Research

UMaine undergraduates chosen as Drug Policy Research Fellows

Seven University of Maine students will learn how research can inform the process of drug policy reform this academic year as part of a new, innovative undergraduate research fellowship.  Robert Glover, an associate professor of political science and honors, and Karyn Sporer, an assistant professor of sociology, developed the program while researching attitudes toward drug […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks about best practices for educators during pandemic

“What best practices can educators use during the pandemic?” Find out in the first episode of Season 3 of “The Maine Question” podcast. When the coronavirus was causing a major shift last spring in how schools across the country educated children, Catherine Biddle, Maria Frankland and students from the College of Education and Human Development […]

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Experts to address climate change topics, questions in free webinar 

What is Maine doing to address climate change? How does climate change impact geopolitical unrest? Are the wildfires in the western United States related to climate change?  People interested in learning more about these and other topics are invited to the “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar […]

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Moose

Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health $148,492 for the three-year project that begins in January 2021. Dramatic […]

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NEH grant-seeking workshop set for Sept. 25

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center will offer a virtual workshop about applying for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Mark Silver, senior program officer in the NEH Division of Research Programs, will lead the free, public workshop. Advance registration is required. Space […]

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Season 3 of ‘The Maine Question’ podcast debuts Sept. 17

During Season 3 of “The Maine Question” podcast, host Ron Lisnet will interview University of Maine movers and shakers working to improve people’s lives and the world.  Here’s a preview of three topics this season, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 17 Catherine Biddle and Maria Frankland from the College of Education and Human Development will […]

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News Center reports on UMaine training future Arctic scientists

News Center Maine reported on the University of Maine’s plans to train future Arctic scientists using a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new UMaine initiative, Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic, will train 60 master’s and Ph.D. students in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic systems science. […]

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WABI cites UMaine study on economic impact of snowmobiling

WABI (Channel 5) cited a University of Maine study, “The Economic Contribution of Snowmobiling in Maine,” in reporting that grant funds of more than $400,000 had been awarded to five snowmobile clubs to support local businesses and economic growth in rural Maine.

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