Outreach

UMaine cited in BDN article on starting a Maine business

The University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “10 lessons learned about starting your own Maine business.” At a recent “Dirigo Speaks: The Next Act” event at the Bangor Public Library, three Mainers shared their stories about starting a business after the age of 50, […]

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Sun Journal reports on EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

The Sun Journal published a University of Maine news release about a toolkit​ created by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR to provide youth with a unique learning experience. The toolkits — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — are available statewide for K–2 classes, 4-H and Scout groups, as […]

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Maine Sea Grant director finalists to make public presentations

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend public presentations by the three finalists for the position of director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program at UMaine. Each candidate will present his or her “Vision for Maine Sea Grant,” followed by audience questions and discussion. Finalists and presentation dates: Gayle Zydlewski, […]

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BDN reports on Kelley’s shell midden research

The Bangor Daily News reported on the prehistoric shell middens, or refuse heaps, along the Maine coast that are threatened by rising sea levels, beach erosion and development. The middens include clam shells, fish bones and other artifacts left behind by people who lived​ ​along the coast thousands of years ago. “The paleo information is […]

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Johnson talks with WVII-TV about potato disease at summit

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the Potato Disease Summit convened by the University of Maine. Plant pathologists, researchers and scientists from the Netherlands, Scotland and United States met at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to share information on the bacteria Dickeya and Pectobacterium that cause potatoes to rot and threaten the industry worldwide. “The […]

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BDN advances parking options on campus Friday night

Campus will be packed Friday night for the Black Bear men’s ice hockey game at 7:30 p.m. at Alfond Arena, and the Class C state championship football game at 7:06 p.m. on adjacent Morse Field. Officials from the University of Maine and the Maine Principals’ Association met to plan parking options, the Bangor Daily News […]

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Savoie, McCarty earn national recognition, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release announcing University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie and community education assistant Kate McCarty were honored at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual session in Omaha, Nebraska. Savoie and McCarty both received the first-place regional and first-place national Master […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips on Thanksgiving food safety, wreath making

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes seasonal information related to Thanksgiving food safety, home energy and balsam fir gathering and wreath making. Online publications include: Helpful Hints on Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving Basics for Handling Food Safely General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food Balsam Fir Tip Harvesting Making Balsam Fir Wreaths Maine Home Energy […]

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Flag raising to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The University of Maine’s Native American Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Life will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony Nov. 15. The ceremony will begin at noon on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. A reception and discussion hosted by Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and director […]

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Aquaculture toolkit

Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — that […]

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