Outreach

Targonski speaks with The County about ‘Fridays on the Farm’

Alisha Targonski spoke with The County about “Fridays on the Farm,” University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18. “Our program is really aimed to introduce young people who have never really been on a farm or never been on this type of crop farm […]

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Media report on passing of William Yellow Robe, Merrill award

The Bangor Daily News reported that William S. Yellow Robe, acclaimed playwright and adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine, died July 19 at the age of 61. Yellow Robe, who taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes at UMaine, explored the racial, cultural and emotional faultlines of Native American life through his plays, highlighting […]

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Garland, Coffin discuss time-saving gardening hacks with BDN

Kate Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist, and Donna Coffin, Extension professor, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about time-saving gardening hacks. “Many best practices in horticulture are actually less labor-intensive,” Garland said. 

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Birkel discusses impact of solar irradiance with BDN

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the impact of fluctuations in solar activity on climate change. According to Birkel, who is Maine’s state climatologist, solar irradiance has a very small impact on global temperatures particularly in comparison to […]

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Advertiser Democrat advances campaign for 4-H Innovation Lab

The Advertiser Democrat promoted a campaign to raise funds to create a University of Maine 4-H Innovation and Learning Lab at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton. UMaine will utilize the space at the Magic Lantern for programs and events to support youth and the local communities with a focus on creative learning, career opportunities, […]

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Pitman speaks with BDN about impact of police staffing on crime rates

Brian Pitman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, talked with the Bangor Daily News for a story about the impact of retirements on police staffing in Maine. According to Pitman, the number of police on the beat does not impact crime rates, but retirements and shortages may influence the staffing of […]

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BDN reports on UMaine study of effective climate change discussions

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the results of a new study of tourism and climate change in Acadia National Park led by former UMaine Ph.D. student Lydia Horne. The study revealed that communicating understanding the impacts of climate change on park visitation can help conserve natural resources, maintain […]

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