Rebar recent guest on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’ podcast

John Rebar, the executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the new Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, was a recent guest on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” podcast. Rebar discussed the new lab facility and some of the ways it will help the people of Maine — such as identifying the species of a tick […]

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Fifty-five college students interning with state, municipal governments

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program opened its 2018 session May 29 with 55 students interning with the state and with municipal governments. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program, which offers a full-time, 12-week, paid work experience to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study […]

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BDN speaks with Fitzgerald on starting a last-minute summer garden

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Caragh Fitzgerald, an associate extension professor and gardening expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on planting a last-minute summer garden. Beginning a garden toward the end of spring is possible, but requires specific strategies for success, the article states. Fitzgerald recommends consulting the Maine Organic […]

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Kirby quoted in Press Herald article on chemical-free pest management

The Portland Press Herald quoted Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article on ways to manage pests without chemical-based pesticides. The use of synthetic pesticides on private property is now banned in South Portland, creating an opportunity for the public to learn more about […]

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Darling Marine Center

Community invited to engage, explore, experience ocean research at DMC

The Darling Marine Center invites community members to learn how the center helps connect people with the ocean by taking a public tour and attending summer science seminars. Free public tours of the DMC’s waterfront facilities and research labs begin Wednesday, June 27 and occur weekly from July 11 to Aug. 15. There is no […]

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Speech pathology graduate students help Special Olympians hear more clearly

Nearly 200 of Maine’s Special Olympics athletes received free hearing screenings on June 9 thanks to 18 University of Maine speech pathology graduate students. Compared to the general population, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are more likely to experience hearing loss or ear problems, and most are cases undetected or under-treated prior to these […]

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Preserve beans, strawberry jam, tomatoes with UMaine Extension

Preserving the garden’s harvest is the focus of three hands-on workshops this summer with University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Somerset County. All workshops will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. Workshop dates and items to be preserved are: June 27 — Strawberry jam; register online   July […]

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Cooperative Extension lab

Open house for the new UMaine Extension Diagnostic and Research Lab June 22

An open house for the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. The facility at 17 Godfrey Drive in Orono is the new home of UMaine Extension’s Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, including the Aquatic Animal Health Lab, and the Pest Management Unit […]

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WVII, WABI cover hazing prevention summit at UMaine

WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) covered the hazing prevention summit at the University of Maine June 13 and 14. Representatives from six schools across the country and UMaine met to assess the efforts of each institution to prevent hazing, and to see which strategies are more effective. The other universities involved are Dartmouth […]

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