Research

WABI covers panel on UMaine, National Geographic Everest expedition

WABI (Channel 5) covered a Nov. 15 event titled “The University of Maine’s Role in the National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest.” The panel discussion held on campus included six UMaine faculty members and students who went on the expedition. The scientists spoke about the role humans play in one […]

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Survey participants needed for kombucha study

Do you make kombucha at home, or are you interested in learning how to make the beverage? Researchers at the University of Maine are seeking Maine residents who are at least 18 years old and want to ferment their own kombucha. Kombucha-makers and those interested in the fermented beverage made with tea will be asked […]

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Media cover launch of UMaine Arctic network

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7) and Maine Public reported on the celebratory launch event of UMaine Arctic. The University of Maine program aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in New England with a diverse expertise network of regional academic faculty and staff involved in research, education and outreach related to the Arctic. The event featured […]

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Maine Policy Scholars present on pressing issues

Four University of Maine System students gave their final presentations Nov. 8 as Maine Policy Scholars.  The scholarship recipients presented their research to four panelists, friends and family, and the broader UMS community.  The Maine Policy Scholars program was established by Peter Cox and supported by many donors. It engages UMS students in the public […]

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Celebratory launch of UMaine Arctic to be held Nov. 14

The University of Maine invites community members and interested collaborators to attend the celebratory launch event of UMaine Arctic on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Buchanan Alumni House. The reception will feature a poster session, exhibiting activities by faculty and regional partners in the Arctic and in Arctic-impacted regions, to present UMaine activity in the […]

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WABI covers opening of Parenting Relationships Research Lab

WABI (Channel 5) attended the opening of the Parenting Relationships Research Lab created by Daniel Puhlman, assistant professor of family studies. Research in the lab will focus on relationships involved in parenting, especially parents’ connections with each other and their children, as well as with grandparents, extended family members, teachers and other caregivers. The Merrill […]

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Medical Xpress shares article about Daigle’s opioid-dependency study

Medical Xpress printed a University of Maine article about Katrina Daigle’s study that found mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. The deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in […]

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Seaweed research in a lab

Nayak part of international team investigating health benefits of processed seaweed

Seaweed, which is gaining popularity as a superfood in the United States, has several health benefits, but whether they are retained in products that have been processed in different ways remains unclear.  Research by an international team including the University of Maine aims to develop and optimize processing and preservation techniques for seaweed to retain […]

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‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores the state’s vibrant reuse economy 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks why the state’s reuse economy is so robust. In the third episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Cindy Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change and faculty associate in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability […]

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‘ASA Footnotes’ publishes Blackstone’s ‘Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond’ piece

Amy Blackstone’s article “Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond: Causes, Consequences, and Change” was published in the September/October 2019 issue of ASA Footnotes. Blackstone writes that “knowledge from decades of sociological research helps us understand — and change — the reality of sexual harassment in academic workplaces and beyond.” Allies have an important role to […]

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