Outreach

The County highlights webinar co-hosted by Center on Aging

The County highlighted a virtual information session the University of Maine Center on Aging and Aroostook Agency on Aging hosted to discuss how cities and towns in Aroostook County can join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. “It’s about making sure people of all ages feel welcome and engaged and have their needs met,” […]

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Dagher testifies in Congressional hearing about bolstering transportation infrastructure resilience 

Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) at the University of Maine, testified on May 13 during the Congressional hearing titled Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Part I: Protecting Our Nation’s Transportation Systems.  Dagher spoke before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, in Washington, […]

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BDN promotes Extension late blight hotline

The Bangor Daily News promoted a new service offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The “Late Blight Hotline” provides text updates related to late blight of potatoes and tomatoes to subscribers. More information about the service is online.

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Courier advances Cooperative Extension plant sale

The Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension plant sale scheduled from 8:30 a.m.–noon May 22 in Springvale. For more information about the sale, which benefits the Master Gardener volunteers program in York County, call 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine) or 207.324.2814.

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Local media promote online grant writing program

VillageSoup and the Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced a five-day online professional development program, “Grant Writing Essentials,” offered by the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning May 21. More information is online.

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Virtual Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Institute set for May 20

The fifth annual Suzanne W. Cole Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Institute is scheduled for 9 a.m.–3 p.m. May 20. The conference, which will be conducted virtually via Zoom, is hosted by the University Training Center for Reading Recovery and Comprehensive Literacy at the University of Maine. In previous years, the institute has attracted more […]

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Wardwell named Outstanding Research Administrator for 2021

Lynn Wardwell, senior grants manager and fiscal officer for Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine, has been named UMaine’s Outstanding Research Administrator for 2021. This award, which is sponsored by UMaine’s Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, recognizes distinguished service by staff who support advancement of the university’s research […]

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