Outreach

Morning Ag Clips shares Maine Agricultural Mediation Program  

Morning Ag Clips shared the press release announcing the launch of the new Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program. The program, administered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by […]

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News Center Maine shares Extension’s advice about washing food

News Center Maine shared University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s advice about the best ways to wash produce. Its publication describes optimal methods for keeping raw fruits and vegetables safe for preparation and consumption, how to wash leafy greens, and an assessment of the efficacy of commercial fruit and vegetable rinses. News Center Maine also included […]

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BDN asks Lindley about tips for new gardeners

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Vina Lindley, a food systems and youth development professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo County Office, for the article “How to determine what size garden you need to feed your family.” Lindley shared several tips for new growers about determining the size of their gardens, what to plant, […]

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AP highlights Sorg’s work to help identify body found in 1969 

The Associated Press referenced the work of Marcella Sorg, a research professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, that helped the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit identify the body of a man found Aug. 7, 1969, off Interstate 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. After her examination, Sorg, who also works with UMaine’s […]

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Black Bears invited to take part in free virtual fitness classes

University of Maine Campus Recreation is participating in the 2020 Recreation Movement, a collaboration between Riddle & Bloom, TikTok, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and more than 40 colleges and universities nationwide encouraging people to “stay active together, even when we’re apart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.   This free virtual fitness program connects university students, […]

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Maine Agricultural Mediation Program can help farm families, workers during COVID-19

The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by the actions of certain USDA agencies.  “Sometimes having a neutral third party in the room can help a farm family talk through […]

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WABI highlights efforts to tackle health care supply shortages

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine’s efforts to help tackle supply shortages faced by health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The station also shared the news release. The first UMaine-led initiative to help meet the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers focuses on production of hospital-grade hand […]

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News Center Maine, BDN report on Emera Astronomy Center’s role in COVID-19 research

News Center Maine reported that researchers from the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing are using the visualization computer cluster in Emera Astronomy Center’s Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium to model coronavirus proteins and predict their three-dimensional shapes as part of the Rosetta@home project from the University of Washington. Studying COVID-19 proteins has helped guide the […]

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Political science professor, student submit column about census to BDN

Robert Glover, an associate professor of political science and Honors at the University of Maine, and Kevin Fitzpatrick, a third-year political science student at UMaine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Maine’s post COVID-19 economic recovery depends on a fair and accurate census.” Glover is co-leader of the Maine Chapter of […]

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