Outreach

Media cover venture to develop floating offshore wind demonstration project

A number of media organizations covered the University of Maine announcement that two industry heavyweights are investing in the development of a pioneer floating offshore wind technology project. Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi company, is joining with RWE Renewables to invest $100 million to build and deploy a full-scale, floating wind farm 14 […]

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Mayewski talks with WVII about pandemic, cleaner air

Paul Mayewski told WVII that fewer toxic substances are being emitted into the atmosphere during the pandemic and that the air is cleaner. “The fact we can live with less [and] consume more local products is good for us. It’s good for the environment,” said the director of the Climate Change Institute. “The fact that […]

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WABI interviews Biddle about importance of resources during remote learning

Catharine Biddle talked with WABI about a study that sought to capture examples of interesting and innovative responses of Maine school districts to school closures last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “To what extent is that creativity affected by differences in rurality, differences in access to particular kinds of funding, particular kinds of partnerships, […]

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Media advance virtual fun run

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H virtual free fun run along the Maine coastline from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15. Help ME Conquer the Maine Coastline is a virtual public run, walk and bike event along the 3,478 miles of Maine’s coastline. Registration is required. 

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Dill shares potato beetle expertise with WAGM 

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told WAGM in Presque Isle that potato beetles and other insects have been spotted in farm fields and private gardens in Aroostook County. Dill said this is the time of year that beetles mate and lay eggs.

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Daily Bulldog promotes pickle fermentation survey 

The Daily Bulldog posted a media release announcing that researchers are seeking Maine residents at least 18 years old to answer questions and watch a short video about safe pickle fermentation practices. The 25-minute research survey is online. For more information, contact Jacob Rich at jacob.rich@maine.edu, 781.475.3862.

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Applying for an NEH grant? Attend McGillicuddy Humanities Center’s workshop 

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center will offer a virtual workshop about applying for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Mark Silver, senior program officer in the NEH Division of Research Programs, will lead the free, public workshop. Advance registration is required. Space […]

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McGill, Gill to receive NSFA research, public service awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announced that Brian McGill, professor of biological sciences, and Jacquelyn Gill, associate professor of terrestrial paleoecology, will be recognized with faculty awards for 2020. McGill will receive the college’s Outstanding Research Award; Gill will be honored with its Outstanding Public Service Award.  The Outstanding Research Award recognizes […]

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