Research

LaBouff interviewed for BDN piece about Native American sports mascots

Jordan LaBouff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about Native American-themed sports mascots. LaBouff has studied the impact of such mascots with recent UMaine graduate Andrew Tomer, a member of Penobscot Nation. “I think this is really a challenging issue because I 100 percent understand and […]

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Grad student researching interactions among bass, other fish as waters warm

In July, University of Maine graduate student Nicole Ramberg-Pihl went to the Kenduskeag Stream in Exeter and Garland in search of smallmouth bass. Accompanying her in the field were Stephen Coghlan, an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; and undergraduate students Spencer Kelley and Tyson Porter. They collected small young-of-the-year […]

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AMC touted in Assembly Magazine’s article about L.L. Bean tote bags

The University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center was included in an Assembly Magazine article about L.L. Bean’s tote bag production. L.L. Bean officials interested in developing automation to increase bag production, improve product quality and lessen physical demands on employees met with representatives of the AMC and Lanco Integrated. Lanco designed and manufactured a machine […]

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Mainebiz reports on offshore wind industry legislation

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was included in a Mainebiz article about legislation introduced by Sens. Susan Collins and Tom Carper to create financial incentives to spur the country’s emerging offshore wind industry. The Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act would create an investment tax credit redeemable […]

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Shell midden

Preserving Maine’s ancient coastal heritage

Maine’s coastline is dotted with more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are eroding into the ocean, some quite rapidly, which is putting valuable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk, says Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Maine. It is a trend that is likely […]

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UMaine Mandela Fellows travel to Washington D.C. for Fellowship Summit

On July 29, the 25 University of Maine Mandela Washington Fellows will complete their program at the UMaine Public Management Institute and travel to the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington D.C., where they will join the other 975 fellows from host institutes across the nation. The three-day event marks the culmination of the 2017 […]

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Second SEA Fellows Symposium slated for Aug. 16

The second annual SEA Fellows Symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The 2 p.m. symposium will highlight research of students, researchers and industry and community partners from around the state. The event, which will conclude by 5 p.m., includes an optional tour of the […]

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Leslie to discuss marine resilience July 25 at Skidompha Library

Heather Leslie will be the featured “Chats with Champions” speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. The director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center will draw on her research in Maine and Mexico to discuss how the emerging science of marine resilience is changing how people understand and […]

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