Signature and Emerging Areas

Pink and white lady slipper orchids

McDonough MacKenzie documents dramatic loss of native plants on MDI

Areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. Certain plant families had even higher rates of loss, says Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine.   When her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount […]

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Bailey West

Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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Drisanna Watson

Drisanna Watson earns Native American Research Internship in Utah

Drisanna Watson will begin her Native American Research Internship (NARI) at the University of Utah a couple of weeks after wrapping up her 19-credit spring semester at the University of Maine. The 10-week paid summer experience supports academic, career and personal development of Native American students interested in health science careers. A goal is to […]

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Maine INBRE program renewed for five years

MDI Biological Laboratory has received an award of nearly $18 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to renew a program focused strengthening biomedical research and research training in Maine. The grant will fund the 18-year-old Maine INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) […]

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Crew team

Men’s varsity four boat finishes fifth at New England Rowing Championships

The University of Maine Crew Club men’s varsity four boat placed fifth in the Grand Final at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) on May 4 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts. The boat of Garrett Robinson, Ben Duddy, Kile Gianetti, Alec Latham and coxswain Marissa Hughes completed the 2,000-meter course in 7:21.420. Bowdoin College […]

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UMaine to host Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1

The University of Maine will host the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1. The conference will feature a series of events, panels, presentations and concerts celebrating the unique history of Maine, its peoples, culture, politics, art and music. Registration for the conference is online. The registration fee for the general public is $60. University […]

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UMaine faculty mentors recognized at award ceremony

Awardees were recognized for their support, advocacy and mentorship of University of Maine students at the Faculty Mentor Appreciation ceremony on May 7. The event, which was originally postponed, is part of the 2019 Maine Impact Week celebration. A total of 23 awards were presented during the luncheon. Faculty Mentor Impact Award winners: Nicholas Giudice, […]

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Cammen: History can inform ecologically and socially conscious conservation management

A University of Maine-led research team examined historical interactions between people and ocean mammals to inform future conservation management. The marine scientists seek to break the loop that includes human exploitation of a wildlife species that causes population decline, implementation of a conservation plan that leads to a population increase, then calls for population control […]

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UMaine earns STARS Silver sustainability rating

The University of Maine earned its first STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for recycling and composting nearly half of its waste; promoting student life opportunities, including a Green Living and Learning dorm floor; reducing water consumption by 20 percent per campus user; and more. STARS, […]

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Media cover UMaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory research collaboration announcement

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, WABI (Channel 5), Mainebiz, Maine Startups Insider, Biofuels Digest and The Oak Ridger reported the University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced a research collaboration to help the forest products industry. The federally funded, $20 million manufacturing partnership will involve 3D printing using bioplastics made with wood fiber. “The material […]

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