Hayes quoted in BDN report on infant mortality in Maine

Marie Hayes, a psychology professor who researches opiate-exposed infants at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News report on addressing infant mortality in Maine. Maine is the only state to see a higher infant mortality rate in this decade (2005 to 2014) than the previous decade (1995 to 2004), according to […]

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Media cover Bridge-In-A-Backpack spinoff company’s deal with international firm

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), WLBZ (Channel 2), CompositesWorld and Mainebiz reported Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a University of Maine spinoff company, has signed a distribution and marketing agreement for North America with Terre Armee Group/Reinforced Earth Company. The agreement will help grow adoption of UMaine’s patented composite arch bridge […]

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Professor examines 100 years of rural education research

What can you learn by studying 100 years of academic writing about rural education in the United States? For Catharine Biddle, assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Maine, it’s this: the more things change, the more they stay the same. “If you look at the case we follow, it’s like the conversations […]

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Ives’ work inspires new Mallett Brothers Band CD, Press Herald reports

The Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine folklorist Edward “Sandy” Ives, who founded the Maine Folklife Center, inspired the Mallett Brothers Band’s latest CD, “The Falling of the Pine: Songs from the Maine Woods.” Will and Luke Mallett’s father, folk singer David Mallett, is an obvious musical influence, but their mother, Jayne Lello, also […]

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UMaine engineers make waves in naval architecture

A tiny storm rages at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Simulated wind and waves beat against the hull of a model FPSO vessel in conditions comparable to a 100-year storm off the coast of western Africa. Watching from the side of the wind-wave basin in the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, […]

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UMaine publication helps farmers adapt to changing climate

Long-term changes in weather are affecting Maine agriculture, bringing both risks and potential opportunities for farmers in the state. At the University of Maine, faculty initiated the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network to improve coordination among faculty, staff and students on the subject. The network recently published a fact sheet that outlines observations of how […]

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