Research

Grad student recognized for research project

Karen Hutchins, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in Communication and Journalism and a graduate research assistant for Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative, was recognized by the National Science Foundation for her research poster on partnerships between universities and municipalities. That recognition came at NSF’s National EPSCoR Conference in October.

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MaineBiz Story on Clean Tech Corridor

UMaine’s Office of Industrial Cooperation was mentioned in a MaineBiz magazine story about the Maine Clean Tech Corridor, a collaborative campaign to encourage clean tech investment and to attract to Maine small to medium-sized clean tech companies that cannot easily or affordably access necessary services elsewhere in New England. Tom Brubaker, the head of the […]

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Pendse research presentation Nov. 10

Prof. Hemant Pendse will give a presentation, “Forest Bioproducts — why now, why in Maine,” at the next Research Cafe, presented by the UMaine Vice President for Research office.  The session is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.  in Fogler Library’s University Club.  Pendse is director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Institute (FBRI) and […]

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Sorg in report on painkiller addictions

Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist in UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center who researches issues related to substance abuse, commented in a Saturday Portland Press Herald report about Maine’s problems related to people with painkiller addictions.  The story, by Press Herald reporter John Richardson, was the first in a six-part series.

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Bayer comments in lobster processing story

Prof. Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute at UMaine was quoted in a Fishermen’s Voice news story challenging the assertions published in a recent Boston Globe report on the business of processing Maine lobster.  The Fishermen’s Voice report provides perspectives from Bayer and others in the lobstering industry describing the business relationships between […]

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Caron research in Huffington Post

The Huffington Post features a blog entry based on research conducted by UMaine Prof. Sandra Caron and her former student, Nicole Proulx.  In a 2006 study, Caron and Proulx looked at marriages where the wife is at least ten years older than the husband.

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Faculty research committee seeking funding proposals

UMaine’s Faculty Research Funds Committee will review submissions for the Regular Faculty Research Funds Awards and the Scholarly Materials and Equipment Awards beginning November 18, 2011. Those who are interested can find information on the guidelines for submission, forms and due dates online. The program is open to tenured, tenure-eligible and soft-money faculty.

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Mitchell Sustainability Lecture at UMaine Oct. 13

Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell will be at the University of Maine on Thursday Oct. 13 to participate in a lecture event on communication between scientists and the public. Free and open to the public, it begins at 12 noon at UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. Those interested in attending are asked to reserve a ticket […]

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Kaye in story about prescription drug disposal

Comments from Prof. Lenard Kaye, director of UMaine’s Center on Aging, were included in a Maine Sunday Telegram story about Maine’s efforts to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.  A return program is effective but expensive, because there are no approved incineration facilities in Maine.  State officials are investigating the possibility of a composting process […]

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Ph.D. graduate wins dissertation award

Jonathan Paul, who recently completed a neuroscience Ph.D. in the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the outstanding dissertation award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP).  Paul, who finished his UMaine degree in August, is in an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch Maternal-Fetal Center.  As the […]

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