Signature and Emerging Areas

‘The Maine Question’ asks what it’s like being an archaeologist

Daniel Sandweiss’s archaelogy career doesn’t mirror depictions of those in movies like “Indiana Jones,” but for him, it’s been equally as exciting.  Over the years, Sandweiss, a University of Maine professor in the Anthropology Department and Climate Change Institute, has uncovered extensive evidence into how ancient civilization dealt with natural disasters, such as climate change, […]

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McGlynn discusses offshore wind research with Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record interviewed Alyssa McGlynn, a University of Maine graduate student studying mechanical engineering, about her offshore wind energy research. McGlynn’s work focuses on scale model testing of synthetic floating wind turbine mooring systems to validate design performance before full scale structures are deployed at sea. “If Americans want to maintain their energy-rich lifestyles and […]

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Maine Science Podcast features Dagher in latest episode

The latest episode in the Maine Science Podcast series features Habib Dagher, professor and founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. The podcast, a production of the Maine Science Festival, also has featured other experts from the UMaine community.

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Patenaude recognized at International Gordon Conference on Streptococcal Biology

Kathryn Patenaude, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical sciences from Presque Isle, Maine, won an outstanding poster award at the International Gordon Conference on Streptococcal Biology this August.  The poster, titled “Investigating the interaction of Streptococcus agalactiae and Candida albicans in vitro and in vivo,” featured research Patenaude is conducting in the lab of Melody Neely, […]

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Mitchell Center to host talk on unanticipated consequences of conservation Sept. 26

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about the unanticipated consequences of successful seal conservation in the Gulf of Maine at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.  In this talk, “Out of Our Depth: Interdisciplinary science for marine mammal conservation,” Kristina Cammen, an assistant […]

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Libby Lecture to focus on sustainable forest and climate solutions

Peter Ellis will present the University of Maine’s fourth annual Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Buchanan Alumni House. Ellis’ talk, “Smarter logging for good: Sustainable, low-impact forestry as a natural climate solution,” will discuss the role of forest management in achieving global environmental, economic and social […]

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AP notes UMaine role in USDA forest carbon storage project

The Associated Press reported that the University of Maine will partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their New England Climate-Smart Forest Partnership Project, which will build markets for climate-smart forest products to store carbon in wood products and substitute wood products for fossil fuel-based materials. The project could receive as much as $30 […]

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Media share Mitchell Center talk about unexpected consequences of conservation

The Bangor Daily News, CentralMaine.com and Sun Journal boosted a talk hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine about the unanticipated consequences of successful seal conservation in the Gulf of Maine at 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. Kristina Cammen, an assistant professor with the UMaine School […]

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