WVII interviews Gardner, grad student for report on tick research in Acadia

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Allison Gardner, assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at the University of Maine, and Sara McBride, a master’s student in ecology and environmental sciences at UMaine, for a report about their research on ticks in Acadia National Park. “Visitors were reporting that one of the things they’re most concerned about […]

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$350K NSF grant to UMaine to support statewide research, outreach with new high-performance computational instrument

A project led by the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science to develop a high-performance computing instrument has received a $350,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science at UMaine, will lead the project.   Deep learning (a subfield of artificial intelligence), modeling and simulation, and […]

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Loveless, Penney, Ryckman named McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows

Noah Loveless, Sarah Penney and Matthew Ryckman are the 2019–2020 Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows at the University of Maine. Fellows serve as ambassadors of humanities for their peers, the campus and beyond. They each will receive $4,000 for two consecutive semesters while they work on their respective research projects. Loveless, from […]

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Beal calls invasive Asian shore crabs a ‘ticking time bomb’  

Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine Machias, told the Bangor Daily News that invasive Asian shore crabs are probably a “ticking time bomb.” Beal was interviewed after Acadia National Park officials said a molted shell of an Asian shore crab was found Sept. 19 along the shore near Schoodic Point. […]

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Gill discusses permafrost caves, harrowing medical experience on 207  

University of Maine paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill talked about her experiences exploring a permafrost cave in Siberia, as well as her medical scare there, with Rob Caldwell on News Center Maine’s 207. Gill was in Siberia in September 2018 to film “Lost Beasts of the Ice Age” for the Science Channel. She and other leading scientists […]

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Melissa Garand

Melissa Garand : Global policy grad student interns in Bulgaria 

Melissa Garand of Manchester, Maine interned abroad in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria this summer, working full time as a graduate international student services intern at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG).  “As with many others my age, I grew up during the years of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and general American involvement in the greater Middle […]

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