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School of Forest Resources faculty honored by Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District named faculty in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources Outstanding Conservation Educators of the Year. Nicole Rogers, assistant professor of silviculture; Jay Wason, assistant professor of forest ecosystem physiology; Shawn Fraver, associate professor of forest ecology; Jessica Leahy, Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry; […]

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UMaine Portland Gateway hosting Semiconductor Industry Day with IEEE

The University of Maine Portland Gateway and Maine Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will host a cross-sector event on May 18 exploring the region’s existing programs, resources and capacity across the semiconductor industry.  This event, to be held from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at 300 Fore St., Portland, brings experts from […]

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UMaine Franco American Programs receives $350K from National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $350,000 to the University of Maine Franco American Programs for a project to digitize historic materials and make them openly available online. UMaine will conduct the project on behalf of the Franco American Collections Consortium, a collaboration of university archives that maintain collections of books, documents, photos, […]

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Hamley awarded $25K American Dissertation Fellowship

Kit Hamley, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute (CCI) at the University of Maine, has been awarded an $25,000 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. This fellowship will support Hamley for 2023–24 as she completes her dissertation, which leverages new tools to understand human […]

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Timber Harvesting & Forest Operations notes UMaine role in PERSEUS project

Timber Harvesting & Forest Operations noted the University of Maine’s role in a $10 million grant to Purdue University led project called PERSEUS (Promoting Economic Resilience and Sustainability of the Eastern U.S. Forests) designed to help landowners and stakeholders better adapt their forests to increasingly complicated economic and climate conditions in the Eastern U.S. Aaron […]

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Media feature UMaine seafood marketing study

The Bangor Daily News, Mount Desert Islander and National Fisherman featured a first-ever national assessment of seafood marketing practices in the United States led by the University of Maine with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NOAA Fisheries. The American Seafood Harvesters Marketing Practices Survey aims to bring attention to the role that […]

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Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force releases updated executive summary

The Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force, formed in summer 2013 by the University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), Maine Forest Service (MFS), and Maine Forest Products Council (MFPC) to begin preparing for the next outbreak of the eastern spruce budworm, has released an update to its 2016 Task Force report. “The work of […]

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Maine Public reports on UMaine forest modeling study

Maine Public reported on a forest modeling study conducted by researchers from the University of Maine, the New England Forestry Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. The study shows that Maine’s commercial forest landowners could increase annual carbon storage by at least 20% over the next 60 years while maintaining timber harvest levels. The findings […]

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Maine Public reports on UMaine logging study

In an article about Maine loggers leaving the industry, Maine Public cited a new University of Maine study that found the state’s logging industry supported fewer jobs and generated less economic output and labor income in 2021, compared to the five years prior.

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