maine Office of Facilities Management will begin early next week a multi-part project to improve stormwater management on campus and keep in compliance with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Starting around Aug. 9, the Belgrade Spur Detention Pond will be dredged and […]

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UMaine Listed in Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” for Seventh Consecutive Year; University Also Listed as Regional Choice and One of Just 18 “Green Honor Roll” Institutions

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 Leah Pennino (LPennino@Review.com) or (508)663-5133 ORONO — The Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com) has listed the University of Maine among “The Best 373 Colleges” in its annual directory of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education.  The Princeton’s Reviews 2011 edition of its annual guide hits newsstands today.  This marks seven […]

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Researchers Hope to Stop Emerald Ash Borer before It Reaches Maine

Contact: Darren Ranco, (207) 581-1801, William Livingston, (207) 581-2990; Robert Lilieholm, (207) 581-2896 ORONO. Maine — The emerald ash borer, which already has devastated ash tree populations in states like Michigan and Ohio, and is now found in New York and the province of Quebec, is threatening Maine’s ash and thousands of forest-related jobs, including […]

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“Hello Dolly!,” Agatha Christie Mark Debut of UMaine Summer Theater Festival

Contact: Tom Mikotowicz (tom.mikotowicz@umit.maine.edu) ORONO — The University of Maine School of Performing Arts presents one of the most beloved theater musicals of all time, followed by an Agatha Christie murder mystery, when the first UMaine SPA Summer Music Theater Festival opens Friday, July 30. A group made up primarily of community members will perform […]

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Research Shows Children’s Aerobic Performance Improves During School Year

Contact: Steve Butterfield, 581-2469; George Manlove (207) 581-3756 July 28 Workshop to Help Teachers Learn to Administer Fitness Tests ORONO — Summer is traditionally considered the time when children are most physically activity, but a recent study by University of Maine physical education researchers and collaborating public school physical education teachers found that fitness may […]

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Maine Coastal Access Online Toolkit Adapted as a National Model

Contact Kristen Grant, 207-646-1555 x115, kngrant@maine.edu ORONO — The National Sea Grant Law center is providing funding to help five other states adapt a Maine-developed informational Web site related to waterfront access issues. Maine Sea Grant, based at the University of Maine, developed the site in response to the demonstrated need for information about legal […]

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Penobscot Birchbark Artist to Build Wigwam at the Hudson Museum

Contact: Gretchen Faulkner, 581-1901; Barry Dana, 643-2595 ORONO — An authentic birchbark wigwam soon will be part of the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum Maine Indian Gallery in the Collins Center for the Arts. Former Penobscot Nation Chief and master birchbark artist Barry Dana is coordinating the building of a birchbark wigwam with children from […]

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Youth Development Institute Underway at UMaine; Experts Discussing Dropout Prevention

Contact: Lauren Sterling, Governor’s Children’s Cabinet and Department of Education (207) 465-5228 ORONO – More than 250 educators, school administrators, afterschool staff and young people are at the University of Maine for the three-day 2010 Youth Development Institute, which runs through Wednesday. Formerly known as the Dropout Prevention Summit, the institute features a series of […]

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One-Lane Traffic on Stillwater Bridge Beginning Wednesday Morning

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The Maine Dept. of Transportation has indicated plans to begin Stillwater Bridge repairs on Wednesday, July 28. Flaggers will move traffic through that section of Stillwater Avenue through one passable lane from 4 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day.  State transportation officials expect this work to continue until late […]

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