Research

WABI, WVII report on Rapid Research Week at VEMI Lab

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the fifth annual Rapid Research Week at the University of Maine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (VEMI Lab). Students and faculty collaborate on research, from idea conception to final presentation, the report states. Each group conducted an experiment based on their research question, and presented […]

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Puhlman recent guest on ‘Maine Calling’

Daniel Puhlman, assistant professor of family studies and head of the Parenting Relationships Research Lab at the University of Maine, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The topic of the show was co-parenting, which can include divorced couples sharing parenting duties, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and other blended family situations.

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Puhlman to discuss co-parenting Jan. 17 on ‘Maine Calling’

Daniel Puhlman, University of Maine assistant professor of family studies who heads the Parenting Relationships Research Lab, will be a guest on the Maine Public show “Maine Calling” 1–2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. The topic is co-parenting, which can include divorced couples sharing parenting duties, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and other blended family situations. Puhlman […]

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Sandwich Enterprise interviews Clifford about Everest experience

The Sandwich Enterprise talked with University of Maine doctoral student Heather Clifford about her experience on the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. “The expedition overall was quite an incredible experience; having little travel experience I had quite a few firsts,” said the 2011 graduate of Sandwich High School. “First time being in […]

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Skonberg to educate media about foods of the future

Denise Skonberg will participate in a media briefing about emerging research driving the development of consumable algae, insects and cultured meat — and how factors such as taste, nutrition, public perception, and environmental impact may influence their acceptance as foods.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science briefing, titled “Fit to Eat? Algae, Insects, […]

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Penobscot Times, Machias Valley News Observer publicize shell midden exhibit

The Penobscot Times shared the University of Maine media release about the free, public exhibit “Maine’s Threatened Shell Middens: Losing a Link to Understanding our Past” in Hudson Museum’s Minsky Culture Lab. For generations, indigenous Wabanki people left heaps of harvested clams and oysters shells along the coast. Materials in the piles provide opportunities to […]

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Nayak shares goals of seaweed research with WABI

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Balunkeswar Nayak about his efforts to retain seaweed’s health benefits during processing and preservation. “Our lab is helping…find out… the best processing techniques that can really save this product for off-season use and also different types of value additions,” says the University of Maine associate professor of food processing.

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DMC shellfish study highlights changes in Damariscotta River

Darling Marine Center researcher Kara Pellowe and colleagues found very few clams of commercial size (2 inches or larger) last summer in any of the intertidal flats managed by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Their discovery came during a collaborative project in which they counted shellfish (soft-shell clams, quahogs, razor clams, mussels and oysters) […]

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For older adults, music training boosts cognitive function, well-being

Group music training can enhance cognitive function and personal well-being in older adults, according to a new University of Maine study led by Rebecca MacAulay, an assistant professor of psychology, and Philip Edelman, an assistant professor of music education.  Music is associated with reduced stress and improved quality of life and mood, and music training […]

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