Signature and Emerging Areas

Week of events to celebrate diversity, cultures, faith

Members of the University of Maine community are invited to celebrate the differences that contribute to the campus and surrounding areas during Diversity Week and Islamic Awareness Week, March 27–31. Highlights of Diversity Week, which is put on by the Office of Multicultural Student Life, include a panel discussion and book talk. “Can We Really […]

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‘Mammoths in Maine’ focus of Phi Beta Kappa talk

University of Maine Professor Emeritus Hal Borns and Gary Hoyle, artist and former curator at the Maine State Museum, will present “Mammoths in Maine,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Bodwell Lounge of the Hudson Museum. Borns and Hoyle will speak about the history of the ancient animal in the state. A tusk […]

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DMC to host summer Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center is the site of a five-day workshop for college and university instructors of developmental biology. The June 27–July 1 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop introduces senior faculty and the next generation of developmental biologists to a variety of laboratory tools and a host of research organisms. Low-budget, high-impact microscopy […]

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SMART Institute participants

UMaine SMART program to be featured in 2017 NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase

The University of Maine’s Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) program will be featured in the 2017 NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase. The online event will feature three-minute videos on projects around the country that are aspiring to make STEM education in the United States more inclusive. The SMART program, based in the College of Engineering, seeks […]

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Ellsworth American reports on Geospatial Analysis Laboratory

The Ellsworth American wrote about the University of Maine School of Forest Resources’ Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Analysis Laboratory’s involvement with the construction of a new waste transfer station in Orland. “Basically the client wanted the most up-to-date representation of what’s there on the ground,” says Dave Sandilands, a graduate student, remote sensing specialist and aerial […]

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Dolphin illustration

Learn the art of nature in June at DMC

David Wheeler will teach a natural science illustration workshop June 12–16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wheeler, a teacher and artist for more than 25 years, will introduce basic shapes found in nature and help participants sharpen their observation skills. “We draw creative people from the Midcoast area and from […]

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Eos features Bohleber’s Kilimanjaro findings

Pascal Bohleber’s findings about ice thickness on Mount Kilimanjaro are featured in Eos, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Bohleber is an adjunct research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute. In 2015, he led a team that — for the first time — took ground-penetrating radar to Kilimanjaro’s 6,000-meter-high summit. “It’s like an […]

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Chen stock assessment model focus of Fishermen’s Voice story

The March issue of Fishermen’s Voice includes a story on a new shrimp stock assessment model developed by professor Yong Chen and postdoctoral research associate Jie Cao. This spring, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will adopt the stock assessment model for shrimp that takes into account the complex life history, environmental conditions and the […]

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