Outreach

Blackstone to participate in Women Who Empower Our World event

Amy Blackstone will be part of the Women Who Empower Our World event March 1 at Northeastern University in Boston. The University of Maine sociology professor will be a member of a panel that will discuss “How Policy Impacts Women’s Careers and What Still Needs to Change.” For two decades, Blackstone has examined multiple facets […]

Read more

Wertheim speaks on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’

Frank Wertheim, an Extension educator in agriculture and horticulture with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke recently on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” radio show. The show’s topic was fighting food insecurity in Maine through initiatives such as the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit and the Maine Hunger Dialogue.

Read more

BDN quotes Anderson in article about turkeys

The Bangor Daily News quoted Gary Anderson, an animal and bioscience specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the article “What to consider before adding turkeys to your homestead.” Anderson gave tips like housing turkeys separately from chickens, which can act as an intermediate host for blackhead disease to which turkeys are susceptible. He […]

Read more

WAGM interviews Johnson about Australian potato farming

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) interviewed Steve Johnson, a professor and crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a segment of the County Ag Report about potato farming in Australia. Johnson has been in Australia working with and educating local farmers, and testing for potato viruses as part of the seed certification […]

Read more

UMaine to host Fresh Check Day on Feb. 26

The University of Maine will host Fresh Check Day, an expo-style mental health promotion and suicide prevention event, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Feb. 26 in the North Pod of Memorial Union. A concept created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, the free event is designed to bring the campus community together to “check in” on the […]

Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration rescheduled for March 2

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held March 2 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 21, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The family-friendly event […]

Read more

BDN speaks with Mallory about Maine Grain Conference

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Ellen Mallory, an associate Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and associate professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about industrial hemp in Maine and the Maine Grain Conference. Mallory noted a presentation on industrial hemp as part of the annual Maine Grain […]

Read more

VillageSoup advances tidal energy talk by Ross

VillageSoup reported Lauren Ross, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maine, will give a talk about a recent study of tidal energy in Maine at noon Feb. 26 at the Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. The talk will explore how tidal turbines can optimize energy extraction and how coastal […]

Read more

Morning Ag Clips announces UMaine Extension hayfield, pasture health workshops

Morning Ag Clips announced a series of University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshops on hayfield and pasture health in nine locations around the state. The workshops will be led by UMaine Extension employees Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems, and Gary Anderson, animal and bioscience specialist. Topics will include improving pasture […]

Read more

BDN, Broadway World report MAIER sponsors sensory-friendly play performance

The Bangor Daily News and Broadway World reported the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) based at the University of Maine, is sponsoring a sensory-friendly performance of Some Theatre Company’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Keith Anderson Community House in […]

Read more