Signature and Emerging Areas

Jumars’ textbook published by Cambridge Scholars

“Viscous Flow Environments in Oceans and Inland Waters,” a textbook by Professor Emeritus Pete Jumars, has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Jumars says understanding how water moves is fundamental to the biology, chemistry and geology of oceans and inland waters. And while small-scale fluid dynamics is taught primarily in graduate engineering programs, Jumars says […]

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Fayeza Ahmed named associate director of Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study

University of Maine assistant professor of psychology Fayeza Ahmed has been named the first associate director of the Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) that focuses on hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors and aging as predictors of cognitive functioning. Fayeza Ahmed will be the primary go-to person for UMaine students and faculty interested in examining the data, […]

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Press Herald quotes Wahle in article on turning lobster shells into plastic

The Portland Press Herald quoted Rick Wahle, a professor of marine biology and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, in the article, “Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into durable plastic.” Researchers at McGill University in Montreal are creating plastic from chitin, a material present in the exoskeletons of […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish

Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides — including DDT — in the meltwater. Even with low levels of organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) in glacial meltwater, the risk of cancer for youth and […]

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News Center Maine includes aerial campus footage in profile on UMaine alumna

News Center Maine’s ‘Maine Portraits’ included aerial footage of the University of Maine campus in a profile of Christi Holmes, an alumna of the UMaine College of Engineering. Holmes was born in Machias, where her family has lived since 1765, and earned a degree in civil engineering from UMaine. After graduation she hiked the Appalachian […]

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Mayewski interviewed for BDN article on new climate report

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about his recently released climate report for the article, “Maine fisheries and blueberries could be at stake due to climate change, report says.” Mayewski collaborated with Sean Birkel, a UMaine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist, […]

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Miner speaks about glacier research on Radio Ecoshock

Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, spoke about her glacier research on Radio Ecoshock. Miner discussed her discovery of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the downstream water of the Silvretta Glacier in the Swiss Alps, and the potential for resulting health risks in an area where wind […]

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Study looks at ecological traps to minimize human risk of mosquito-borne pathogens

Ecological traps have the potential to effectively control pest species and inhibit the spread of infectious diseases, according to a University of Maine researcher. A recently published study led by Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at UMaine, provides new insights into how ecological traps, which occur when organisms show preference for […]

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