Signature and Emerging Areas

Aquaculture toolkit

Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — that […]

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Students, faculty to present at National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta

Fourteen University of Maine Honors College students, along with faculty and staff, are traveling to Atlanta, Georgia this week for the annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference Nov. 8–12. Faculty and students will be giving 10 presentations on various topics related to Honors education, including social justice and human rights, intersectionality, activism and classroom […]

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Authors of ‘Caught’ to share fishing tales Nov. 14 at DMC

The authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” will sign books and share stories at noon Nov. 14 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing […]

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Financial markets

The human costs of financial crises: linking market sentiment to human capital loss

Global financial crises and the severe economic hardships they impose on millions of people worldwide can sometimes lead to violent and fatal outcomes, according to a new study from the University of Maine. The research, which links periods of economic turmoil to increased rates of suicide and murder-suicide, illuminates the often overlooked and understudied loss […]

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Leslie to talk at Coastal Estuarine Research Federation conference

Heather Leslie will be a speaker at the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation conference​ Nov. 7 in Providence, Rhode Island. The director of the Darling Marine Center will talk about policies and practices that build resilience of coastal marine ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them. The Libra Associate Professor in the School of […]

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Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Editor’s note: story updated Nov. 3 Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome […]

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UMaine to celebrate international education, cultural exchange Nov. 4–17

The University of Maine will celebrate and promote international education and global cultural exchange through a variety of events in November. Events will begin Saturday, Nov. 4 with the 30th annual Culturefest at the New Balance Student Recreation Center, and will end Friday, Nov. 17 with the Solidarity Harvest volunteer opportunity. Other activities will include […]

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Michelle Goody and Clarissa Henry

Goody finds flu ravages muscles of zebrafish with muscular dystrophy

This time of year, doctors often recommend flu shots for people who are young, old, pregnant or immunocompromised. Michelle Goody suggests adding people with muscular dystrophy to the list. After the University of Maine research assistant professor injected the flu virus into the bloodstream of zebrafish with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), damage to their muscles […]

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Kelley, Loring to discuss connections between art, environment in Portland

University of Maine marine geologist Joseph Kelley and 2017 honorary doctorate recipient Donna Loring will take part in a discussion that explores connections between art, environmental concerns and people’s relationship to the natural world at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Osher Auditorium at Maine College of Art. Kelley will discuss his research about Maine’s […]

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Austin Steward

Austin Steward: Bioengineering major aiming for pediatric career in Maine

Austin Steward, a third-year bioengineering major at the University of Maine, was part of a select group who gained early access to the Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine Track Early Assurance reserves a limited number […]

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