Outreach

Seaweed Aquaculture Workshop, Kelp Farming Class to be Offered in Belfast

Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an all-day workshop on seaweed aquaculture science, policy and commercial product development at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Thursday, Aug. 29, followed by a three-hour class on kelp farming techniques. The Seaweed Scene workshop will offer the opportunity for attendees […]

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Mainebiz Feature Focuses on Target Technology Incubator

Mainebiz published an article about Orono’s Target Technology Incubator and its relationship with the University of Maine. The incubator began in the late 1990s to spur innovation, boost regional economic development and elevate UMaine’s standing as a research university, according to the article. Renee Kelly, co-director of programs, operations and outreach at the UMaine Foster […]

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Campground Surveys Focus on Firewood, Invasive Pests

In an effort to raise awareness about invasive forest pests, two University of Maine students will survey campers about their firewood use at Lamoine State Park and several private campgrounds on Mount Desert Island Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 22–24. Laura Brehm, an ecology and environmental sciences student, and Sally Peckenham, a nursing student, have been […]

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Acheson’s Poverty Report Cited in BDN Article on Washington County Forum

The Bangor Daily News cited a Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center report written by Ann Acheson, a research associate for the center, in an article about the Poverty Institute forum hosted by the University of Maine at Machias. According to Acheson’s report, “Poverty in Maine,” 30 percent of children in Washington County live in poverty, […]

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UMaine Center on Aging, Camden International Film Festival to Cosponsor Summit

The University of Maine Center on Aging has partnered with the Camden International Film Festival to cosponsor the inaugural Engagement Summit, which will pair nonprofit leaders and documentary filmmakers to create social-action campaigns integrated with film screenings. This year’s summit will focus on aging and is part of a one-year Aging in Maine initiative, which […]

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BDN Feature Focuses on Company Aided by UMaine

The Bangor Daily News published an article about the success of Courtney Bed Inc., a Millinocket-based company that makes and sells handcrafted pediatric beds for special-needs children. Patrick Cyr started the company with the help of the University of Maine’s Knowledge Transfer Alliance.

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Jemison Talks to MPBN About Health Care for Migrant Workers

John Jemison, water quality and soil specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network about the need for affordable health care for Maine’s migrant workers. Jemison said farm labor can be hard on health and its workers are notoriously underinsured and underserved. As part of a UMaine Extension […]

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Maine Edge Previews UMMA Summer Oasis Gala

The Maine Edge previewed the University of Maine Museum of Art’s Summer Oasis Gala that will be held in the sculpture garden of Norumbega Hall in downtown Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 17. The gala will feature fine art, music and food in celebration of the more than 10 years the museum has been at their […]

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