Outreach

Wind power opinion column in Sunday Telegram

The June 26 Maine Sunday Telegram includes an opinion column, “Offshore wind has role in Maine’s future,” written by UMaine School of Economics Prof. Mario Teisl, in collaboration with his faculty colleagues Caroline Noblet, Shannon McCoy and Gary Hunt.

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Fernandez in news report on federal lab

Comments from Prof. Ivan Fernandez of UMaine’s soil sciences faculty are included in a Bangor Daily News story about Sen. Susan Collins’ Thursday announcement that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, located at UMaine, will remain open.  Fernandez provided perspectives on the value of the work conducted at the […]

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Ocean energy news reports

Friday’s Portland Press Herald includes a story wrapping up the three-day EnergyOcean International conference held this week in Portland.  In the story, Ken Fletcher, director of Maine’s state energy office pointed out that the state is “fully committed” to the development of energy sources from the ocean.  UMaine is leading the DeepCWind Consortium, a broad-based, […]

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Kaye comments in story on caregivers

Prof. Len Kaye, director of UMaine’s Center on Aging, was quoted in a Central Maine Morning Sentinel feature story about the challenges faced by those providing care for elderly relatives.  The story includes perspectives on the support services available for those in such situations, especially in Maine, where the story says that network is “expanding.”

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Barker set for television appearance

Sharon Barker, director of UMaine’s Women’s Resource Center, will be a guest on the Thursday June 9 edition of Maine Public Television’s “Maine Watch” program.  The subject will be issues and programs related to girls and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.  Barker will talk about the National Girls Collaborative Project and other relevant […]

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UMaine helps Auburn manufacturing company

A Thursday Lewiston Sun Journal story reports on new technology being implemented at Falcon Performance Footwear in Auburn.  The company is investing in custom-built equipment to manufacture toe caps for its boots.  The story notes that UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center has played an important role in developing the new process, which the news story says […]

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Maine Beaches Conference July 15

Sandy beaches cover only about two percent of Maine’s vast coastline, but generate significant economic impact through tourism, recreation, and coastal living. On Friday, July 15, these diverse interests will gather at Southern Maine Community College for the Maine Beaches Conference.

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Maine Physical Sciences Partnership Summit

Approximately 70 people — including middle school and high school teachers, school administrators, University of Maine faculty members and experts on STEM education, will meet at Point Lookout in Northport Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14.

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UMaine Senior National Continuing Education Student of the Year

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571, joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO — University of Maine senior Lauren Sterling of Waterville, Maine, has been named the 2010 National Continuing Education Student of the Year by the University Continuing Education Association. Last fall, she was selected as the Outstanding Continuing Education Student from New England. Sterling, who majored in university […]

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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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