Outreach

Winter Road Clearing Costs in Maine Total $98 Million Annually; UMaine Report Summarizes Findings and Recommends Goals

Contact: Jonathan Rubin at (207) 581-1528 Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — An exhaustive year-long study of economic, safety and environmental issues related to clearing Maine’s roads has yielded a report from the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.  The report, developed in cooperation with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), involved […]

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Darwin Lectures Begin Monday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series begins on Monday, Aug. 31 with a talk by UMaine psychology professor Larry Smith, who will discuss Charles Darwin’s contributions in their historical context. Each class meeting in the semester-long series is also open to members […]

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Camp Susan Curtis to Bring 18 Children to UMaine Wednesday, Thursday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — The University of Maine will host 18 youngsters from Camp Susan Curtis on Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20.  During their time at UMaine, the students will experience what campus life is like and they will visit several UMaine facilities to learn more about academic opportunities. […]

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UMaine Extension Offering Resources, Webinar to Help Stressed Farmers

Contacts: John Rebar, (207) 581-2811; Jennifer O’Leary,(207) 353-5550; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, plant pests, livestock diseases, and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. To assist farmers and their families who are experiencing stress, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has organized a […]

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Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change

Contact: Catherine Schmitt, Maine Sea Grant, 207-581-1434 SURVEY RESULTS, DOCUMENTARY VIDEO HIGHLIGHT COASTAL COMMUNITY VIEWS ON COASTAL CHANGES Property owners along Maine’s sandy beaches are noticing higher water levels during storms and increased erosion. A recent landslide in Stockton Springs was a reminder for residents along other parts of the Maine coast that they also […]

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Lobster Gram and UMaine’s Lobster Institute Team Up to Offer a “Lobster Stimulus” Package to Seafood Fans

Contact: Robert Bayer, Lobster Institute, (207) 581-2785; Dan Zawacki, Lobster Gram, dan@livelob.com ORONO — Lobster Gram®, an Internet business that markets live lobster for home delivery, is joning forces with the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine to offer a “lobster stimulus package” to support the Maine lobster industry during August.  This month is […]

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UMaine Student Planning First Responder Horse Safety Seminar

Contact: Lauren Mack (860) 992-8735; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 University of Maine pre-vet senior Lauren Mack sees a real problem arising when public safety officials are called out in horse emergencies and no one in the department is trained to handle horses. In the last six months in the Bangor area alone, a racehorse got […]

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Maine Foods, Agricultural Heritage to be Featured at Highmoor Centennial Aug. 19

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571; Aimee Dolloff at (207) 581-3777 MONMOUTH — Events highlighting Maine’s rich agricultural history will take center stage on Wednesday Aug. 19 when the University of Maine hosts a centennial celebration of its Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. The state established the facility in 1909 to conduct research and demonstrations related […]

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