Outreach

Graduate students to showcase marine research Aug. 16 at DMC 

Graduate students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences will showcase their research at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center.  Students will give short presentations on coastal community resilience, nutrient cycling in Maine coastal waters, ecology of bottom-dwelling ocean species, and Maine’s aquaculture industry. This free, […]

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CentralMaine.com lists UMaine as partner in statewide Alzheimer’s research

Central Maine.com listed the University of Maine as a partner in Northern Light Health’s statewide research trial to better understand Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive diseases related to aging. The hospital system seeks patients from all over the state to participate in the trial — called the MAINAH. Maine is the oldest state in […]

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UMaine cited in AP article about helping businesses be energy efficient

The University of Maine was mentioned in an Associated Press story about Maine’s U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King offering a proposal — Combined Heat and Power Support Act — to help businesses that want to invest in energy-efficient technology. Collins says the university has “already been a major asset to the forest products […]

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BDN speaks with Lilley for article on cover crops

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jason Lilley, a sustainable agriculture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on cover crops. Cover crops are sown between seasons after crops are harvested and fields are bare, helping discourage weeds and maintain soil health during the off season, the article states. And building soil resilience […]

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Advertiser Democrat quotes Dill in report on ticks

The Advertiser Democrat quoted Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional and director of the Tick Lab with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the report “Ticked off: Tracking tick encounters and diseases.” Fifteen species of ticks have been identified in Maine, though not all are permanent residents — some, like the Gulf Coast tick, […]

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Maine AgrAbility mentioned in BDN article on essential skills for backyard farmers

The Bangor Daily News article “These 12 skills are essential for any backyard farmer” mentioned Maine AgrAbility, a nonprofit program funded by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant and run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the National AgrAbility Project. The program works to make farming more accessible to people with […]

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WABI, WVII report men’s basketball team helps with Children’s Miracle Network event

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine men’s basketball team’s participation in a National Root Beer Float Day fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bangor to support the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Marriott International is CNM’s longest-standing corporate partner, according to WVII. […]

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Fiddlehead Focus, The County advance UMaine Extension livestock clinic in Presque Isle

Fiddlehead Focus and The County advanced a livestock clinic in Presque Isle hosted by the Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and National Resource Conservation Service. The clinic, designed for large-scale producers or small-farm hobbyists, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Olde MacDonald’s […]

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Aquaculture challenges, opportunities topics of Aug. 9 seminar

Damian Brady and Chris Davis will present “Aquaculture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Seafood Production” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The two will discuss using buoys that monitor water quality to find prospective sustainable aquaculture sites in Maine.  Brady is […]

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