Outreach

Newsom talks with News Center Maine on Wabanaki archaeological sites

News Center Maine interviewed Bonnie Newsom, a University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about a new effort involving her, UMaine Ph.D. students and the National Park Service to protect Wabanaki archaeological sites in Acadia National Park from climate change using Indigenous and western knowledge. Federal funding will support the project, which will involve devising […]

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Astronomy Center hosting new event for Minecraft lovers May 11

The University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center is hosting a new family event in partnership What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). This immersive astronomy experience, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is designed for children ages 8-14 years old and offers engagement for parents and guardians. Tickets include access to a […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s history, innovative advancements

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine in an article about how colleges and universities in Maine have a long history of advancing and innovating their campuses despite economic downturns. During the 2008 recession, UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with a private company to use composite technology in bridge construction. The university’s Aroostook Farm […]

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Media highlight UMaine annual cooking competition for high schoolers

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) covered the fourth annual University of Maine Innovative Local Foods Cooking Challenge in Hitchner Hall on Thursday, April 25. University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor Kathie Savoie and food science pilot plant manager Robert Dumas helped coordinate the competition. Eleanor Nery […]

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NYT interviews Stoll on U.S. seafood exports

The New York Times interviewed Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine associate professor of marine policy, for a story on the challenge of keeping freshly caught seafood in local markets. Stoll discussed how the U.S. exports much of its seafood, a business worth approximately $5 billion in 2023. Supply chains for local markets have been […]

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Bangor-area media highlight Maine Day Meal Packout

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22 in Bangor) highlighted the Maine Meal Packout event, held on Tuesday at the University of Maine Memorial Gym. Organized by the Honors College, hundreds of students and others volunteered to pack more than 56,800 meals that will be donated to food banks and pantries around the […]

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Students pack and donate 56,800 meals during Maine Day Meal Packout

Around 300 students and other volunteers at the University of Maine assembled 56,800 meals for people in need during Maine Day Meal Packout on Tuesday, April 23 in the Memorial Gym.  Maine Day Meal Packout is organized by Honors College staff and the Honors College Student Activities Board. Honors College students have been packing meals […]

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Walker interviewed about sustainable packaging on Fox 22

WFVX (Fox 22 in Bangor) interviewed University of Maine Process Development Center Director Colleen Walker for a recurring segment that features University of Maine leaders and experts every other week on Friday evenings. Walker discussed innovation, sustainability and how the development center is facilitating both. An ongoing focus of the center, she said, is creating […]

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Celebrate sustainability with Earth Week 2024 at UMaine

The University of Maine will celebrate Earth Week 2024 through April 27 with a slate of events on- and off-campus organized by various groups and organizations.  Earth Week events include a nature walk and talk, a campus clean up, a garbage art gallery, musical performances, academic discussions pertaining to environmental issues and a pop-up thrift […]

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