Research

New York Times interviews Birkel about rising ocean temperatures

The New York Times interviewed Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, ocean warming fueled by record-breaking temperatures. Birkel, who manages the Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer, said he believes the warming effect of the eruption of an underwater volcano in 2022 has been larger than […]

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Day of field work for UMaine eclipse projects highlighted by media

Maine Public and WABI detailed the efforts of the University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning program to capture images and data of the April 8 total solar eclipse using a balloon with testing camera, data collection, control and tracking systems attached to it. The article from Maine Public stated the biggest challenge for the ballooning […]

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A photo of a cupola on UMaine's Cyrus Pavilion

UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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Media highlights UMaine’s contributions to eclipse research

Media outlets including Portland Press Herald, ABC News, Smithsonian Magazine, New England Public Media, KTRE (Channel 9 Texas), WABI (Channel 5 Bangor), News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, FOX 23, Voice of Maine, and WGME (Channel 13 Portland) highlighted University of Maine students, faculty and staff participating in the April 8 total solar […]

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Information from UMaine Extension cited by Tasting Table

An informational webpage from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on the role of ethylene in ripening fruit was cited in a listicle by Tasting Table titled, “10 hacks that will help ripen fruit much faster.” The article states that placing a ripe apple with other fruits will help them to ripen faster, which the […]

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Media highlight UMaine total eclipse livestream from high-altitude balloon

Several media outlets spanning beyond New England, including the Portland Press Herald, Thrillist, Popular Mechanics, TechRadar and Ontario’s InsideHalton.com, highlighted the livestream of the April 8 total solar eclipse from the University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning program and included a link to the video. The Bulletin, covering eastern Connecticut, also highlighted the UMaine livestream. […]

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Foster Center announces recipients of 2024 Innovation Awards

The University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation announced the third annual Innovation Awards winners, who will be honored in a ceremony at the center on April 11 as part of Maine Impact Week. The awards recognize and celebrate the impact of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are active in innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. The 2024 […]

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AP News highlights high altitude ballooning live stream from UMaine

The Associated Press, a newswire service that spans the U.S., shared a link to a video created by the University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning program that will livestream the 2024 total solar eclipse. Researchers and students in the program will launch a  balloon with various types of equipment, including 360-degree camera systems, into the […]

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